"If we represent knowledge as a
tree, we know that things that are divided are yet connected.  We
know that to observe the
divisions and ignore the
connections is to destroy the
Wendell Berry













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We provide local authorities, developers, landscape designers and arboreta with a comprehensive GIS and CAD data capture tree surveying service, including tree inventories and mapping of individual trees to assist them in the management of their resource.

Field data are captured digitally using laser rangefinder, OmniSTAR Differential GPS, Husky Fex21 palm-top and PocketGIS software

We offer considerable benefits to organisations, that have a GIS and are looking for a more accurate and efficient way to collect data on trees for direct downloading onto their system. We provide;

  • Increased mapping accuracy to within 1 metre

  • Fast and simple data capture

  • GIS compatibility

  • Efficient management of resources

  • Accurate cost analysis

  • Liability prioritisation of hazardous trees

  • Strategic and customised management planning

In the UK, our tree survey and mapping work has included the surveying and mapping of;

  • Development Site tree surveys (BS 5837: 2005) "Trees in Relation to Construction"

  • Parkland tree surveys

  • Individual and Area TPO Resurveys

  • Hazardous tree surveys

  • Veteran tree surveys

  • Utility tree surveys

BS 5837: 2005 - Trees in Relation to Construction

The new BS 5837:2005 contains additional criteria and is recommending that developers, landscape architects and surveyors seek the advice of an arboriculturalist to identify all trees that are relevant for inclusion in a tree assessment prior to any specific design for development (Paragraph 4.2.1, BS 5837: 2005).

Woodland Stewardship is now working closely with our clients to undertake tree surveys according to the new recommendations. Also, as a subsequent task with reference to a potential design, the results of the BS 5837 tree surveys are included in the preparation of a Tree Constraints Plan (TCP), which is then used to assist with the client’s final layout design.