Trees and forests
We offer services in consultancy, practical work, teaching/training and research.
Trees in relation to design, demolition and construction.
Tree surveys, Tree Constraints Plans, Arboricultural Impact Assessments, Tree Protection Plans and Arboricultural Method Statements.
Determining which trees to retain during development and how to do so successfully.
Top tip – get this done before you design your layout because trees will influence it.
Note – we assess bat roost potential at the same time so you don’t have to pay for two different surveys.
Heath and safety
Health and safety
Hazard and risk assessment in relation to property damage and personal safety.
We are supporters of the NTSG publication (https://www.forestresearch.gov.uk/research/common-sense-risk-management-of-trees/)
We use VTA (Visual Tree Assessment). We favour THREATS or ISA’s TRA systems.
We are not big fans of internal decay detecting devices because interpretation of their output is no less subjective than VTA but we do use them in some cases.
Jay loves agroforestry! There is overwhelming evidence to show that trees (and diversity) as part of agricultural systems increase yields overall and in the medium to long term by moderating weather extremes, protecting and improving soils, creating structural layers, diversifying crops, encouraging biodiversity, reducing inputs (irrigation, pesticides or fertilisers) and making more robust ecosystems.
We have connections with eminent researchers in universities, NGO, and government agencies who can help you conduct research into any aspect of forests, from predicting harvests to remote sensing to assessing the role of decomposers.
We are experts in tree and woodland management. From planting design and implementation, through establishment plans and aftercare, to harvesting (whether that be a seed, a fruit crop, the timber itself or use by the public).
Whatever aspect of ecology you want to learn, we know someone who can teach you. We run courses with our associates (e.g. CIEEM, EuCAN, Species Recovery Trust or Kew Gardens) or create and deliver bespoke events.