What is involved in the application process?
The process involves completing the necessary paper work and submitting it to the council as well as any subsequent correspondence to follow. Typically the application process takes between 6-8 weeks from the council’s receipt of an application until a decision is made and registered.
How do I apply to work on protected trees?
Customers with protected trees may wish to make the application themselves by following the instructions on their local authority’s website or they may prefer us to make the application on their behalf.
How much does it cost?
We charge a £50(+VAT) fee to submit and manage any applications with the local authority. This is an administration fee, and although we have a 94% success rate with applications and an excellent working relationship with many of the local authorities, the council has the right to refuse consent to any application and so our fee does not guarantee a favourable outcome.
If you would like to discuss your protected trees, Contact Us.
Reports and Surveys
Tree owners have a legal duty of care to ensure that the trees on their land are safe and are checked on a regular basis. As Arborists we can carry out a Tree Survey which outlines the features, defects and risks of every tree within a certain area. If any trees are flagged as potential risks then further investigation and inspection can be carried out on those trees individually. The survey generally lists all the features and defects of a tree in a spread-sheet style document and when repeated over time (normally every 2 years) records any patterns and changes in the trees’ health and behaviour.
We can also provide an Arborist’s Report which is a more in-depth report of a tree or group of trees with specific concerns relating to health and safety.
Please call us to discuss any requirements you may have or email for further information.