It is common for building and construction sites to be populated with existing trees, some may be removed to enable the building work to progress but others will remain.
As part of the planning process it will almost certainly be a requirement to undertake a tree survey and submit a report all in accordance with BS5837:2012 Tree Assessment for Planning. This process needs to identify tree species, size, quality and value to the landscape, making recommendations regarding those to be retained and those to be removed.
The BS5837 : 2012 Tree Assessment for Planning report also needs to include a Constraints Plan, this will provide detail regarding issues of shade, future crown sizes, and rooting areas. Furthermore the report will also need to include a Method Statement and Tree Protection Plan that details steps and precautions to be taken to protect trees during the construction process.
In some cases regular dialogue and on site meetings with local planners and the council's Arboricultural Officer are essential to help the process along.
BS5837 : 2012 - Why Choose Bawden Tree Care to Help?
Bawden Tree Care consultants will provide input, advice, survey and report writing services to assist clients to meet their arboricultural planning requirements, ensuring a smooth transition through the process and ultimately implementation on site. Bawden will survey your trees in accordance with BS 5837:2012 and provide details, drawings, plans and specifications that may be needed to support your planning application, these might include Root Protection Zones, Arboricultural Impact Statements, Method Statements and Management Plans. Bawden will also provide qualified persons to supervise machine and hand dig work on site where this is stipulated by the Planning Officer.
At Bawden arboricultural services are tailored to fit the particular requirements of the development proposed, with a view to securing positive outcomes as quickly and effectively as possible, it also means customers don't pay for services they don't need.
Call or email Bawden Tree Care now to discuss your BS5837 tree survey requirements, make an appointment for one of the team to visit, or just get some general advice. Please remember we are here to help and all our quotations are free and without obligation. Bawden Tree Care is an 'Approved Contractor' with the Arboricultural Association so you can be assured that you are being given a professional service at a fair price.
To book your no obligation free quotation call now 01980 623015 or email your requirements to the survey team.