A Tree Survey is the collection of all the trees on the site including information such as species, height, width, general conditions, age class, retention value, visible defects, etc. It is presented in the form of spread sheet.
Doing a Tree Survey early on in the DA process and using this information in your planning will reduce the likelihood of the council rejecting the plans on tree related matters.
When is a Tree Survey Required?
Tree Surveys are generally required prior to development planning to identify the tree stock and determine what significant trees if any are present that may need to be considered during the design stage. The location of trees is identified from the original survey which is usually carried out by registered surveyor.
Why are Tree Surveys Important?
This gives a baseline of the tree stock and identifies any significant trees which may require as well the general condition of the tree stock. This information can be used as a guide during the development stage to establish where the proposed development should be positioned based on the retention values of the trees.
This information not only will be used for the development but can also be used for maintenance planning.
Who can do Tree Surveys?
Tree Surveys need to be done by an appropriately qualified arborist with significant knowledge in tree species and condition assessment. Here at Urban Arbor all Tree Surveys are conducted by our AQF Level 5 Arborists.
Where there is no survey by registered survey we have surveying devices that allows us to accurately locate and plot the trees on the site.
Should you require a Tree Survey contact our office for further details or send us an email and one of our consultants will contact you.