Do you require an assessment of tree value to resolve a legal conflict or to settle an insurance claim? It is essential that tree valuations are robust and defendable and that is where we can help.
While most people would acknowledge that trees have value, assigning a precise costing to a particular tree, group of trees or woodland can be difficult because the many and varied benefits conferred by trees cannot easily be quantified.
The key to a robust valuation is in selecting the method best suited to the particular circumstances and there are a number of tree valuation systems available including the ‘Helliwell’, Capital Asset Value for Amenity Trees (CAVAT) and ‘Council of Tree and Landscape Appraisers’ (CTLA) methods.
Our consultants have the qualifications, skills and experience needed to assess the situation at hand, set out the various options clearly and concisely and deliver the most appropriate and cost-effective way forward. Underpinned by our knowledge of the underlying legal and economic principles, and backed by our consultants’ qualifications, training and expertise, you can be confident that our valuations are sufficiently robust, reliable and defendable to withstand the closest of legal scrutiny.
Our in-house staff can produce your tree, hedgerow and woodland planting specifications and drawings, but we know our limitations and when a project calls for landscape design or assessment, we rely on our long-standing relationship with reputable landscape architecture practice.
To enable us to provide clients with a comprehensive one-stop-shop for land based consultancy, we have formed close working partnerships with other professionals.
For innovative, high quality landscape design, we have long-standing relationships with reputable landscape architects where we have developed clear understanding of each other’s roles and processes. We co-ordinate our services to provide you with the very best outcomes.
Our associates can offer a full range of landscape services from landscape character and visual impact assessments, through masterplanning, to the detailed design of the landscape and its long-term maintenance. These services cover large, multi-disciplinary projects through to the detailed design of small external spaces.
During our assessment of your trees, woodlands and hedgerows, our in-house staff can identify increasing habitat value, but when a project calls for habitat survey or environmental impact assessment, we turn to our colleagues at United Environmental Services.
To enable us to provide our clients with a comprehensive one-stop-shop for land based consultancy, we have formed close working partnerships with other professionals, where we co-ordinate our services to provide you with the very best outcomes.
For a full range of ecological services, we have linked-up with Cheshire based United Environmental Services Limited where our understanding of each other’s roles and processes enables us to achieve the best possible outcomes for our clients.
Ecological services interface with a raft of legislative controls and seasonal time constraints, requiring highly qualified and licensed Ecologists working with your objectives in mind.
From Phase 1 Habitat Surveys to species surveys, United Environmental Services will provide the same level of customer focussed service that is the essence of the Cheshire Woodlands approach.
When evaluating proposals for a new structure, our staff will often identify conflicts with trees that are scheduled for retention. Where we see potential for these conflicts to be resolved with engineering solutions, we work with our colleagues at Northern Structural Services to design innovative solutions and achieve our client’s aims.
Photograph – reflection of treesTo enable us to provide clients with a comprehensive one-stop-shop for land based consultancy, we have formed close working partnerships with other professionals.
Conflicts between trees and new structures can often be resolved with some lateral thinking and clever design. Bringing together arboricultural knowledge and the skills of the Structural Engineer, we have linked-up with the Cheshire based Northern Structural Services and by developing a clear understanding of each other’s roles and processes, we are able to co-ordinate our services to provide you with the very best outcomes.
Established in 1976, Northern Structural Services is a practice registered with the Institute of Structural Engineers, offering a full range of civil and structural engineering services. Of particular relevance to building in the vicinity of trees is the ability to design reasonable and workable solutions for wall foundations, suspended slab foundations and cantilevered steelwork where traditional construction would result in planning refusals on grounds of unacceptable damage to trees.
Cheshire Woodlands use of Quantified Tree Risk Assessment has proved invaluable. It has helped us to retain trees that were condemned by another advisor. They have used measurable data to provide us with a valid tree risk assessment.