Tree Surveys & Risk Assessments

Northern Tree Services’ qualified arborist can undertake pre-planning Tree Surveys to BS: 5837 on behalf of our clients as part of the initial stages of project planning. The tree and site survey identifies and assesses all trees present on the site to determine their individual relative merit for retention or removal, current health and associated root protection areas that may hinder construction.

This survey can then be used to make better informed decisions on the planning and design stages of a project and also to accompany the final application to the planning authority.

What is a Tree Survey Needed For?

Planning Permission:
If you intend on submitting an application for planning permission and trees are located on site, you are likely to need a qualified Arboricultural Consultant to perform a tree survey to BS: 5837 standard. Our fully qualified arborist can help you to gain planning permission by minimising the impact on your trees.

Health and Safety Assessments:
Old or unhealthy trees can be very dangerous near buildings or in areas where there is regular footfall. Our arborist can perform a thorough examination of your trees to determine the general health and expected lifespan of the trees and if necessary, make recommendations for surgery on the trees so they no longer pose any health and safety risk.

What Does the Tree Survey Report Include?

Tree Identification
– Dimensions
– Age of the Tree
– General Health & Condition of the Tree
– Expected Life-Span

– Identify possible hazards and recommend best course of action to negate them.
– All trees will be tagged with individual tags and numbers to coincide with the report recommendations and for continuity during follow up reports.