Recent Projects

Woodland Management Plan, Westercraigs, Inverness:
Urban-Arb LLP recently formulated a woodland management plan for an area of woodland adjacent to a site of special scientific interest and close to a new housing development. The plan detailed the conversion of a block of unthinned non-native sitka spruce to an area of native broadleaved woodland. The long term aim of the plan was to establish woodland which would provide improved ecological diversity, as well as offering better amenity and landscape value.
Health & Safety Tree Surveys, West Argyll Forest District:
After a rigorous qualification and selection process, Urban-Arb LLP was awarded a place on the Forestry Commission arboricultural operations framework agreement to carry out tree condition/ hazard surveys throughout Argyll.
Glenachulish, Ballachulish, Argyll:
Urban-Arb LLP completed a BS:5837 tree survey and report for a single house development within a mature broadleaved woodland on the west coast of Scotland. It was necessary to make special recommendations in order to protect the surrounding trees and allow the development to be constructed in the most environmentally sensitive way.
Ruighard, Westercraigs, Inverness:
We recently completed a BS:5837 tree survey for this development on the outskirts of Inverness on behalf of Robertson Homes Ltd.
Phase 3a, Listed building, Westercraigs, Inverness:
Urban-Arb LLP completed a BS:5837 survey and management plan for the mature trees which surround this prestigious development in Inverness on behalf of Robertson Homes Ltd. The project will see the re-development of the grade B listed building and is due to include Inverness's first £1 million apartment. Urban-Arb LLP worked with Robertson Homes Ltd to assess the potential impact of the development on the trees and formulated a tree protection/ management strategy. Our advice and expertise will help to ensure that the trees are protected whilst the construction works are completed and ensure that they continue to enhance the local landscape in the future.
TreeZone, High Rope Adventure Course, Inverdruie:
Urban-Arb LLP completed a tree condition/ hazard tree survey prior to the construction of the new high ropes adventure course which is to be operated by TreeZone at Inverdruie near Aviemore. The site will provide a fun, exhilarating activity for the entire family, as well as adding to the long list of visitor attractions on the beautiful Rothiemurchus Estate.
Site 4, Westercraigs, Inverness:
Urban-Arb LLP recently completed a BS:5837 survey with associated reports, as well as a woodland management plan for this large development in Inverness on behalf of Robertson Homes Ltd. The site enjoys panoramic views over the city, the Moray Firth and the Highlands. Urban-Arb LLP was consulted to help ensure that the development would comply with strict planning conditions which were specified so that the trees and character of the site could be conserved. We worked closely with Robertson Homes Ltd and the Highland Council to ensure that these conditions were fulfilled and are currently carrying out a programme of supervision and monitoring on the site to ensure that the trees are protected
An Camas Mor:
Urban-Arb LLP was very proud to have been able to contribute technical advice and expertise in the initial stages of this ground breaking development in the heart of the Cairngorm National Park on the Rothiemurchus estate. www.ancamasmor.com
Tree condition/hazard Surveys, Elgin:
Urban-Arb LLP carried out tree condition/ hazard surveys on three woodland sites within Elgin on behalf of Robertson Homes Ltd. After zoning each site in accordance with the potential level of risk posed by the trees, we were able inspect the relevant trees and draw up a phased programme of tree work based on the survey information. This allowed our client to fulfil their health and safety obligations in the most effective and economical way.
Queens Cottage, Acharacle:
Urban-Arb LLP completed a BS:5837 tree survey and associated reports on behalf of the Highlands Small Communities Housing Trust. This development had initially been recommended for refusal due to the presence of a woodland screen and several mature native trees on the site. However, Urban-Arb LLP was able to fully assess the potential impact of the proposed development on the trees, formulate a working method and specify protection measures in order to preserve the retained trees. This information was used to help inform the planning committee who approved the development.
Eco chalet development, Kentallen, Argyll:
Urban-Arb LLP completed a BS:5837 tree survey and report for an eco chalet development on the shores of Loch Linnie. Our arboriculturist was able to work with the design team in order to formulate a working method which incorporated both ground and tree protection measures. This allowed construction of the chalets to take place, whilst still providing maximum protection to the retained trees.
Care Home development, Inverurie:
Urban-Arb LLP was commissioned by Fairhurst Chartered Surveyors to provide an arboricultural consultancy service for this 60 bed care home development. We accurately plotted and surveyed the trees on the site before recommending remedial tree work and assessing the impact of the development on the trees. Working with the design team, we then produced the necessary reports and plans in order to satisfy planning conditions related to the trees. This should help ensure that the retained trees will continue to contribute to the local landscape in years to come.
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