Our ecology consultants and arboriculture team are here to help you through every step of the planning process

From tree surveys to wildlife habitat assessments and landscape design, our friendly team are available to keep your development project on track



Our friendly team of tree consultants can support you throughout your planning process with tree surveys, pre-purchase assessments, TPO applications and more.



Our ecology team offers preliminary ecological appraisals, ecological impact assessments, bat surveys and Habitat Regulations Assessments.



Our team offers landscape consultancy services, including feasibility studies, landscape master plans and visual impact assessments.

About us

We work with developers, architects, planning teams and private clients to help them navigate the complexities of the planning and legislative processes.

David Archer Associates is a consultancy in arboriculture, ecology and landscape.  Whether you’re looking for a tree survey, support with a planning application or you have worries about protected wildlife inhabiting your development, our helpful team are here to advise on how to keep your project on track and on budget.

About David Archer Associates
Our Team

Our team

We’ve supported our clients through every type of tree or wildlife constraint and are always ready to offer friendly advice and an expert eye throughout your development process.

Our team has decades of arboricultural and ecological experience between them (100+ years and counting) and help clients with large-scale complex building developments, heritage and infrastructure projects through to smaller private residential projects.

Planning permission

We understand the planning deadline pressures our clients face so we strive to be flexible and available.

From site visits with little notice to providing solutions in the event of an unfavourable planning decision, we always work in our client’s interests. Over the years we’ve built excellent relationships with planning and tree officers; a key factor in our excellent success rate in achieving the best outcome for our clients.

About David Archer Associates

About our Arboricultural and Ecology Consultancy Services


Our highly experienced team has extensive knowledge of the planning system, so we can identify problems before they arise – helping you save time, money and avoid project delays.

Planning decisions

We are comfortable challenging adverse planning decisions if required. Our experience and strong relationships mean we have an excellent track record of negotiating a positive result.


We understand the time pressures involved with development projects; therefore, our friendly team works to deliver detailed fee estimates, assessments and surveys.

Team work

Our arboricultural, ecology and landscape consultants operate as a close-knit team, so they can work together to support projects affected by trees, protected species and much more.

Local authorities

We have built excellent relationships with local authority tree officers, Natural England and with planning officers; as a result we have helped hundreds of clients overcome complex development project hurdles.


Our length of experience means we’ve built up a network of specialist expertise, so we always have an experienced professional to support you, no matter what challenges you face.


Our services cover London, the South of England up to and including Northamptonshire. Our arboricultural, ecology and landscape consultants are rarely more than an hour away from your site.


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