Arboricultural consultancy services

Fountain Treeworks provide specialist tree consultancy services to tree owners, land managers, architects, developers and local authorities across the southwest of England.

Service Area: We cover the complete South West from Gloucestershire to Cornwall.

Consultancy and tree surveys.

Tree survey and tree constraint plan are material planning considerations whenever trees are to be affected during development Local planning authorities require arboricultural information to validate applications and to assist planning officers in determining the acceptability of the proposed development on trees.

The survey will record basic dimensions and condition details as set out in British Standard 5837:2012 ‘Trees in relation to design, demolition and construction – Recommendations All landowners are under a common duty of care to people who may be damaged by their acts or omissions.
Landowners must not expose visitors to their property or premises to unacceptable levels of risk. Our consultant holds a professional tree inspection certificate and has considerable tree management experience. Fountain Treeworks Ltd can undertake a range of tree surveys and provide appropriate management recommendations.

Decay Detection & Mapping.

A decay detection tree survey assesses the extent of decay deep within the tree. This requires the use of specialist tree survey equipment such as test boring, or the ultrasound Picus Tomograph machine. Local authorities and private owners are increasingly being held liable for damages caused by their trees.

Most often trees are broken or thrown because of decay caused by fungal attacks. To avoid risks, the safety of trees needs to be assessed on a regular basis. The Picus Sonic Tomograph can investigate very large trees and provide a full cross-section of a tree stem in a colour two-dimensional image that is easy to interpret and understand.

If you would like to discuss your requirements in detail, please do not hesitate to contact us.