BSG provides a professional arboricultural service, with considerable experience working on behalf of private individuals, developers and public bodies. We provide tree management advice, arboricultural impact assessments for development proposals and mitigation strategies.

Our arboricultural consultants work closely with our ecologists to deliver an efficient and streamlined service, and to provide co-ordinated, pragmatic and commercially focussed advice across the two inter-related disciplines.

Arboricultural Services

Our services include:

  • Tree Constraints Assessments, Arboricultural Impact Assessments and tree protection plans prepared with reference to British Standard BS5837:2012 for development planning.
  • Preparation of Site Specific Arboricultural Method Statements for development taking place around trees.
  • Tree condition assessments using the industry standard ground based Visual Tree Assessment methodology.
  • Phase 2 aerial tree hazard assessment and mitigation.
  • Landscape- scale tree hazard assessments and management plans carried out with reference to BS3998:2010.
  • Preliminary tree assessments for subsidence.
  • Veteran tree mapping and assessment.
  • Woodland management plans.
  • Advice on the use of trees within the urban environment and urban planning.
  • Pest and disease diagnosis and reporting and creation of tree specific biosecurity strategies.

We use CAD, GIS and Blusesky mapping to produce interactive plans.  This service can be co-ordinated with the requirements of other technical disciplines including architects and landscape designers.

We work with a network of Arboricultural Association approved contractors to ensure specialist surveys and management works are carried out to a high standard.

Integration with Ecological Support

The ability to integrate arboricultural and ecological advice can be a great advantage to our clients. Demonstrable benefits include:

  • The provision of co-ordinated arboricultural and ecological input at the Masterplanning stage;
  • A joined-up and informed approach to input into the design process;
  • The ability to provide harmonized arboricultural and ecological advice that avoids potential conflicts (a typical example might arise where a tree, which might otherwise be scheduled for removal, supports a bat roost);
  • The production of practical and deliverable woodland management plans that consider both biodiversity gain and tree health;
  • Delivering cost-savings to clients by combining survey work wherever possible.