Tree Surveys Sefton - Arboricultural Consultants

Local Tree Surveys and Arboricultural Reports in Sefton. Experts in planning applications. Established over 10 years.

We are arboricultural consultants who provide tree surveys in Sefton

We are tree surveyors who provide expert tree survey and arboricultural consultancy services across Sefton, including the Ainsdale, Birkdale, Churchtown and Southport areas. We offer an excellent level of help and professional advice, with over 10 years of service and thousands of approved planning applications. Our arboricultural surveys and reports are specifically designed to assist with planning applications where trees are present near to construction activity. Our Arboricultural Impact Assessment reports and Arboricultural Method Statements can be used to validate your planning application, and our mortgage reports can assist homeowners with nearby trees. If you would like to discuss your tree survey requirements you may wish to contact us free on 0800 030 4045, or you can email us any tree related query and 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 tree survey for planning reports can be used to validate a planning application, and our tree survey for mortgage purposes 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 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 (also known as a BS5837 tree survey) is frequently requested by the local planning authority to validate a planning application.

Often, this type of arboricultural report is also 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.

Any development site of any size, from a small garden to a large housing estate, may require a tree survey as part of a planning application. Typically, where development sites are in Conservation Areas or are subject to a Tree Preservation Order, these will almost always require trees to have been considered at the planning stage via an Arboricultural Impact Assessment with Tree Protection Measures.

Mortgage application 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 qualified, experienced and insured tree surveyors. We have tree surveyors local to the Sefton area, 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.

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Robert offers a friendly and professional service and provides a comprehensive report. He is flexible in his approach and is happy to advise on measures that can be taken to reduce the impact of design proposals on trees. We have worked with Robert for many years and envisage working with him for many more.

Eleanor Hall, Director
Hayes & Partners Architects

We are chartered architects and have worked with Robert Godwin for over 10 years on various projects. We have found his company to be professional, knowledgeable, reliable and always available. Robert’s attention to detail is first class and he is well able to deal with the local authorities arboriculturists.

Peter Dickinson
Peter Dickinson Architects

As developers with more than thirty years’ experience our success has depended upon selecting professional advisors and consultants with a high standard of competence. Robert Godwin has acted for us on numerous projects. His work is of the highest standard and has always produced successful results. We look forward to a continuing working relationship.

David Rahal, Director
Malvern Homes Limited, Property Developers

We’ve worked with Godwins Tree Surveys on numerous projects and have always found their service to be efficient, thorough and friendly. A clear quotation at the outset is followed up by a flexible site visit and detailed report; and Robert is always happy to discuss questions and concerns. Highly recommended.

Mark Whitfield, Architect
Whitfield Architects

We have worked with Godwins for a number of years to provide arboricultural advice and prepare statements in support of a variety of planning application submissions. We have found them to be professional, competitively priced and especially responsive at resolving issues during the application process, all of which are essential in order to secure timely planning permissions for our clients.

Chartered Town Planners
De Pol Associates

We have previously used many arboriculturists to prepare tree surveys for our planning applications submissions, but found Godwins to be the most efficient, cost effective and our consultants of choice.

Jason Cartwright, Director
P4B Extend Limited, Architects

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