Conservation and Community

A much-loved part of our natural scenery, trees play a fundamental role in bringing harmony and tranquillity to a community. They are not only beautiful to look at, they often have a practical function such as providing a shady spot, acting as a windbreak, muffling noise, or offering wildlife habitats. Trees create a pleasing view that lifts the landscape and our spirits.

However, some trees can become an awkward obstacle instead of a valuable asset. Weather conditions or disease could make them dangerously unstable. Branches and roots may cause extensive damage to buildings and other structures, and overgrown foliage can block light.

A tree survey is a vital assessment of which trees add value to a site and which ones should be removed. Arbtech, the UK’s leading provider of tree surveys, offer a service that enables homeowners, developers and council authorities to confidently plan and manage their properties and gardens.

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Good quality trees bring a sense of health and vitality to a place, and, of course, some trees are protected by law. Others offer important wildlife habitats. Arbtech advice which trees can be integrated into a development and how this can be best achieved.

Tree surveys also provide the documentation needed to meet local authority standards when planning permission is required. The data collated from a survey can form a balanced plan, outlining sensible retention and removal of trees that should prove acceptable to councils.

Arbtech also carry out impact assessments on the potentially harmful effects a development could have on good quality trees and advises a plan of action. Often, an alternative method of construction can be recommended, which will lessen the negative impact. Reports, such as Tree Protection Plans, can be commissioned, which give landowners useful advice on how to protect the health and condition of their desirable trees.

Tree surveys are an invaluable tool to landowners trying to achieve a harmonious balance between creating a much-loved part of our natural scenery; trees play a fundamental role in bringing harmony and tranquillity to a community. They are not only beautiful to look at, they often have a practical function such as providing a shady spot, acting as a windbreak, muffling noise, or offering wildlife habitats. Trees create a pleasing view that lifts the landscape and our spirits.