Education establishments routinely feature large numbers of trees. These are important for the general landscaping of the site, but can also form part of the educational resource, such as in a Forest School context.
While most state schools in Devon will have their trees inspected by Devon County Council contractors, independent schools, academies, colleges and universities will need to establish their own tree management programmes.
Advanced Arboriculture’s consultants have many years of experience in dealing with trees on education land, including having inspected all of Devon County Council’s schools as well as a large number of academies and independent schools.
We believe in a risk aware rather than risk averse approach which includes assessing the impact of failure as well as the likelihood. For example, a tree adjacent to a road and site entrance may have a lower risk tolerance than one located within a boundary woodland strip or forest school area. We are also QTRA (Quantified Tree Risk Assessment) Registered Users and are confident in applying this transparent, scalable and effective methodology to education sites – see our QTRA page for further information.
As every site varies considerably, we recommend that you contact us to discuss your property. We can then recommend an appropriate management programme, including an inspection frequency which minimises the potential for harm to persons or property without unreasonable expense.