West Midlands Tree Surveys – Arboricultural Consultants
We Are Arboricultural Consultants Who Provide Tree Surveys across the West Midlands
We provide expert tree surveys and arboricultural consultancy across the Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Walsall, Dudley and Sandwell areas. We offer an excellent level of service and professional advice. If you would like to discuss your arboricultural requirements you may wish to contact us free on 0800 030 4045, or you can email us any tree related query we will promptly deal with your enquiry.
What Type of Tree Survey Report Do I Need?
Our arboricultural surveys and reports detail and present specific information about the trees within your site. We offer two main types of tree surveys, dependent on your requirements. Our arboricultural survey reports can be used to validate a planning application or assess the risk from trees to people and property. Please see below to read more about what we offer.
Planning Application Tree Survey
An arboricultural survey and report produced for planning applications must follow the recommendations set out in British Standard BS5837: 2012 Trees in relation to design, demolition and construction. All of our arboricultural surveys and tree reports produced for planning applications conform to this standard and are suitable for all development and construction projects. This type of tree survey is often requested by the local planning authority to validate a planning application.
Often, this type of arboricultural report is referred to as an Arboricultural Impact Assessment. It is intended to highlight the tree constraints within a site, and detail how the better-quality trees may be protected from construction activity throughout the development process. A planning application tree survey may also include technical information required to show how trees will be protected, which is detailed in an Arboricultural Method Statement and presented on a Tree Protection Plan. This information can prove critical to ensuring that trees remain healthy throughout development. This type of survey report can be used as supporting evidence when pursuing planning application permission by providing the local planning authority with evidence of tree protection, thereby demonstrating a commitment to sustainable development.
Homebuyers Arboricultural Report
If trees are especially close to a built structure, they may pose a potential risk to that structure via direct damage. Some trees may have poisonous foliage, structural defects or other hazardous conditions that may cause concern for mortgage lenders or property insurers. Mortgage lenders may request that an arboricultural report is produced if there are sufficient concerns regarding a nearby tree. Our homebuyer tree reports prove useful to identify any tree problems and propose tree works to mitigate any unacceptable risk to property or the public This type of report must be undertaken by a qualified and insured arboriculturist.
What’s Involved in a Godwins Arboricultural Survey?
We believe that it is of fundamental importance that we identify at the outset, in discussion with our clients, the objectives of the tree survey and the best way of achieving our client’s aims and objectives in the most effective way.
Our arboricultural surveys will typically record tree location, species, age, dimensions, condition and suggested works. The information gathered is used to assess the condition of a tree or population of trees within and surrounding a particular site. Once completed, the tree survey results are used to produce an arboricultural report and make recommendations with reference to industry best practices.
Why Choose Godwins as Your Tree Surveyor?
All our surveys and tree reports are undertaken by a qualified, experienced and insured tree surveyor. We have tree surveyors local to the Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Walsall, Dudley and Sandwell areas, which helps us to keep our costs down and provide our clients with a very competitive and economic quote.
As a company, we have been providing arboricultural advice and reports for over 10 years, and we aim to produce your report within agreed timescales. We are fully qualified and hold the required level of both Professional Indemnity and Public Liability insurance. Please feel free to give one of our arboricultural consultants a call, or fill in the contact form below, and we will contact you as soon as possible.