A tree surgeon is someone who specialises in the pruning and removal of trees, and may also undertake tree planting, soil de-compaction etc. An arboricultural consultant is someone who applies their knowledge of tree anatomy and physiology, pests and diseases, and the environment to advise on a variety of situations; For Example:
• Tree physiological and structural condition, making recommendations for remedial work where required
• Providing detailed advice, including reports and plans, regarding land redevelopment in close proximity to trees
• Assisting with investigations into tree-related building damage, such as subsidence
• Providing expert witness testimonies to the courts or assisting with planning appeals
• Assisting with accident investigations arising from tree failure
No, Elliott Consultancy Limited do not undertake in-house tree surgery as we believe this demonstrates an impartial and unbiased assessment, with only the best interests of the client and subject trees at the heart of all recommendations.
Trees are inspected for a variety of reasons; perhaps a tree survey has been requested by a Local Planning Authority to accompany a planning application, or maybe the tree owner has concerns about a trees health and safety. Fundamental to each tree inspection is a physiological and structural assessment, which then allows informed decisions to be taken. Further details can be found.
Trees can cause damage to structures in one of two ways, directly, through actual contact between the two, or indirectly, through subsidence or heave. Direct damage is far easier to a) be conclusive about and b) remedy. Indirect damage is, unfortunately, often more complicated to ascertain and remedy because factors other than the tree and the building also have an influence. Tree-related subsidence, for example, occurs where moisture is being drawn from a shrinkable clay soil, by the tree, upon which a structure has been built. Please visit thisfor further details.
The cost for our services depends wholly on the project requirements, which will determine the amount of time estimated. Pleasedirect with your enquiry and we can provide you with a fee proposal.
Legislated by the Town and Country Planning (Trees) Regulations 1999, Tree Preservation Orders (TPO) allow a Local Planning Authority (LPA) to protect a tree, group of trees, woodland or an area (although area orders are now advised against) from damage and destruction. Works can still be undertaken to TPO trees providing permission is given by the LPA beforehand. Your LPA will provide you with the necessary application form. A number of exemptions from applying for specific works exist, such as to remove dead tissue, where felling has been approved under a Forestry Commission felling licence or where works are necessary to action approved detailed planning permission.
Elliott Consultancy Ltd carries all the necessary insurances in order to practice arboricultural consultancy. Underwritten by Hiscox, we have Employers Liability cover, Public & Products Liability cover, and Professional Indemnity cover – the specific levels of which can be provided upon request.