Expert Tree Consultants - Quick & Affordable Surveys To Help You Meet Planning Requirements

Are you in need of a tree survey? At Indigo Surveys, we offer a range of surveys from £200 + VAT. We provide tree surveys, ecology surveys, habitat assessments, and more!

We are here to help

We are here to help

Fixed cost quotes

Fixed cost quotes

No hidden charges

No hidden charges

Up front advice

Up front advice

Proven record

Proven record

We’re here to help you find the best survey quote

With our expert team providing a range of tree surveys and other ecological surveys across the UK, you can have full confidence we’ll help you find the best tree survey quote.

Who we have worked with
  • Over 10 years experience
  • Domestic & commercial surveys
  • Tree & other ecological surveys
  • Fast reports
  • Fixed cost quotes
  • 1,000s of satisfied customers

Tree Consultant & Specialist Surveyors

To receive a personalised quote, fill out our quotes form or give us a call

Simply provide us with your details, and we’ll email you a comprehensive quote that covers everything you need to know, ensuring a hassle-free experience for you.

Let us know you're ready!

Once you have received your personalised quote and you are satisfied and ready to proceed, simply let us know. We will then move forward with the necessary arrangements, suitable for you. Don’t forget, we are more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

Receive your report

Once your survey is finished, we will prepare your report and send it to you upon payment.  We’ll ensure that the report accurately reflects your requirements and provides the valuable information you need. We will then arrange a suitable day for your survey and commence the necessary work.

Why Choose Indigo Surveys

No hidden costs

We are upfront and provide you with an overview of the typical and expected costs for your project based on UK policy, guidance and best practice.

Competitive quote

We’ll provide you with a highly competitive quote, not a generic cost, but fixed quotes based on the specifications of your job.

Avoid delay & costs

Avoid delays on site and unnecessary costs with our comprehensive surveys which will outline any potential issues from the start.

Responsive to you

Let us do all the leg work, we’ll respond to you swiftly & provide you with a quote, inspection, and report – all without you needing to chase us.

Expert Consultation

We will ensure that we give the best suggestions when it comes to alterations that your development plan may need, ensuring your options are as varied as possible, whilst being tailored perfectly to your needs. 

Satisfaction guaranteed

With a client list including home owners, local authorities, major super markets, and developers, you can have confidence that you are in good hands.

Need a survey? Boost your chances of planning success with a survey from Indigo

Who we work with

Local Councils/Government Agencies

Our tree consultants work with councils and Government agencies across the UK, providing support, advice and informative reports.


We advise corporations on arboricultural and ecological obligations, legislation, planning feasibility, habitats, and trees & measured surveys.

Private Homeowners/Land Managers

For insurance, a mortgage, or buying/selling/developing a property, a tree Survey or tree report from our tree consultants will inform and assist you with ease.

Tree Surveys

Indigo’s tree consultants provide a range of tree surveys to clients in both domestic and commercial settings. Our arboricultural consultancy services can assist with planning applications with landowners and developers in highlighting the impact a development might have on the immediate and surrounding area.

Tree survey reports will highlight tree advice to the extent of which trees may constrain a proposed development, whether that be on the proposed site of development or immediately adjacent to it.

Why is a tree survey required?

A tree survey will highlight the legal status of any trees present within an area requested, giving a clear indication of any trees and whether they are protected or not. A tree report will indicate those trees suffering from any disease or decay that may require felling. This information can then be used to support any planning application, whether this be for new build developments or refurbishment of existing properties.

We can provide a range of tree surveys to British Standard 5837 to increase your chances of planning success and help avoid unnecessary time delay. Tree surveys are vital for any developments but can also be required for homebuyers and homeowners in respect of home purchases or mortgage/insurance renewal and any perceived risk from trees. We also provide health and safety tree risk management surveys to ensure that landowners stay within their ‘duty or care’ to ensure the safety of visitors to their land. This can include recommendations for felling or pruning advice for management of trees.

Ecology Surveys

Indigo Surveys provide a range of ecology surveys for a wide variety of clients in both a domestic and commercial setting. Our team of ecologists specialise in a wide range of habitat assessment, from phase 1 habitat surveys to more detailed protected species and invasive plant species guidance throughout the UK.

We advise a wide range of clients on ecology matters, including developers, architects, project managers, planning consultants, engineers, local authorities, private clients. We deliver high quality reports and advice to ensure you stay on the right side of the law when it comes to development.

Why is an ecology survey required?

An ecology survey is usually required to detail habitats and species within an area that is to be changed in some way. They often are required for large development projects but equally could be relevant to a small scale change such as a small barn conversion. The goal of the ecological survey is to identify any potential constraints that could impact the development’s progress.

The ecological impact of any development, large or small, has to be considered as part of the whole planning process. Failure to do so and then disturbing or destroying the habitat of a protected species can be a criminal offence and should be avoided.

Habitat surveys provide ecological details of a site, including vegetation and identifying any protected species and their habitat. Depending on the initial findings in a Phase 1 habitat survey, more detailed surveys may be required, which can then be used to support a planning application.

BS5837 Surveys

As tree consultants, we provide a range of tree surveys to British Standard BS5837. If you are needing a tree survey for planning purposes, we can help whatever your location in the UK. Get in touch and we can quickly produce a BS5837 Tree Survey for your site to assist your planning application.

Our surveys cover a site’s key features including detailed information of all trees that will be required for a planning application. Prepared by a qualified arboriculturist, a BS5837 tree survey will provide best guidance on the trees on the site and their associated risks.

Why is a BS5837 survey required?

A BS5837 tree survey will usually be required for any planning application for an extension, new build, demolition or development proposal when trees are sited within the site boundary (or within 15 metres of a site boundary). The tree survey will provide an understanding of the site and any limitations presented by trees on the site.

Any acceptable planning application will successfully incorporate suitable trees in the design and mitigate the loss of any trees being removed. Local authority planner will require the BS5837 Assessment including identification and mapping of all the important tree habitats within the site and the recommendations for their retention or removal.

Measure Surveys

Indigo Surveys provide measured surveys to a range of clients in both domestic and commercial settings. A measured survey is an accurate representation of site, including the buildings, structures, and other site details, in order to produce a very accurate picture of the project on a scaled plan.

Using sophisticated equipment enables accuracy of the measured surveys, the detail of which will be used as the basis of all planning phases, as well as the foundation on which any design plans for the future use of the site are based. Each client will have their own requirements regarding the precise degree of detail required, timescales, budgets and other aspects, and this will have a bearing on the costs of the measured survey.

Why is a measured survey required?

A measured survey is considered an essential part of any development project providing the detail of the the present site, and allowing the potential look of the area to be planned out. We provide measure surveys services to a range of clients including landowners, developers, construction companies, architects, planning consultants, project managers, engineers and other planning professionals.

As each project is different, we understand that each measured survey has different requirements and a different level of detail required. We can work with you to provide a cost-effective solution for your site, no matter the scale of measured survey you require.

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“We have retained Indigo Surveys to undertake measured surveys and tree services for various projects over the last 5 years and have always found the price, quality and customer service to be excellent. Andrew Turnbull is exceptionally helpful, easy to contact and always responds to queries in a timely manner.”

Claire Williams
Project Manager

“I have worked with Indigo on many school projects. Many ran at the same time and had very short pre-construction programmes. Indigo were proactive and able to meet the challenging programmes, which enabled us to meet all submission dates for approval. We were kept aware of all ecology/arboricultural issues from the outset.”

Jane Shaw
Senior Design Manager

“Indigo’s role in the Project Team was crucial in obtaining Planning Permission on a complex and challenging site. Their expert arboricultural knowledge resulted in successful negotiations with the Planning Authority and helped make the project feasible while also ensuring that it preserved the character of the site.”

Graeme Mill
Project Architect

“We used Andy at Indigo Surveys for a difficult planning scheme in Wimbledon Village and found his knowledge and strategy in dealing with the various issues thrown up very impressive and the added footprint that this gave the client on the scheme was invaluable. We continue to use Indigo Surveys Ltd for Arboricultural Consultancy services, and would be very happy to recommend them.”

Martin Down
Managing Director

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