Arboriculture services covering London and the South of England

We combine our extensive arboriculture experience with the highest industry standards, helping our clients deliver development projects on time, and with minimal environmental challenges.
Including tree surveys, TPO applications/appeals, hazard tree assessments  and full tree assessment surveys for planning applications.

We understand every type of challenge that trees can bring to the planning process.

Our team has worked across every type of project, from highly complex commercial developments to smaller residential properties, so we have an excellent track record of helping our clients find a solution to any kind of tree problem. Trees are not our only specialism; we’re also highly knowledgeable in the planning process, so we’re easily able to spot and communicate anything that may impact the development of your site – helping you avoid future delays and costs.

Our consultants are rarely more than an hour away from any London or South of England site.

Our arboricultural consultants have extensive knowledge of sites across the whole of the South of England, including Hampshire, London, Surrey, Sussex up to Northamptonshire and more. Being strategically based,  any Southern England site is in easy reach which means we can also perform last-minute site visits if you’re working on a quick-moving project.

We understand that your deadlines are tight; therefore, we try to respond to every arboricultural fee estimate request within 48 hours.

Our arboricultural consultants incorporate detailed levels of research such as land changes over time, assessments of past applications, and the relevant case law, to understand if there will be project challenges that may cause delays or unforeseen costs.

Our arboricultural services

Pre purchase surveys

We provide cost-effective pre-purchase tree surveys.

Our affordable pre-purchase tree surveys help prospective buyers identify tree-related issues that may limit a site’s future development.

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Planning applications

We can provide full tree surveys for prospective planning applications

These comply with BS5837 (2012) and will identify any development constraints imposed by the trees and will give you practical solutions to overcome them.

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Expert wittness

We have experience in providing Expert Witness evidence

We have broad experience in providing Expert Witness evidence and appearing in Planning Appeals and Public Inquiries. with an excellent track record of successful outcomes.

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TPO applications

We are experts at drafting TPO applications and appeals

We have many years of experience in drafting Tree Preservation Order applications, and our expert advice has helped our clients achieve a high success rate.

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Tree hazards

Tree Hazard Assessments and Surveys

Our team has built up a high level of experience in carrying out tree hazard surveys for a wide range of clients from local authorities, government bodies, large landowners to private individuals with just one tree.

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Tree hazards

Picus Resistograph

Does your tree have internal decay/defects? Has an external inspection not reached a firm conclusion; Don’t want to fell a tree without a high degree of confidence of the necessity? Then we have just the answer; the arboreal equivalent of a CT scan.

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Our arboricultural specialists can provide Locum Services for Local Authorities

We can provide support services to local authorities under pressure through staff illness, budget cuts or staff reductions.

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What our arboricultural clients say about us

I would like to add my endorsement to David Archer Associates Arboricultural, Ecology and Landscape Consultants.

I have known David Archer since 2000 and worked closely with him on many planning applications where there are tree, ecology and landscape issues that necessitate professional specialist guidance.

All of DAA reports and drawings are crafted to a high quality meeting the level of detail required by Local Planning Authorities.

David and his team of consultants work proactively giving clear and accurate advice to achieve workable solutions.

– Jayne Wunderlich, Paradigm Planning Limited

Tree fee estimates delivered within 48 hours


100+ years’ team experience


London and South of England coverage


Friendly, helpful and approachable team

About our Arboricultural Services

We provide thorough assessments from the start, helping to reduce unforeseen future issues that could cause delays and unnecessary costs.

Our deep understanding of the planning process and the specific requirements of individual planning officers allows us to comfortably guide our clients through any challenge, big or small.

Our arboricultural consultants cover the broad geographical area of the South of England, up to Northamptonshire. They’re rarely more than one hour away from any primary site.  See our full coverage here

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 access to a broad range of specialist expertise within our team, so we always have an experienced professional to support you no matter what your challenges.

Our arboriculture team works quickly and efficiently. Fee estimates are usually turned around in 48 hours and surveys within 5 working days, helping to ensure you never lose out on that ideal site to a competitor.