Client Testimonials

Nicola Varnie

The surveyor was a pleasure to work with and provided great insight and a wealth of knowledge on how to proceed with Japanese knotweed, In a property I’m buying. He also provided me with his expert knowledge on how to proceed and what action to take in future. I am completely satisfied…he was professional, prompt and friendly (even having the patience to show my 8 year old how to use the equipment etc!!)
Thanks David

Work undertaken: Single Storey front and rear extension, first floor side extension, two storey rear extension and alterations to fenestration, dormer roof design and render finish.

Simon Oates

As part of our planning application Cheshire East Council Planning department required an Arbouricultural impact assessment to be carried out for an existing tree with TPO. Urban Forestry Group appointed to produce the report. Prompt efficient service. Good in depth report produced. No hesitation recommending this company to others requiring this form of report.

Work undertaken: Arbouricultural Impact Assessment

Mr Ian Rayner

The surveyor arrived and consulted with us in order to make sure that the survey was undertaken in accordance with our needs . We cannot fault his attitude to customer service which was exemplary . He made it very clear what he was going to do and carried out the work swiftly with the least inconvenience to ourselves . We would most definitely recommend your company to anyone considering having a similar survey undertaken!

Work undertaken: We had been asked to carry out a BS: 5837 – 2012 Tree Survey

Mr. Mark Dempsey, CLS Surveying Limited

Immediately from the first conversation with Urban Forestry Group I knew I had chosen the right company. They were extremely helpful and very friendly. The quote was provided straight away the work began immediately. The outcome was as expected and brilliantly expressed in the report which the local authority were also happy with.
I will use Urban Forestry Group again and I will recommend their services to friends and colleagues.

Work Undertaken: We had been asked to provide a ‘BS: 5837 – 2012 Tree Survey’ for a group of trees within the application site that could influence or be affected by the development that includes: BS: 5837 – 2012 Tree Survey, Tree Constraints Plan, Arboricultural Impact Assessment, Arboricultural Method Statement and Tree Protection Plan.

Mr. Kevin Geering, Montpellier Estates

Indispensable! I would highly recommend Architects, Surveyors and Developers alike to speak to Urban Forestry Group. Their landscape planning services and specialist knowledge have been essential… we would not have been able to progress our development projects forward without them.

Work undertaken: Undertook a BS: 5837 Tree Survey and Tree Protection Plan for a 10 hectare site in Widnes. Prepared and obtained planning approval for a detailed landscape design scheme surrounding a young people’s learning centre.

Mr. Damian Field, FSP Architects & Planners

Many thanks for all the hard work on an extremely demanding site within the Snowdonia National Park. Your information not only formed an integral part of the successful planning & listed building consent applications, but also helped the client understand & manage their site better.

Work Undertaken: Arboricultural and forestry survey of 71 hectares of mixed amenity forest involving Forestry Commission grant funding in relation to; tree safety, tree re-planting, boundary fencing treatment and management of the forest for fuelling a modern wood chip heating system within the residential complex.

Mr. Richard Scragg, Planning Aide to Re-development Project

Thank you for assisting in achieving planning consent for our Development Project by supplying us with the British Standard Tree Survey and, in continuance, producing a practical, low maintenance Mediterranean landscape design plan to support the planning application in line with our requested design concept.
The project subsequently achieved planning consent and the client was very satisfied.
I would be happy to recommend your design and survey skills to others seeking similar planning permission. Thank you once again.

Work undertaken: Provided a planning authority approved 5837 Tree Survey a specialist Mediterranean planting design around high rise proposed residential luxury flats, adjacent to the Runcorn bridge.

Mr. Gary Morris, Director, Gary Morris Ltd

I have worked closely with David of Urban Forestry Group for a number of years now and have found them not only to be totally reliable, but able to carry out works of varying complexities, from small domestic works to Agricultural and Farmland projects. They not only have an excellent reputation amongst trade professionals but more importantly are highly respected amongst planning authorities.
I have never had any problems whatsoever with their work and client feedback is excellent. I would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending them to anybody.

Work Undertaken: Residential BS: 5837 Tree Survey, Arboricultural Method Statements and Implication Assessments for driveway, side extension and rear garden planning applications.

Andy, Project Manager,

Great Job! Thanks.

Work undertaken: Trees were assessed using the ‘BS 5837 Trees in relation to Construction’ guidelines, plotted to scale on to the site layout plan provided, including a tree constraints plan to assist in determining trees for retention and removal.

Provided a British Standard ‘BS: 5837 Tree Survey’ for a major development project in the Wirral.

Mark Harrison

We contacted David Winlo at the Urban Forestry Group when some concerns were raised by our Mortgage provider regarding the proximity of some large trees to a property we were in the process of buying. We were asked by our mortgage provider to have an Arboriculturalist survey done on the trees/property.
We were extremely impressed by the friendly and professional service David provided. David explained the process thoroughly and the scope of the work he would carry out. David not only conducted the survey within a couple of days of us asking at a time that suited us, he also produced the final report within 24 hours and delivered it personally on a Bank Holiday!
We would certainly recommend the Urban Forestry Group to anyone who should be in need of a similar service. David obviously takes pride in the work he does and this shows through with the exceptional customer service he provided. Thanks David!

Work Undertaken: Arboricultural Survey as a requirement for a pre-purchase mortgage survey. Trees were assessed using a checklist procedure including measured distances of trees in relation to the property, plotted electronically on to a cross referenced site plan.

Phil, Wirral, Cheshire

Purchasing a new property is stressful for many, especially when the survey results come back. We needed an Arboriculturalist. The Urban Forestry Group were really helpful, extremely prompt, reliable and offered us an excellent all round service. They certainly made things easy for us. Thank you, I would certainly recommend you to any of my friends and family.

Work undertaken: Arboricultural Survey as a requirement for a pre-purchase mortgage survey. Trees were surveyed including the soil conditions, building distance to the trees with conclusions and a recommended schedule of arboricultural works.