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Tree Condition Surveys &  Reports

BS5837 Surveys - Trees in Relation to Construction

Woodland Management Plans

Contract Management - Arboriculture & Forestry

Woodland, Hedgerow & Orchard Planting

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Company Qualifications & Experience

BSc (Hons) (2:1)

Tech Cert (ARBOR.A) – Distinction

Professional Tree Inspection ( PTI Lantra)

 NPTC C&G Ph. II Arboriculture – Distinction

NPTC (National Proficiency Tests Council) certificates

CS 30, 31, 36, 38, 39

Qualified First Aid (St John’s Ambulance) in accordance with the HSE (First Aid) Regs. 1981


Professional Arboricultural Insurance:

£5 million Public Liability

 £10 million Employers Liability

Memberships & Affiliation:

National Trust, Woodland Trust

Work in Accordance with:

BS3998: 2010 -  Tree Work

BS5837: 2005 -  Trees in Relation to Construction

NHBC 4.2

NJUG Volume 4






Arboricultural Consultants,

Tree Reports in the south-east for homeowners and commercial clients


Professional & fully insured Arboricultural consultancy based in East Herts and operating throughout the South-East providing tree reports for home owners, land owners, local authorities, schools and businesses.


Tree survey services


Tree Condition Surveys & Reports

BS5837: 2012 Surveys

TPO (Tree Preservation Orders)

Aerial Inspections

Woodland Management Planning

Woodland / Hedgerow / Tree Scheme Creation / Orchard Creation


Tree Condition Surveys & Reports in Hertfordshire



Why is a tree survey required?

  • Most commonly, tree condition surveys are a legal requirement in many land-ownerships due to legislation surrounding occupiers liability. A 'duty of care' is owed to people entering property and where there is a potential danger and the risk is one against which the occupier may reasonably be expected to offer some protection.

  • Also it is often financially prudent for professional surveys to be carried out on trees prior to any tree surgery works. Often tree surgery is undertaken unnecessarily, can cost many times more than a survey, and frequently can cause more harm to the tree and have higher future cost implications than are required.

  • Where trees in close proximity to buildings a survey may be required as a condition prior to a mortgage company agreeing to lend

  • Requirement by local planning authority prior to development, to ensure adequate consideration has been given to trees in relation to construction, and adequate protection afforded those trees that are to be retained

About us

Many decades of experience assessing and climbing trees – award winning technical qualifications – management experience covering over 1000ha and including all tree safety liabilities.

We have decades of experience in providing quality advice to the public and have taken pride in providing basic information free of charge. We believe knowledge is power and that sharing information can only help improve the standard of advice requested by individuals and therefore help sort the wheat from the chaff in terms of service provision within the industry, and lift the professionalism, quality and safety of work higher. Our extensive archive of information is still available, and was the first to deliver honest pricing matrices to the internet, and has subsequently been a model that has been copied many times. Natural active processes have led to the creation of a high quality consultancy service, where continuous industry best practice and high value delivery is our objective.

How much will a Tree Survey Cost?

Costs vary of course, but it should be noted that a professional survey is an investment that frequently saves money for the customer, as unqualified advice or work can cost many hundreds of pounds.
Basic condition survey for a single tree can be as little as £175 + VAT. A typical or average survey price is £275 – £350 + VAT.

What do you get?

Tree condition survey – Chiefly, investment buys you the professional judgement of a qualified and experienced consultant who will provide an accurate assessment of tree condition, following detailed observational and if required mechanical processes.

These findings will be summarised in a written report that will conclude a condition assessment of the tree(s), any remedial works that may be required, and accurately plot position on a plan, in relation to other site features. The report will also include a suggested re-inspection frequency based on this condition assessment.


A full list of our services can be found on the left of this page, where you will find more detail on our range of services. We hope you find our website informative and constructive; please Contact Us for any further information, or to arrange a free quotation for any of our services, or to comment on any aspect of our site






For clarification of our working area, see below by village town and postcode

GMC Arboriculture Tree Surveys

Albury, Allen's Green, Amwell, Anstey, Ardeley, Arkesden, Aspenden, Audley End, Baldock, Barkway, Barley, Barwick, Benington, Berden, Birchanger, Bishop's Stortford, Braughing, Brent Pelham, Broxted, Buckland, Buntingford, Chapmore End, Cherry Green, Chipping, Chrishall, Church Langley, Clavering, Clothall, Cole Green, Colliers End, Cottered, Cromer, Dane End, Dassels, Debden, Debden Green, Duddenhoe End, Essendon, Farnham, Farnham Green, Felsted, Ford End, Furneux Pelham, Good Easter, Graveley, Great Amwell, Great Chishall, Great Dunmow, Great Hallingbury, Great Hormead, Great Munden, Green Tye, Hare Street, Harlow, Hatfield, Hatfield Broad Oak, Haultwick, Hay Street, Hertford, High Cross, High Easter, High Ongar, High Wych, Hitchin, Knebworth, Kimpton, Langley, Letchworth, Levens Green, Litlington, Littlebury, Littlebury Green, Little Dunmow, Little Hadham, Little Hallingbury, Little Hormead, Manuden, Matching Green, Meesden, Melbourn, Much Hadham, Nasty, Newport, Nuthampstead, Patmore Heath, Perry Green, Puckeridge, Quendon, Reed, Reed End, Rickling, Rickling Green, Royston, Saffron Walden, Sandon, Starling's Green, Stickling Green, Sawbridgeworth, Stebbing, Stevenage, Spellbrook, Standon, Stansted Abbotts, Stansted Mountfitchet, Stocking Pelham, Takeley, Thaxted, Therfield, Thorley, Throcking, Thundrige, Tye Green, Ugley, Ugley Green, Upper Green, Wadesmill, Walkern, Ware, Wareside, Watton at Stone, Wellpond Green, Welwyn Garden City, Wendens Ambo, Westmill, Weston, Wicken Bonhunt, Willian, Wimbish, Wyddial


GMC Arboriculture Tree Surveys

Harlow CM17, CM18, CM19, CM20, Sawbridgeworth CM21, Bishop's Stortford CM22, CM23, Stansted CM24 , Welwyn AL6, Welwyn Garden City AL7, AL8, Hatfield AL9, AL10, Stevenage, SG1, SG2, Knebworth SG3, Hitchin SG4, SG5, Letchworth SG6, Baldock SG7, Royston SG8, Buntingford SG9, Much Hadham SG10, Ware SG11, SG12, Hertford SG13, SG14, Arlesey SG15, Henlow SG16, Shefford SG17, Biggleswade SG18, Sandy SG19, Broxbourne EN10, Hoddesdon EN11



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We have planted over 25,000 trees



Award Winning Qualifications - Technician's Certificate UK Highest Achievement Award at the Arboricultural Association Annual Conference in Reading





Tree Surgery Herts & North Essex Domestic and Commercial Tree Surgeons


Tree Surveys Buntingford, Bishops Stortford, Ware, Hertford, Royston,  Saffron Walden, Stevenage, Baldock, Letchworth, Hoddesdon, Harlow, Sawbridgeworth, Welwyn Garden City, Melbourn, Duxford and working through most of Hertfordshire Essex and Cambridgeshire for both small domestic and large commercial clients