Pre-Purchase Surveys

Our rapid survey service quickly identifies any tree-related issues before the purchase of a site.

What is it?

A pre-purchase is a cost-effective survey for prospective purchasers of land sites to quickly identify any tree-related issues which could prejudice future enjoyment or development of a site. This is typcially most used by property developers but can also benefit private land owners looking to extend or re-develop their properties.

The survey could take the form of either an abbreviated version of a BS5837 (2012) (Trees in relation to design, demolition and construction – Recommendations) survey or a preliminary tree hazard survey to identify any future liabilities. Either one can be carried out quickly and the findings given within a short timescale.

How can it help?

This will save time and money in the long term by forseeing potential problems with the local authority planners and will in turn increase the probability of gaining successful planning consents.

The survey can also help other associated professionals such as highway engineers and ecologists, in identifying those areas where trees may impact on their assessments and proposals.

What we will do

Our professional surveyors can visit the site in the very early stages of the developments/purchase process to quickly asses potential problems before any major work is commited.

Immediately following the survey a verbal assessment will be given, followed within 2 to 3 days by a short written report.

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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