BS5837 Tree Survey Report For Planning In Manchester & UK

Find out more about the Tree Survey BS5837 & Arboricultural Impact Assessment for the planning of future building work. Lally Tree Management are arboricultural consultants in Manchester who are qualified to carry out a BS5837 Tree Survey to gauge the health of the trees on your property and how they can impact future development

Why do I need a BS5837 tree survey for planning carried out?

If you are applying for planning permission, whether it be for a small extension to your house or developing land to build a new housing estate, then you will need to take in to account the impacts the proposed works will have on the surrounding trees.  This is why a tree survey is a critical piece of a planning application to be submitted to the authorities.

A tree survey should be undertaken to ascertain the quality of the trees, based on a set criteria laid out in British Standard 5837: Trees in relation to design, demolition and construction. The trees are then plotted on a map known as a tree constraints plan.

When the proposed layout is known, an Arboricultural Impact Assessment BS5837 tree survey report is created in to ascertain whether any of the trees will be adversely affected by the development.

Once the Arboricultural Impact Assessment is complete, if the trees are affected by the development an Arboricultural Method Statement is produced that outlines the solutions to mitigate any issues. As part of the BS5837 survey, a plan is produced that outlines the extent of any protective fencing, ground protection or any of the other mitigation measures.

For more Information on planning a BS5837 survey & Arboricultural Impact Assessment and how they can help you with your development then please contact us for some free initial advice about tree reports.

Lally Tree Management are an aboricultural consultant company, with 15 years of tree inspection experience who can provide a tree survey BS5837 for as little as £350.

The Process For A Tree Survey In Manchester

Step 1 - Collection of Information

Once we have been provided with the necessary information related to the tree survey BS5837 you require – such as the site size and address, we can give you a free, fixed quote that carries no obligation. (No Visit to Site Required).

Step 2 - Free, Fixed Quote Provided

Happy with the quote? Simply accept it and we will find a day that’s perfect for you so that we can carry out the tree survey BS5837 without any issues.

Step 3 - Survey Carried Out & Tree Report Provided

Once the BS5837 tree survey has taken place at the agreed time, both the Arboricultural Impact Assessment & the report will be made available in a timely fashion.

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Pricing Guide – Tree Survey In Manchester

While all tree surveys in Manchester need to be quoted for individually, the information below will give you an approximate idea of our charges.

Types Of Tree Surveys


There are five types of tree survey that are sought after:

Tree Risk Assessment Report

If a tree is on the land that you own and has casued harm due to falling branches or similar, then you can be legally liable for the injury.  It is a good idea to have someone complete a tree risk assessment report.  By getting the advice of a professional to either have the tree removed or having the risk that the tree poses assessed then if an accident was to occur you can show that you have consulted a professional in regards to the matter and show that you have fulfilled your duty of care.


Tree Mortgage Report

A mortgage lender for a house purchase may ask for a tree mortgage report to be carried out before signing of a loan.  This can be requested because they want to asses trees in the grounds of the property that may cause a risk to the structure of the property.



Tree Valuation Report

There are trees within the UK which are of high value.  This can be due to the rarity of the species reaching maturity, it’s beauty or age.



BS5837 Tree Survey For Planning

If you work in construction and architecture a BS5837 tree survey is required.  When a structure is to be built the nearby trees should not be adversely affected by the build.  If the trees are adversely affected then a plan to demonstrate how these issues will resolved. Project planners, managers and architects will use an arboricultural consultant to show which strees can be removed and which trees should be retained.


Tree Protection Orders & Conservation Areas

Areas within the UK that fulfils a certain criteria can be protected by a Conservation Area which protects all trees with a trunk diamoater of more than 75mm when measured at 1.5m from ground level.  You will need to give your local planning suthority six weeks notice before doing work on any trees that are located in the conservation area but are not yet subject to a tree preservation order.  The six weeks notice gives the authority time to consider if an tree protection order (TPO) should be made against certain trees.

If a Tree Preservation Order is made be a local planning authority in England to protect specific trees it prohibits cutting down, topping, lopping, uprooting, wilful damage or destruction of trees without the local planning authorities consent.  If they do give consent, it can be subject to conditions.


Frequently Asked Questions About Tree Surveys

How long does a tree survey take?

The time it takes to do a tree survey depends on the size of the site and the type of survey and can vary quite a lot. Most developments fall into one of three categories: 1-20 trees, 21-50 trees and 51-100 trees. In the majority, for all of these size sites the tree inspection itself is something like a day on site and another back in in the office. We generally write the report for your survey within a couple of days after visiting your site. We also have a paid upgrade service, if you’re really up against it, so you can get a 24 hour turnaround for your tree survey, whether you’re in Manchester or Maidenhead.

What is a tree survey assessment?

A tree survey is an assessment, usually made by a qualified arboriculturist, of a tree or group of trees in terms of their structural and physiological condition, which together with a BS837 categorisation (A, B, C or U). This helps achieve the aim of providing useful information on the trees so that property owners can decide what to do with their trees and understand how they can impact their property or development.

How long do I need to wait for my report?

Normally, 1-3 days post survey. This will depend upon how complex your site is, the QC process and how many trees you have. You can pay for an upgraded Next Working Day report service for a small premium.

What is your percentage of success rate?

The success rate is generally 89%.

What is the process when a you get in touch with us?

To get a tree surveyor (arboriculturalist) working on your project, all you need to do is call our friendly team of arboricultural surveyors or get in touch using the quote form. We’ll ask for the information we need to provide a quote and we will send you a detailed quote explaining all you need to know about tree surveying. If you want to proceed with the tree survey then you just let us know using the booking form that we provide and we will then arrange a date to complete the work.

What do we need to know from you?

Before we do any tree surveying, we kick things off by asking you a few key questions. What are you planning to do, how, and where? With a site plan and that information, we can get your project moving forward at warp-speed. Occasionally the challenges of your project are especially demanding, and still less regularly, even our survey capacity is overwhelmed – but most of the time you’re looking at a couple or three days for your tree survey and report.