Tree Condition Surveys and Detailed Tree Inspections are most commonly aimed at risk assessment and mitigation. This type of tree survey is usually done so as to meet the landowner’s legal obligations which are laid out in the Occupiers Liability Act (1984) and the Health & Safety at Work Act (1974).
Oakfield provide a full survey of trees, inspecting for any defects or ill-health.This can include tagging and mapping of trees.
For individual tree reports a comprehensive report will be made on each tree’s individual condition. This will include signs of disease, fungal activity, growth defects at the trees’ branch attachment points, and limbs which are subjected to high levels of mechanical loading and stress. By doing this, potential hazards can be removed or reduced to an acceptable level, and in turn allows the safe retention of valuable trees long into the future. Oakfield can provide a tree tagging and monitoring schedule to ensure future monitoring is efficient.
For larger estates or tree numbers we offer tailor made surveys to suit your needs whether that be budgetary or time frame orientated.
Walkover/ Hazard survey – Cost effective surveys to help identify quickly any tree issues or actionable hazards. These reports identify only those requiring works in priority orders and will contain enough information so as to instruct a tree contractor to carry out the necessary work .
These surveys are ideal for all owners of multiple numbers of trees or larger estates that have budgetary restrictions or post extreme weather events where identification of risk needs to be prioritised.
Full condition survey – Unlike the walkover a full survey will map and comment on all trees so as to inform overall tree management over time. These reports will include general recommendations on tree management relative timescales for works and re-surveying to be carried out. Such recommendations for other surveys to be carried out such as internal decay detecting and aerial inspections, these would not be included within the initial survey price. These surveys are generally broken down into areas such as higher risk areas and low risk areas to help with budgetary constraints.
Ideal for those estates, businesses and schools that require a history of tree condition and management over time so as to fulfill their legal ‘Duty of Care’