Tree Surveys in Hertfordshire

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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.

We provide competitive quotes for tree surveys in Hertfordshire with no hidden costs. Our top priority is avoiding delays that can be commonly experienced with these types of surveys, saving you both time and money in the long run and ensuring that your development plans stay on track.

We will clear the way to getting your project off the ground in good time. In the event of any issues as a result of your tree surveys, Indigo Surveys will propose changes to preserve both the environment and your ideal vision for your development plan as much as possible. 

Our tree consultants have a high level of experience that marks us out as a company that commercial and residential clients across the country can trust with their full tree survey report and other tree services. Our tree surveys are all at affordable price options, providing cost-effective and high-quality tree surveying services in Hertfordshire and the surrounding area.

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 contains trees or is in close proximity to them, then you will need a professional tree survey to determine if they are protected trees or likely to impact on a development. 

This is because the UK has legislation to ensure that protected species, including trees, are kept safe from development. Should you want to go ahead with your plans despite the presence of trees, then you will need the services of an arboricultural surveyor to create a tree report. This tree surveyor will create a detailed report and then determine the type and overall health of all the existing trees and make recommendations regarding retention, tree removal and mitigation.  

Tree surveys look to identify trees on site as well as any nearby trees that may be protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. If such trees are found and recorded within the full tree survey, then you’re going to be facing additional steps before you can get the planning permission from the local council that you need to proceed with your proposed plan. You should usually receive the report of a professional tree survey from Indigo Surveys within five days. 

It’s important to note that while professional tree surveys don’t typically take an overly long amount of time to prepare, this may not be the only type of ecological survey required for a site by local authorities. Other types of surveys, such as protected species surveys, can take a much longer time, especially if they involve having to monitor a site for an extended period of time. 

Ultimately, if no such protected or potential issues with trees are identified on site, then the results of the tree survey will not stand in the way of the planning application for any new developments.

What if protected trees are found on site in tree reports?

It’s not the end of your development plans should the outcome of your tree report identify the presence of trees on site that are protected. 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 having to dig into tree roots to outright removal of trees to create the required space for the proposed development. 

Should conflict be identified in tree reports, 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 protect the tree on site or those surrounding it.

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 recommendation will be made in the tree report on whether the trees should remain, or can be relocated or potentially allowed to be removed or new planting to take place by way of mitigation.

Tree surveys for Mortgages and Insurance

Our professional tree surveys also include services for those considering buying a property and needing a mortgage, but may have potential issues with trees on site. We can provide full tree surveys and reports for both commercial and residential clients, whether for a front or back garden or a more extensive piece of land or woodland, that will provide you with all the information you need to satisfy a lender or insurer.

Trees within a property or surrounding it can have a potential impact on buildings and or other structures like driveways, paths and underground pipework. Consulting with an arboricultural consultant will provide you with an accurate tree survey within the property boundary and surrounding area so that informed decisions can be made about what action is required to gain approval from lenders and insurers.

Health & Safety Tree Surveys

Indigo Survey also provides tree services that extend to health and safety risk assessment. Our specialists can assess and report the condition of any trees located on a site and identify any potential liabilities you may not have been aware of due to the trees on the property.

Tree owners have a responsibility under the The Occupiers Liability Act 1984 to ensure the safety of visitors to their property and its vicinity. By getting a tree survey from Indigo Surveys, you’ll receive an in depth tree report, that will identify all species of tree (scientific name) and make recommendations whether they should be retained, felled or pruned by qualified tree surgeons.

Need A Tree Survey in Hertfordshire?

Enquire about our tree services or get a free quote on 0333 123 7080 or email us at Our team will respond swiftly as well as arrange your reliable tree survey service in Hertfordshire that will aid you with any planning applications, tree protection plans, mortgage tree surveys, health and safety tree assessments and more.


“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