ARBORICULTURAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT IN COBHAM- PLANNING, AND BUILDING WITH COMPREHENSIVE TREE SURVEYS
A tree survey is advised before proceeding with any further stages in the planning or development of any site in Cobham. Arboricultural impact assessment should be carried out to evaluate all trees on the site. This evaluation, when provided to the local authorities, will be used to determine whether or not trees can be removed to make way for development projects.
Arbor cultural Ltd has over 20 years combined experience undertaking tree surveys for various house planners and developers in Cobham and the surrounding areas. We collaborate with development organisations to guarantee that construction and planning stay within their authorised bounds.
Furthermore, we guarantee that all measures conducted during this survey will be by The British Standard "Trees about construction – Recommendations" BS5837:2012, which is the standard governing body for all residential, commercial, defence, and educational schemes.
We are the leading provider of professional tree surveys as well as a general arboricultural impact assessments in Cobham and its surrounding areas, regardless of your requirements.
Why Should You get a tree survey from a professional arborist?
Tree protection and general tree services need to be carried out with care. While there are DIY landscaping options, any mistakes can be costly to correct. Arbor cultural have the professional knowledge and experience to provide accurate and professional tree services.
The following are some of the advantages of employing a professional arborist:
- They are capable of accurately diagnosing and treating tree decay
- They ensure that you do not violate any stationary laws concerning tree planting or removal
- You may be confident that the value of your property will be protected
- Any subsequent tree risks will be disclosed
Phases of Arboricultural Impact Assessment (AIA)
The British Standard BS 5837 specifies the steps of arboricultural impact assessment.
A survey is an initial stage in keeping records. The defined region is investigated, all trees in the sector are evaluated and their data is collected. We will analyse the condition of the trees and provide relevant information about the soil and vegetation with this survey.
Tree Constraint Strategy
A tree constraint plan is used to determine whether trees will be relocated or kept. This strategy groups all accessible trees into a tree retention category from which selections will be made.
Our tree protection strategy identifies which trees are safe but require help such as fences, air spading, and ground barriers. This plan will also identify locations where extra trees should be planted if necessary. This information will be forwarded to your construction company. Furthermore, if necessary, our representatives will meet with the local tree authority in Cobham to examine the proposed site plan.
Aspects Investigated For Arboricultural Impact Assessment
As stated in the British Standard BS5837, the following issues within your site layout will be inspected and assessed for an accurate arboricultural assessment:
- Nearby foundations
- Underground installations
- Road constructions over tree roots
- Tree removal and replanting
- Possibility of regrowth that may obstruct the building
- Soil regrading
After a careful assessment of these aspects, Arbor Cultural Ltd will further provide consultancy services if needed.
Skipping Arboricultural Assessment
Trees are legally protected because of their numerous environmental advantages. As a result, evaluations are required to reduce tree damage and loss. While some tree damage is visible to the naked eye, others may be hidden beneath the ground, posing greater risks to the trees.
Arbor Culture Ltd employs highly safe yet effective methods such as Arbotom sonic tomography and RESI-PD400 to properly identify the level of damage to the tree.
Arboricultural impact assessment may be avoided if the layout of the area is relatively small. However, AIA is strongly recommended for larger plans and will be required by Cobham's local authorities.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT OUR SERVICES IN COBHAM AND THE SURROUNDING AREAS, INCLUDING TREE REPORTS AND ARBORICULTURAL IMPACT ASSESSMENTS, CALL US NOW
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