Arboricultural Services and Tree Surveys

Ecus’ arboriculture team has significant experience of the arboricultural and forestry industry, and delivers work across charitable, local authority, consultancy and private sectors.

All members of the team are professional members of the Arboricultural Association, with our Senior Arboriculturalist a Chartered and a Registered consultant with the Institute of Chartered Foresters.

Our arboricultural team’s core services include:

  • BS5837:2012 Trees in Relation to Design, Demolition and Construction with reference to development sites/planning applications 
    Tree Survey and Tree Constraints Plans, Arboricultural Impact Assessments, Arboricultural Method Statements, Tree Protection Plans
    Advice on no-dig and trenchless solutions for installation of hard surfacing and services in the Root Protection Areas of retained trees
  • Landowner’s Duty of Care obligations (Occupiers Liability Act 1957 & 1984, Health and Safety at Work Act 1974)
    Duty of Care Tree Condition Surveys. ‘Common Sense Risk Management of Trees’ published by The Forestry Commission, 2011, defines the legal duties of the landowner and occupier in relation to trees and is free to download from Current best practice is for landowners to have trees inspected every three years by a competent person
  • QTRA (Quantify Tree Risk Assessment) This quantifies the risk of significant harm from tree failure in a way that enables tree managers to balance safety with tree values and operate to predetermined limits of tolerable or acceptable risk. This is a useful accountable audit trail for landowners/occupiers making management decisions
  • Tree Inspections; e.g. for insurance companies or court cases
  • Management Plans; e.g. for woodlands or for veteran trees
  • Preparation of prioritised schedule of works; for large estates or landowners, e.g. along canal towpaths
  • Seconded Arboricultural services; for Local Authorities

If you would like more information about our tree survey services give our team a call or make an enquiry.