Tree Surveys Manchester

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Our specialist tree surveyor team offers quality, reliable tree surveys in Manchester focussing on tree safety, preservation, and inspection. Our specialists have the expertise as well as experience to offer arboricultural consultancy. Thanks to our specialisation, we can expertly handle a tree survey for different purposes in and around the city.

If you are interested in having a BS5837 Tree Survey for planning and/or Health and Safety purposes done to develop a site or get mortgage loans, we can help by providing our thorough services. With our highly qualified team of specialist tree surveyors, we can provide excellent tree survey Manchester services for both residential and commercial projects. If you or your local planning authority require tree survey services, contact Indigo Surveys.

We can help you get your projects started. If you’re a landowner or developer looking for specialists to analyse the impact of a development on an area in terms of existing trees in an area that you’re intending to develop, we are the people to contact. Please note that it is crucial to understand the particular constraints on a proposed development of an area and its surroundings brought by trees.

You may already be aware of certain restrictions relating to conservation areas, Tree Preservation Orders, or root protection areas which are all designed to protect trees and are imposed by local authorities to protect key areas – and these must be adhered to.

Indigo Surveys In Manchester: Working With Councils

As specialist tree surveyors we complete a lot of our work for, or on behalf of, councils. It’s their job to ensure the safety and integrity of the trees in their area, so we have to carry out surveys at different sites for different reasons (some of which we’ll cover below) in order to satisfy the council’s desire to see that key trees in their area are preserved.

The different councils we work with in and around Manchester include:

  • Manchester City Council;
  • Bury Council;
  • Rochdale Borough Council;
  • Oldham Council;
  • Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council;
  • Stockport Council;
  • Trafford Council;
  • Salford City Council; and
  • Bolton Council.


Next we’ll talk about why you should bother with tree surveys in Manchester for different reasons, not least because it’s often a legal requirement, but if you would like to learn more about Manchester City Council’s expectations and legislation surrounding the protection of trees in the area, you can do so with their Trees Overview and Tree Preservation Orders and Trees in Conservation Areas pages.

For now, let’s focus on why tree surveys in Manchester are so important to begin with:

Why Should I Bother With Tree Surveys Manchester?

For Developers

It is legally required that one ensures the safety of surrounding trees in an area they intend to develop. Since construction, demolition and other activities in a proposed site have the potential to damage trees; it is important that a tree survey is done.

Trees may also pose a certain level of danger to your project, so ensure you get a detailed tree survey done to protect yourself, too.

Tree & Planning / Construction (BS5837)

We have, at Indigo Surveys, tree surveyor specialists who offer the recommended British Standard 5837: 2012 in and around the Manchester area. These are specialists who offer the required arboricultural consultancy services to inform and support your planning application – tree consultants that can help you get your project right.

We keep in our minds the design, demolition and construction recommendations by your specialists, and conduct the relevant tree survey to ensure every aspect is covered to satisfy local planning authorities. You get a service that helps you maximise your developable space thanks to our tailored approach when providing tree surveys.

Why Should I Bother With Tree Surveys Manchester?

For Homeowners

Do you intend to buy a house? Do you want to insure a property or get approval? You’ll need a detailed tree survey in Manchester. Our tree survey Manchester service is ideal for anyone looking for a mortgage or an insurance policy.

This is not just a requirement from a legal, house-buying perspective, but also it will cover your back, too. If you don’t carry out a tree survey before buying a home, you might find some nasty surprises relating to invasive trees or trees causing structural damage to your home due to their root system or lack of trunk strength.

Tree Reports for Mortgage / Insurance

We’ll provide valuable information about a property to keep you safe from any risks in the future. Trees in a site can affect buildings as well as driveways, paths and other structures. You are fortunate to have our specialists near you in Manchester who will be able to steer you away from any potential issues.

Our team will provide a report that addresses the concerns that you and your advisors and professionals have, to put everyone at ease.

Why Should I Bother With Tree Surveys Manchester?

For Site Managers

One of the most important aspects of managing a site is health and safety. If you’re in charge of a building site, then a tree survey from Indigo Surveys could be an integral part of it.

Health & Safety Tree Surveys

Our tree survey also covers health and safety risk management. Our specialists at Indigo offer an excellent tree survey. The approach involves a visual tree evaluation that targets the tree’s physiological and structural condition.

Please understand that there’s The Occupiers Liability Act 1984 that requires tree owners to ensure the safety of visitors to their property and/or their proximity.

Inspecting the tree’s integrity is vital for health and safety from a range of perspectives.

Tree Surveys Manchester: Why Go Indigo?

Indigo Surveys is a fully established company that has a large clientele. We work with homeowners, estate owners and managers, architects, developers, engineers, councils, solicitors and other specialists within this field.

To get our quality and quick tree survey Manchester service, you can contact us by phone on 0333 123 7080 or email us at


“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