BS 5837 Tree Survey & Report
Local authorities require information relating to all trees in proximity to proposed developments. Your BS5837 tree survey, and the arboricultural report, will be specifically tailored to meet your needs as well as those of the tree officer and your local planning department. If you wish, our tree surveyor shall meet at the property to discuss the tree constraints and how to increase your chances of a successful application.
BS5837 Tree Survey
The components that make up a standard BS5837 survey are described below. Your BS5837 tree report will include the following:
Tree Constraints Plan
This is a CAD drawing indicating tree position, crown spread, colour-coded BS5837 Retention Category, shade constraints and the all-important BS5837 Root Protection Areas. Its purpose is to enable intelligent design which takes into account the tree constraints that your local authority will be interested in. We will provide you with copies of the Tree Constraints Plan in whatever formats you prefer – PDF, DWG and/or paper copies. You can view an example in our Documentation and Presentation section on this website.
Tree Data Schedule
This is a table displaying the data gathered during your BS5837 tree survey. For each tree, the following are included: age, species, dimensions, condition, amenity value, life expectancy, defects, recommendations and most importantly the BS 5837 Retention Category. Each tree will also be displayed as a scaled diagram so that readers can see at a glance which are the important trees and which ones are relatively insignificant. See an example on our Documentation and Presentation page on this website.
The Tree Report gives an overview of the site and general tree condition. Attention is drawn to trees identified during the tree survey to be potentially hazardous or having a particularly high amenity value. Site-specific constraints are discussed. Advice is given as to how to maximise the development potential of your site without harming trees that the planners will want to see retained. We also undertake a search to determine if any trees are the subject of a Tree Preservation Order, or whether your site is within a Conservation Area.
The Next Step
The BS5837 tree survey and report enables architects to design around the tree constraints which will help get your project off to a good footing but will not be enough to validate your planning application on its own. For that you will also need a detailed and supportive Arboricultural Impact Assessment which is explained on the next page; Find out more.
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