Much of Advanced Arboriculture’s specialist consultancy work relates to trees on development sites. Inevitably, we have found ourselves recommending similar specifications across similar sites. Rather than charging clients time and time again for similar information, we have created and produced a series of Arboricultural Guidance Sheets which we can refer to as necessary within our reports. This is a bespoke service offered by Advanced Arboriculture and is not an industry standard.
We store all of our Arboricultural Guidance Sheets as PDFs, meaning that we can also quickly email them over to clients, even from site, thus saving considerable time and money.
Our Guidance Sheets cover a range of specialist areas including:
- Protective fencing specifications (variations on the specifications detailed within British Standard 5837 for use where the standard specification is considered to be unduly onerous);
- No-dig road and pathway specifications;
- Ground protection solutions which allow construction vehicles to work or travel within the root protection area of retained trees.
Whilst it is of course necessary to have the specifications detailed within our Arboricultural Guidance Sheets checked by a suitably qualified structural engineer, the principle of the specified detail does allow for the local planning authority to issue a consent subject to the provision of an acceptable Tree Protection Plan and Arboricultural Method Statement.