What we do
Tree surveys are the first step in the arboricultural assessment process. All our tree surveys are completed in accordance with British Standard 5837 (2012) ‘Trees in Relation to Design, Demolition & Construction – Recommendations’.
One of our experienced Arboricultural Surveyors will attend site and gather a range of data regarding the trees within or close to the development site including: species, condition, height, crown spread and stem diameter.
Arboricultural Impact Assessment & Constraints Plans
An Arboricultural Impact Assessment (AIA), goes hand-in-hand with the Tree Constraints Plan . This document reviews the potential impacts a development could have on trees and that trees could have on a development.
A Tree Constraints Plan (TCP) maps the influence that trees on and adjacent to a site will have on the proposed development in terms of above ground and below ground constraints. The plan visually displays the relationship between proposed structures and existing trees to assess any impact.
Arboricultural Method Statements & Protection Plans
Once the development layout proposals are finalised a Tree Protection Plan can be prepared to ensure trees are not harmed during development. The Tree Protection Plan can be a stand-alone document or more usually is included as part of an Arboricultural Method Statement.
The Arboricultural Method Statement (AMS) (or Arboricultural Development Statement) provides details of exactly how trees will be protected during every point in the development process from setting up site cabins to post-development landscaping works. It aims to support the Planning Application, to discharge Planning Conditions and provide a working document for site personnel.
The Local Planning Authority may require further arboricultural works where developments could impact upon trees. These services can be completed by Middlemarch’s experienced Arboricultural Team and include:
- Pre-commencement meetings
- Arboricultural audits during and post-development
- Arboricultural supervision
- Tree safety assessments/ tree hazard assessment
- Tree decay detection assessments