Rowan Tree – Sorbus Aucuparia

The common rowan tree (Sorbus aucuparia), sometimes known as a mountain ash in the UK is one of many deciduous trees  (sometimes also found as a shrub).  It has silvery, smooth bark, pinnate (feathery) foliage and dense clusters of blossoms, which develop into...

What Is A BS5837 Tree Survey?

Those who work in construction, demolition, design or renovation will be more than familiar with the BS5837 survey, but what exactly is it? The British Standard for trees in relation to construction was updated in 2012 and is required by a local planning council...

How Long Is A Tree Survey Valid For?

When a tree survey is carried out – regardless of its reasoning – there will always be a limit to its validity. The same is true for domestic and commercial building surveyors, but why? People who carry out surveys, no matter the industry, will be responsible for the...

What is a tree survey?

If you are planning to buy a house and a bank tells you that it requires a tree survey to be performed before they provide you with a mortgage, you may be asking yourself: “Why would I need a tree survey?! All I want is a mortgage!” Or you are planning to build an...

What Is An Arborist?

While many people may have heard the term tree surgeon, arborist, or arboricultural consultant in relation to trees, very few actually know what the job entails. In this blog we’re asking what is an arborist?   How is an Arborist different to a Tree Surgeon or an...

Is My Tree Dangerous?

As wonderful as trees can be, over the course of their lives they can be party to numerous afflictions such as diseases, rot, infestations and many more. If caught in time, many of these issues can be solved by a qualified tree surgeon. Unfortunately, it isn’t always...

Can Tree Preservation Orders Be Removed?

While land has become more expensive than ever before, urban development is also continuing an upward trajectory. Unfortunately, this refers not only to brown field sites, but also to green field sites where the expansion of cities and conurbations have led to local...