Tree Surveys

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Arbsystem provides professional Tree Surveys, either in private or public landscapes. We deliver this service in Hampshire and the home counties. The goal of a tree survey is to provide useful information about trees so that property managers or homeowners can make informed decisions.

Tree surveys can be required documents for UK planning authorities (BS5837:2012). For instance to check the impact a new development could have on trees and vegetation – if you are planning to build or renovate on a piece of land that is close to trees (within 15metres), you will need a Tree Survey.

Types of Tree Surveys We Offer

Arbsystem carries out Tree Surveys for health and safety purposes, for instance schools, housing estates, businesses, and residential areas. If there are trees within your boundary, you have a duty of care to those around you. All trees are subject to decline, environmental stress, disease, or adverse weather conditions. As a result some trees can shed and drop branches without any prior warning.

With regular inspections carried out by a qualified arborist, we can risk assess the situation, monitor the conditions, and suggest maintenance plans to ensure your trees are kept with minimum risk.

The Process of A Tree Survey and Cost

Initially we collect data from our inspection; ascertaining the species, age, health, measurements, life expectancy.

We investigate the hazards plus health and safety risks the trees pose, to the public, or anyone living within the property. We then propose remedial action and tree management prioritised recommendations.

Prices will vary depending on the size of your site, the number of trees, and location. Costings for Tree Surveys start from £350. If you are considering a Tree Survey but unsure where to start, get in contact and we will gladly advise you about the next steps

It remains every tree owner’s responsibility to get their trees checked, the frequency of the surveys depends on the risk category. Those trees in areas of low public use will be different from those in high-risk areas such as close to main public areas, play areas, buildings, highways and car parks.

If you see something that causes you concern, you should have your tree inspected immediately. Otherwise, trees should be inspected every three years or as recommended by a Certified Arborist. In extreme weather conditions like drought or excessive rain, more frequent tree inspections are advisable.

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