What is tree and site surveying?
Tree and site surveying are important when undertaking any major tree project. We’ve summarised why we carry out tree surveys and why it is in your best interest to request a survey, and how an ideal survey is done.
An ideal tree survey is meant to offer a detailed analysis of the tree type and size in a parcel of land or project site. If you’re looking to develop a public or private property, a tree survey shouldbe the first thing on your mind to preserve important trees within the development site. In a nutshell, it shows how many trees will be affected by a project.
Why is this necessary?
A survey is crucial as many trees are protected and cannot be removed. This is why you need to get a tree survey before undertaking a developmental project that’ll involve taking down trees.
This assessment is also vital while determining the property’s value (if you’re looking to sell/acquire the property). If you’re able to design your project aesthetically with the rare trees included, the finished project’s price ultimately increases.
Features of a tree survey
If the project is in an area with just a few shrubs or scattered trees, you’ll most likely not need a survey.
A survey collects data and the trees’ measurements – the species are first identified correctly, followed by a DBH measure (diameter breast height). Afterward, their age, their size, and other parameters are determined.
This way, accurate topographical data is collected. The endpoint of this is that the important treesare protected, and improvements can be made if discovered.
All tree survey is conducted within the guidelines of BS5837:2012 Trees concerning design, demolition, and construction. This is legislation that allows tree surveys to be done for developmental sites. They’ll need the metrics surrounding the type of trees that will be affected, the number of trees that will be affected by the construction, and the resultant effect on the aesthetic value of the surrounding properties in that area. The same rules apply if you’re developing a site for commercial or business purposes.
We have an experienced team of professionals who will help you consider your options and give you advice. Please contact us for information and a no-obligation quote.