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(VTA) Risk Assessment- For insurance, disputes & safety concerns. Prices from €100.


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Assessment of trees on a proposed development site-

For planning permission.


Tree climbing surveys-  PRF bat roost reports start from €300.



(AIA) Impact of proposed development on trees on-site- Report for planning permission.  



Step-by-step instructions relating to tree work. Required once planning is approved.

ITM mapped CAD diagram of positions of tagged trees to be removed. 


ITM mapped CAD diagram showing  RPA's & retention categories of retained trees. 


Visual reference document for construction workers. Required once planning is approved. 


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How can we Help?

A Tree Protection Plan is intended for use as an easy, visual reference document for all personnel on the proposed development Site.  


Protection Plans are a standardised requirement for Planning Applications, for proposed construction or demolition on sites with resident trees.


Heritage Tree Care Ltd. Consultancy provide detailed Tree Constraints Plans, in .dwg and .pdf format, along side our Arboricultural Impact Assessments.

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What info is on a protection plan? 

Heritage Tree Care Ltd. Tree Protection Plans (TPP) include measures to protect trees during construction or development activities. A typical TPP  includes the following information:

  1. The location of trees to be protected, identified using a tree survey or other appropriate method.

  2. The root protection area (RPA) for each tree, which is the area around the tree where the majority of the roots are located. This area should be fenced off to prevent damage.

  3. The method of fencing and signage to be used to protect trees and the RPA.

  4. The type and location of any temporary protective barriers to be installed to protect the tree during construction.

  5. The measures to be taken to prevent damage to the tree trunk and branches, including pruning and trimming requirements.

  6. The specification for any excavation work within the RPA, including the depth of excavation and the type of soil protection required.

  7. The method of protecting the tree from heavy machinery, such as creating a construction-free zone around the tree.

  8. The type and location of any protective mulch or surface covering to be installed to protect the root system.

  9. The process for monitoring and inspecting trees and the RPA during construction and after completion.

  10. The details of the individual responsible for implementing and enforcing the TPP, including their contact information.

  11. Any additional measures that are deemed necessary for the protection of specific trees or species.

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

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

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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