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Tree Survey Gloucestershire
At Indigo Surveys, we endeavour to set out ecological surveys of all types promptly, with an efficiency that reduces your chances of delays and will save you both time and money. We provide competitive quotes for tree surveys in the Gloucestershire area, so enquire by hitting the “Start Quote” button.
Interest in hiring a specialist arboricultural surveyor in Gloucestershire is high. With the county being a large green area, the amount of protected flora and fauna is high.
Regardless, a tree survey is a process that may turn complicated should there be protected tree life in any proposed area. To find out more about tree reports and what they entail, please read on.
What is a Tree Survey?
Have you been considering carrying out development on a piece of land or existing property? Regardless of whether this is a building construction, or simply the installation of a facility, if the proposed location of the development is near trees, then you will need a tree survey to determine if any trees on-site or nearby are protected.
This is because the UK has taken on the responsibility of keeping endangered or at-risk life safe from human expansion. Should you want to go ahead with the development regardless of a potential roadblock, then you will need to hire an arboricultural surveyor to create a tree report. This tree surveyor will then determine the identity and health of the surrounding trees.
Tree reports look for certain trees that are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. If such trees are found and recorded within the report, then you’re going to be facing additional steps before you can proceed with your proposed plan. You should receive the report from the arboricultural survey within five days.
It’s important to note that whilst a tree report doesn’t take so long, you also have to realise that this may not be the only type of survey required of you. Other types of surveys, such as protected wildlife surveys, can take a much longer time.
Ultimately, if no such protected tree life is found, then the survey will not stand in the way of the proposed development. However…
What if protected tree life is found?
It’s not the end of your development should this be the case. First, the tree surveyor will check if there is any sort of conflict that will come between the trees and the development. This conflict can be anything from digging into tree roots to having to outright remove trees to create space.
Should conflict be found, then there will be a few balances and checks made to try and rectify or mitigate the situation. Part of this will be seeing if there could be alterations made to the development plan to spare the surrounding trees. If this will not avoid the destruction of the surrounding trees, then each of them will be graded on a factor of size and health. The professionals will then decide whether the trees can be relocated or can be removed.
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”