Tree and woodland management

Arboriculture

Forward thinking and pragmatic solutions

Arboricultural specialists

Here at Ecus, we specialise in woodland care and tree management, with an emphasis on trees and the planning process. Our long and proven track record speaks for itself as we continue to deliver successful outcomes for our clients in all aspects of arboriculture.

Our experts are highly experienced and qualified arboriculturalists and woodland managers. All staff are members of the Arboricultural Association, and our principal is a Chartered Arboriculturalist and registered consultant with the Institute of Chartered Foresters. We are qualified users of QTRA and hold the Professional Tree Inspectors qualification.

Working with the latest digital and technical equipment, we deliver accurate results in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

Our services

BS5837:2012 tree surveys

Arboricultural Impact Assessments

Arboricultural Method Statement and Tree Protection Plans

Arboricultural Clerk of Works
Full support and guidance for clients through the planning process including pre-application advice and post-consent condition discharge. We also offer guidance and advice around Tree Preservation Orders including contesting new orders and preparing pruning schedules.

Duty of Care tree surveys using methodologies including QTRA and VTA
Our team of experienced tree surveyors offer bespoke tree surveys or the delivery of clients preferred methodology. As standard, this is always completed using fully integrated digital systems.

EIA chapters and input
We provide standalone woodland and tree EIS chapters. Alternatively, we embed into design teams to guide the production of related chapters.

Woodland Management Plans and Advice
As experienced woodland managers we work with clients to produce woodland management plans, felling licence applications and restocking schemes.

New planting scheme design
Working closely with our ecology and landscape departments we prepare detailed schedules for compensatory planting schemes required to discharge related planning conditions.

Local Authority secondment services including tree officer cover
Our highly experienced former public sector Tree Officers can embed into LPA teams to provide tree officer cover.

Subsidence and trees
Providing support to home owners and insurers in situations where trees are linked to damaged property.

Trees at Allt Mhuic hydro scheme