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

About David Archer Associates


David Archer Associates is a consultancy in arboriculture, ecology and landscape. We work with developers, architects, planning teams and private clients to help them navigate the complexities of the planning and legislative processes. 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.

Our Team

Our team

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. 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.

We help our clients to secure planning permission and avoid project delays by engaging with our expert recommendations.

With accreditations from leading bodies, including the Arboricultural Association and the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM), our team has access to a large knowledge base – so you can trust us to keep your development project on course and legally compliant.

Navigate tree and wildlife habitat challenges before they arise with our extensive planning process experience.

Our team doesn’t just focus on ecology and trees; we’re here to help clients navigate potential planning issues before they arise. Our years of experience and understanding of the nuances of the planning system means we can save you time and money.

  • Detailed fee estimates covering all planning stages
  • 100+ years’ team experience
  • London and South of England coverage
  • Members of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management

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.

The Ecology office is now closed on Fridays from November through to February

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.

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.
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.
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.