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Arboricultural surveys and tree works

arboricultural surveys

agb Environmental has the capability to deliver a range of arboricultural surveys. This can help by removing the hassle and risk by delivering any tree works and planting required.

Getting a tree survey is just the first step of what can sometimes be a lengthy process, particularly if there are complications, or if things go wrong. You’ve found the arboriculturist to provide the survey, but now you need a contractor, and maybe an ecologist and landscaper too.

There are several reasons why you may need a tree survey:

  • Produce an Arboricultural Impact Assessment to support a planning application;
  • Provide justification for work to protected trees – those subject to Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs) or within Conservation Areas;
  • Arrange a Mortgage (Home Buyer) Report when looking to buy a new house;
  • To provide a Tree Condition Assessment to keep people and property safe.

In most cases you will need someone to carry out the work. Assuming work is required and you cannot do it yourself, so you’ll need a tree contractor. Before that, if the tree is protected, you will need to submit an application to the local Council. You may also need help for this.

If the tree survey identified that birds or bats may be present, you may need an ecologist to inspect it before you can get the work underway, and if you are removing trees with the Council’s permission, you may be required to plant replacements, for which you could need a landscape contractor. New planting needs to consider its future size and impact on its surroundings – trees can become a nuisance to those nearby, or cause damage to buildings.

So, from your starting point of finding an arboriculturist to carry out the survey, you end up having to find several other people to see the process through to the end. This can be both time-consuming and stressful – how do you know if the ecologist is properly qualified, or the tree contractor has the correct insurance and can carry out the work safely? If something goes wrong, will you be held responsible?

At agb Environmental we can see the entire process through for you. As well as carrying out the initial survey, we can:

  • Assist with or submit TPO and Conservation Area applications;
  • Provide fully qualified in-house ecologists to inspect trees and advise on how to proceed;
  • Take the bother out of finding fully qualified, experienced and insured contractors to carry out tree work. Make sure all material is disposed of appropriately and lawfully, and supply and plant new trees.

Need our help?

Getting us involved from the beginning can save you time, money and hassle. It can give you the reassurance that everything will go smoothly from start to finish. To find out more contact Richard Parmee, Head of Natural Environment on 01638 663226, or email

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