Tree Surveys

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All landowners are under a ‘common duty of care’ to people who may be damaged by their acts or omissions. Landowners must not expose visitors to their property or premises to unacceptable levels of risk. The Occupiers Liability Acts (1957 and 1984) use the term ‘to take reasonable care’ or ‘such care as in all the circumstances of the case is reasonable’. Trees have the ability to damage and injure people and property and require attention as part of routine management and maintenance of a site.

Our consultants hold the professional tree inspection certificate and have considerable tree management experience. Treecall Consulting can undertake a range of tree surveys and provide appropriate management recommendations. The written reports are also valuable in demonstrating that a prudent approach to tree risk management is in force and so liabilities, in the case of accidents, can be minimised.

 

 

 


Tree Safety Survey

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All trees within the site will be inspected from ground level using the visual tree assessment method.  Only trees identified as a hazard and require work for health and safety purposes are recorded on the tree location plan and schedule. The information recorded at the time of the survey will include the species, age class, physiological and structural condition, arboricultural observations, target, tree work recommendations to reduce risks to people and property and a safety priority to indicate when the recommendations should be implemented.

The report will appraise the arboricultural findings made at the time of the survey and provide management recommendations on tree safety. A tree schedule is included within the report that is cross referenced with a tree location plan. This report can be submitted to support a tree work application with the local planning authority if needed.


Tree Condition Survey

All trees within the site will be inspected and recorded on the tree location plan and schedule.  The inspection will be carried out from ground level using the Visual Tree Assessment method. The information recorded will include the species, stem diameter, height, age class, physiological and structural condition, arboricultural observations and tree work recommendations for remedial purposes and to encourage future tree growth. A safety priority is included to indicate an appropriate timescale within which the recommendations should be implemented.

The report will appraise the arboricultural findings made at the time of the tree survey and discuss the current situation. Management recommendations will be made along with mitigation measures where appropriate. A tree schedule is included within the report, which is cross-referenced with the tree location plan. This report can be submitted to support a tree work application with the local planning authority if needed.