Architects / Developers

Trees and Construction (Trees in relation to design, demolition and construction- Recommendations. BS5837: 2012)
With an increasing emphasis being put on trees within the planning and design process, we can assist with everything from the initial tree survey, through to site supervision during the development work.

This ensures that your business has clear and comprehensive information and that potential problems can be addressed at an early stage. Services in this area include: Tree surveys (VTA), Arboricultural Impact Assessments, Tree Protection Plans, Tree Constraints Plans, Arboricultural Method Statements and site supervision and monitoring.

We employ the most up to date technology to undertake this type of work including utilising GPS and laser rangefinders for plotting and measuring trees as accurately as possible. Handheld GIS computers and software allow data to be logged and processed in real time on-site.

We use CAD for producing site plans allowing clear representation of tree positions, sizes and shape, as well as the location of protective fencing and any other relevant features. We can advise on type and location of protective fencing, use and storage of building materials on-site which could affect the trees, and replacement planting should trees need to be removed.

Tree planting plans, method statements and specifications, maintenance and management plans.
Trees planted as part of new developments often have low survival rates. Urban-Arb LLP can offer specialist advice on species suitability, tree procurement, planting and post planting maintenance. This can help ensure that new planting stock has the best chance of successfully establishing and contributing to the value of the development, as well as the environment of those people living or working in the vicinity.

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