Managing the trees in your churchyard can be a daunting task. Some trees may pose a risk to the safety of the public or your building. Others may have special status and are thus protected by law in which case you will require the appropriate permissions from your governing body or the local authority before any tree works can begin. To tackle such issues you are advised to seek the services of a professional Arboriculturalist to provide you with either a tree risk assessment or a tree inspection to help you identify the importance of the trees you have; specify the tree work that is actually required and advise you on the permissions you may need before you call on the services of a tree surgeon.
MaintenanceBooker contractors who offer tree surveys and assessments are experienced professionals who hold accreditations with professional bodies such as the Arboricultural Association ( AA) and the Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF).
Following a site visit from an Arboriculturalist you will receive a report containing the following information:
- A written assessment concerning the risk posed by the specified tree(s) to public safety and your building
- Identification of tree(s) including species name, dimensions, age etc
- An assessment of health, condition and the life expectancy of each specified tree with identification of any problems with accompanying relevant photographs.
- A site map which clearly shows specified tree(s) location
- Assessment of status and significance of specified tree(s) with clear guidance on what next steps should be undertaken to obtain permission for the required maintenance works on such trees
- Recommendations on the type of maintenance work required on trees and future management with clear timescales for carrying out the work
- Information regarding restricted access to or on your site which would need to be taken into account by Arborists carrying out tree maintenance services (e.g presence and location of aerial utilities; high, medium, low density head stones)