Independent Arboriculture and Urban Forestry

If you are considering development or seeking planning permission Independent Arboriculture & Urban Forestry has the skill set to assist you with:

  • Pre-purchase tree constraints advice on potential development sites
  • Tree surveys and tree quality assessment to BS5837, including Tree Constraints Plans to inform layout design
  • Design reviews and assistance with site layout in relation to trees
  • Preparation of supporting documentation, including Arboricultural Implications Assessments, Arboricultural Method Statements, Arboricultural Impact Plans, Tree Protection Plans and Tree Planting Plans
  • Site supervision during the construction process to ensure the protection of retained trees

Great Example

A fellow professional has a site with a Tree Preservation Order and it’s proving one of the stumbling blocks to gaining planning permission. We identified planning issues with the trees concerned and recommended a number of options to do with site layout and tree protection requirements to the client. After these recommendations were documented planning permission was granted. We even had a chat with the contractor on simple tree-related measures to protect the tree and keep the Enforcement Officer at bay. The build proceeded, with the tree retained and thriving – key objectives met.

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Want to know more?

Some planning authorities have produced some excellent concise guidance on trees and development. Here are a couple of examples:

As a quick overview, British Standard BS5837 sets out the arboricultural process to be followed wherever trees or hedges are being considered in relation to development (including design or construction). It gives recommendations on assessing constraints in relation to tree stock quality and offers guidance on how trees might be retained within a scheme. It also contains guidance on protecting retained trees during development.

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Sometimes if you search ‘BS5837’ you find a free to download copy – don’t tell anyone we told you so.