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Tree Surveys Hertfordshire
Indigo Surveys has been providing a range of tree survey and other ecological surveys across the UK for well over a decade, and have accrued a great deal of trust and customer satisfaction.
When it comes to ecological surveys of any type, we provide competitive quotes with no hidden costs. Our top priority is avoiding delays that are common in these types of surveys, saving you both time and money in the long run. We will clear the way to getting your project off the ground in good time.
Hertfordshire is a hotspot for these types of surveys due to the very rich country and greenery that weaves through the country. Interest in hiring professional arboricultural surveyors to perform tree surveys in an efficient time has increased in line with demand for new developments. In the event of any issues as a result of your tree surveys, Indigo Surveys vows to propose changes to preserve both the environment and your ideal vision for your development plan as much as possible.
What is a Tree Survey?
Have you been thinking of carrying out development on a piece of land? 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 said trees are protected.
This is because the UK has taken on the responsibility of keeping endangered or at-risk life safe from development. Should you want to go ahead with the development despite the presence of trees, 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 usually 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 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 trees are found on site?
It’s not the end of your development should this come to pass. First, the tree surveyor will check if there is any sort of conflict that will arise regarding 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 the situation. Part of this will be seeing if there could be alterations made to the development plan so as 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. A decision will then have to be made on whether the trees must remain, or can be relocated or allowed to 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.”