Whether you are looking for a survey or report to support a planning application, or you are concerned about a tree that is damaged or causing damage it all comes down to two questions;

  • Whether there is damage to the Tree
  • Whether there is damage by a Tree

We believe in the benefits of Trees and will always work to retain existing trees and even encourage the planting of more.  Removal of trees can;

  • Leave slopes susceptible to landslides
  • increase in rain runoff and flood risk
  • leave areas open to pollution and particulates
  • Remove a sound and privacy screen

Planning Permssion

The local authority tree officer may require the information as part of your submission, or alternatively may have requested the information as a condition.

health and safety

Our assessment will recommend any tree work that we consider necessary on health and safety grounds or where it cannot be avoided to remove part or all the tree to enable a better planning application.

Impact of Trees

A BS 5837 Tree Survey is an important element to know exactly what Trees have an impact on the proposed development and that the development will have on them.


Where trees need to be removed, we will always like to ensure suitable replacements are provided as mitigation. This will provide a continuity of tree cover.

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Frequently asked questions

These BS5837 elements are all important for a smooth and successful planning process. The local authority tree officer can ask for any or all of these to better enable him to assess your planning application.

  • BS 5837 Tree Report
  • BS5837 Tree Survey
  • BS5837 Arboricultural Impact Assessment (AMS)
  • BS 5837 Arboricultural Method Statements (AMS)
  • BA 5837 Tree Protection Plan (TPP)
  • BS 5837 Tree Protection Plans (TCP)
  • BS 5837 Arboricultural Supervision