Tree Condition Assessment

Urban Forestry provides a tree condition assessment procedure that is designed for tree owners and businesses who are involved with the management of trees that require a written tree risk assessment report:

How it works:

In Part I: Using a detailed tree risk assessment procedure; trees are visually inspected to identify any observable defects and areas of concern. This detailed and electronically recorded tree risk information collectively forms the basis of the tree risk assessment procedure.

Part II: The results of this tree risk inspection are assessed against the criteria of magnitude & probability. The data produced is then tested through a flow chart process. This process determines the appropriate and recommended course of action for each tree assessed.

Part III: Effectively brings together the: tree location site plan, individual tree risk assessments, recommended course of action, tree surgery specifications, estimated cost of works, report conclusions and calendar based timescales for any re-inspection requirements.

A tree risk assessment database enables us to advise the client in advance of calendar based re-inspection timescales, thereby providing a tree management system that enables monitored tree risk assessment with a long term view to assist with the duty of care regulations that require a reasonable level of care has been undertaken in tree risk management.

Examples of use:

  • Private owners of individual and / or groups of trees who are concerned about tree safety.
  • Owners of tree preservation order protected trees or trees in conservation areas, who wish to have a tree risk assessment undertaken with a view to completing an application for tree works to their local planning authority.
  • Local government departments and contracted organisations who seek to employ a cost effective method of tree risk assessment for: highway trees, parks trees, woodland trees, recreation and housing tree stock and that also provides; a decision based procedure in relation to customer issues.
  • Providers of professional technical services who support arboricultural services to industrial, commercial and government clients.
  • Housing associations responsible for tree management and concerns of residents.
  • Insurance and building surveyor requirements for trees in close proximity to built structures.
  • Damage limitation exercises and a result of adverse weather conditions such as flooding and strong winds.
  • Estate, woodland and recreational forest management where trees overhang canals, footpaths, car parks roads and public places.