Tree Survey North London: Planning and Development

Tree Survey North London

Tree surveys and reports will be required if a potential development site will be within close proximity to trees and other vegetation. These types of surveys are needed as local authorities in designated areas are required to review and assess the potential impact that a development could have on the surrounding trees, especially if it may involve tree removal.

Tree surveys for planning applications are necessary as retained trees are protected under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 and the Town and Country Planning Act 1990. This protection is typically in the form of conservation areas, Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs), and root protection areas.

If your development requires a tree survey, North London, you will need the extensive range of services from an arboricultural consultancy in order to meet tree survey requirements to obtain planning permission.

North London Tree Surveyors

A tree surveyor is a professional that is qualified in tree and woodland management. The role of a tree consultant is to assess the health and safety, management and benefit of individual trees, including forests and woodland areas.

Qualified tree consultants have a varied role within ecology, putting tree care as their top priority. They have experience carrying out tree surveys and inspections and preparing tree reports for clients regarding individual trees or all trees on a site. On development sites where retained trees are endangered by construction work, a consultant may be required to provide management recommendations and specific mitigation measures that must be taken to protect trees from damage.

Our tree surveyors are typically hired by home buyers and developers that have trees on their property or site and want to ensure they are healthy, safe, and properly maintained. The duties of a tree surveyor typically include:

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  1. Conducting a visual tree assessment to identify their health and condition, including looking for signs of disease, damage, or decay.
  2. Measuring and documenting the size, height, and location of trees, often using specialised tools such as a measuring tape, clinometer, and GPS.
  3. Identifying the species of trees, as well as any potential risks they may pose to people or property.
  4. Providing recommendations for tree care and management, such as pruning or removal, based on their assessment. These recommendations can then be carried out by a tree surgeon.
  5. Preparing reports and maps of the trees on a property, which may be used for planning and development purposes, or to comply with local regulations.


Overall, the goal of our tree surveyors is to help ensure the health and safety of protected trees while also taking into account the needs and goals of the property owner or developer.

    Our tree survey services 


    Collington Winter Environmental offer tree work consultancy services to all locations in the United Kingdom. We provide a range of excellent services, including:

    • Tree condition surveys
    • Aerial tree inspections
    • British Standard BS5837 tree surveys
    • Arboricultural method statements/ tree protection plans
    • Arboricultural impact assessments
    • Site monitoring and supervision
    • Tree constraint plan drawings

    If you are looking to apply for planning permission and you believe that surrounding trees could impact this, please get in touch to find out more about our tree surveys in North London.

      How can Collington Winter assist?

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      Collington Winter believe in a pragmatic approach to development. We meet the needs of developers whilst also ensuring positive outcomes for surrounding wildlife. We work alongside our individual and commercial clients to find cost effective solutions and develop relationships.

      Over the years, we have gained experience working with key stakeholders across the UK. To find out how a tree consultant from our team could assist on your development project, contact us using the details below.

      We believe that an early consultation alongside one of our experienced consultants is the best way to improve the chances of a successful development project with a local council. With current offices located across the UK, the team are well served to work nationwide.

      We provide a range of ecology surveys, including protected species surveys and mitigation.

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