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Arboricultural Survey for Residential Development

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agb Environmental was commissioned to provide specialist arboricultural support to a residential extension project in London. The proposals were close to important neighbouring trees, and the Tree Officer was concerned that the development could damage or kill the trees.

Though the agb Environmental report proposed that hard surfacing and wall foundations would limit root growth into the site, the Council wanted trial excavation to establish root growth. This would have been both costly and disruptive, putting much of the site (operating as a bus depot) out of
action for two weeks.

agb Environmental then undertook a tree radar survey. This confirmed that no significant roots were present beneath the proposed development area. As a result, the LPA lifted the Tree Officer’s objection and approved the scheme.

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To understand more about trees in relation to Arboricultural Assessments, call Richard Parmee (Principal Arboricultural Consultant) on 01638 663226 (Newmarket office) or email

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