BS5837 Tree Constraints Surveys

BS5837 Tree Constraints Surveys

Where development or construction is planned on a site with trees, whether for a new house or garage, an extension that requires a planning application or even a large scale housing development, a tree survey in accordance with the British Standard ‘BS5837:2012 Trees in Relation to Design, Demolition and Construction’ will be required as part of a planning application.

Our Arboriculturists are accredited by the Arboricultural Association, and have experience of providing BS5837 Tree or Arboricultural Surveys, Tree Constraints Plans, Tree Assessment Plans, Arboricultural Impact Assessments and Arboricultural Method Statements throughout north, east, west and south Yorkshire, as well as throughout Derbyshire and further afield.

BS5837 Tree Surveys

BS5837:2012 Tree Surveys identify all trees and groups of trees with a stem diameter of over 75mm. As part of the survey, all information is gathered including stem diameter, height, crown spread in 4 directions and the condition of the trees. Trees are categorised for their importance, either as individual specimens or for their position within the surrounding landscape. This information is used to provide the tree with a retention category, which is used by planners to determine how a proposed construction will affect the trees on site.

Tree Constraints Plan

Using the data collected, a Tree Constraints Plan (TCP) is produced to show the location of trees along with the Root Protection Areas (RPA) and crown spread. This information helps with the design of any development, taking the trees into account.

Following production of the Tree Constraints Plan we work with the developer or architect and provide information on the possible impacts to trees and where tree retention is most likely to be required.

The Tree Constraints Plan is supplied electronically in both PDF and CAD format to the client.

Accredited by the Arboricultural Association

Our staff have experience of undertaking BS5837 Tree Constraints Surveys on a varied range of projects, from large housing development sites to small private extensions and can provide guidance on the most suitable and practical approaches in relation to trees on the site.