Tree Condition Surveys and Hazard Assessment

From large landowners and Local Authorities to homeowners with individual trees, we can offer the advice your require to give you an understanding of your trees condition, what you can do to improve it and what can be done to reduce the chances of damage to people or property as a result of tree or limb failure.

As well as the moral obligations in ensuring trees do not injure persons or damage property landowners also have a duty of care under the Occupiers Liability Act 1957 and 1984. This places a duty on the landowner to ensure the reasonable safety of a visitors and, in the 1984 amendment, extends this duty to any non visitors including trespassers. There are also statutes in place to ensure that dangerous trees within falling distance of highways are dealt with appropriately which include the highway authority having the power to deal with a tree and recharge a landowner if a hazardous tree is not made 'safe'.