Tree Condition Survey

Tree contion survey is what you need if you are concerned about the health or safety of trees. During your tree survey we will identify defects such as weak branch junctions, disease or decay and we will assess how the structural integrity of each tree is affected. Your Tree Report will explain our findings and make recommendations to reduce liability and risk.

Your Obligations

Anyone who owns or manages land containing trees has a legal duty to ensure that they are in a safe condition so that foreseeable damage does not occur due to tree failure. (Occupiers Liability Act 1954/1980).

Commercial premises have a further obligation under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 to undertake regular tree surveys so that trees do not cause foreseeable damage.

Guidance issued by the Government, the Forestry Commission and the Arboricultural Association advises that a tree survey is regularly undertaken by a professional tree surveyor. Failure to do so may leave those responsible liable to prosecution.

BS5837 : Trees in relation to Design, Demolition and Construction Recommendations

TreeXpert Arborist surveyor can carry out tree surveys conforming to the requirements of BS5837: 2012 Trees in Relation to Design, Demolitions and Construction. Whether the development is for residential or commercial use, Local Planning Authorities require the input of a trained arboriculturalist in all situations where trees are present on, or adjacent to, a construction site.

 

How can TreeXpert help?

TreeXpert will undertake a tree survey to identify hazardous trees and our tree report will make prioritised recommendations to reduce owner liability. An inspection frequency will ensure that funds are not wasted inspecting healthy trees in future tree surveys.

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