Consultancy – Tree Surveys


G A Butler & Sons offer expert consultancy advice on all aspects of tree management. Advice, reports and recommendations are all provided by fully qualified and insured professionals in order to meet all of your domestic and commercial needs.

We use  the Visual Tree Assessment method (VTA) to aid in the diagnosis of structural defects and the evaluation of their significance from visible signs and the application of biomechanical criteria. Simple equipment such as a sounding mallet, probe and binoculars are commonly used.

A tree survey, is an excellent way to evaluate what species are on your property and how they can affect you. In the majority of cases the results provide reassurance that you have healthy trees that are a danger to no one. However, it is always advisable to have a tree survey done periodically so that you are familiar with the trees that are growing on your property.

We carry out the following surveys:

Tree Surveys for planning purposes

To establish the condition of the trees on site and any wildlife they support. Including the formation of an arboricultural method statement, detail is given regarding the protection of retained trees. Root Protection Areas (RPA) are measured and protective barriers installed, these barriers are monitored on regular site visits throughout construction.

Tree Hazard Assessments

Carried out to identify any potential hazards and put in place future management programmes. On completion of a survey we work with clients to ensure management programmes are followed. Trees near highways and in public places are a high priority

Decay detection

Where the need is identified for further investigation decay detection takes place, this can be in the form of ultra sound testing, thermal imaging or resistance testing.