Tree owners and managers have a ‘duty of care’ in common law, to take reasonable steps to ensure that persons are not at risk from trees in their care. The Occupiers Liability Act 1957 and 1984 also places a duty on the occupier to take such care as is reasonable to ensure that visitors to their land shall be safe from harm. Therefore, tree safety surveys are carried out, principally, to identify those trees which pose an unacceptable risk to people or property, by virtue of their condition and location.
We conduct tree safety and management surveys to suit your needs and requirements. This could be an inspection of an individual tree, to large surveys, containing thousands of trees.
Large surveys may be conducted to provide full tree inventories and audits and provide long-term tree management objectives. Alternatively, they may only highlight trees requiring mitigative tree works or further investigation.
As an independent consultancy practice, we are not affiliated to any arboricultural contractors and will only recommend tree works where necessary.
We are happy to discuss your requirements and will advise on the most effective and economical means of meeting your statutory obligations and common law ‘duty of care’.