Tree Risk Surveys

We carry out tree risk assessments across the South of England but predominately Dorset, Wiltshire and Somerset (including Poole, Bournemouth, Dorchester, Blandford, Shaftesbury, Salisbury, Warminster, Yeovil and the surrounding areas).


Our tree surveys will identify any hazardous trees that may pose significant risk. We produce clear tree reports that include a full list of the trees surveyed and any recommended management works. These surveys are often known as 'tree risk surveys', 'tree liability surveys' or 'tree risk assessment surveys'. Some arborists offer 'tree condition surveys' however these are unlikely to calculate the risk of harm.

We inspect trees for hazards using the Visual Tree Assessment (VTA) method and calculate the risk of harm by using the Quantified Tree Risk Assessment (QTRA) method. 

Although we offer tree surgery as a service, we do not extend this to our consultancy clients. This ensures our advice remains impartial and tree work is only recommended if it's really needed.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I need a tree survey?

It is the tree owners legal resposnisility (Duty of Care) to "take resonable care to avoid acts or ommissions which they can reasonably forsee would likely to injure their neighbour". In other words, the tree owner is liable for any damage or injury caused by tree failure. If you have trees near roads, property, footpaths or public spaces then it may be a sensible idea to have a tree survey for your peace of mind or insurance purposes.

What do I get from having a tree survey?

After inspecting your tree/s we will produce a clear report that will include; 1. Details of our assessment 2. A schedule of your trees with their condition, risk of harm and any recommendations 3. A plan indicating the location of the trees so they can be easily identified 4. A check will also be made with your local authority if your trees are protected by a Tree Preservation Order (TPO) or if they are within a Conservation Area If recommendations are made during the inspection, the report can be given directly to a contractor who will be able to quote for the works. If the trees are legally protected, the report can also be submitted to your local authority as part of an application for the tree works.

How much will a tree survey cost?

The cost of a tree survey will depend upon the number of trees being inspected. If you would like to know how much it would cost to inspect your trees, please feel free to get in touch for a free quote.

Why not just ask a tree surgeon/contractor to look at my trees?

Verbal advice from a tree surgeon would not stand up in court if your tree/s were to cause damage or injury to a third party. A tree surgeon is also more likely to give unbiased recommendations that aren't always nesessary, as a result it could save you money to have a tree survey rather than asking a tree surgeon.

Do you have any conflicts of interest with your tree surgery service?

We do still currently offer tree surgery as a service however we DO NOT offer this to our consultancy clients. This means you can trust that our advice remains unbiased and that we will only recommend tree work if it's really needed.