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Has the Planning Dept. asked you to get a tree survey?

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How can we Help?

The provision of an Arboricultural Method Statement (AMS) should be requested once planning permission is in place. 

The AMS should be accompanied by a Tree Protection Plan, and both viewed in conjunction with one another.

All elements of the agreed AMS must be adhered to in full- to avoid damage to trees and enforcement action by the Planning Authority.


What is An Arb MEthod 

Heritage Tree Care Ltd. AMS provide comprehensive descriptions of the order of operations, pre-commencement site meetings, site monitoring, site organization, general principles for managing tree roots, installation of new drainage within Root Protection Areas (RPAs), utilities diversion within RPAs, demolition, and construction of boundary walls.


Furthermore, our AMS must include site-specific requirements such as protective fencing, ground protection, installation of new hard surfacing within RPAs, and removal and/or replacement of existing hard surfaces within RPAs (if required).

All of our reports are written and reviewed by appropriately qualified arborists in accordance with BS 5837:2012 Trees in Relation to Design, Demolition and Construction- Recommendations

What you need for Planning 

Has your planning department requested you to obtain a tree survey, but you are unsure about the process involved? Please allow us to guide you through the step-by-step process required by your county council.

  1. First, please contact Heritage Tree Care Ltd. to arrange a site visit.

  2. We will conduct a site-visit where we can discuss your development plans, site size, location, and the number of trees present.

  3. Once the green light has been given, we conduct a BS5837 survey, which will meticulously record all relevant data about your trees and accurately map them using geo-referencing technology.

  4. Tree clearance plans can be produced at this stage to inform architectural designs. 

  5. This survey's findings will be used to prepare an Arboricultural Impact Assessment (AIA), which is usually a requirement for planning approval. The AIA will contain comprehensive information on tree constraints and, where necessary, tree clearance plans.

Once planning approval has been granted, you will require:

  1. Arboricultural Method Statement

  2. A Tree Protection Plan.


If you are still unsure about any aspect of the process, please do not hesitate to contact us on 0832060088 to speak with one of our experienced Arboricultural Consultants today.

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