Why do I need a tree survey?
Anyone who owns or manages land containing trees has a legal duty to ensure that they are in a safe condition so that foreseeable damage does not occur due to tree failure (Occupiers Liability Act 1954/1980). Commercial premises have a further obligation under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 to undertake regular tree surveys so that trees do not cause foreseeable damage. Guidance issued by the Government, the Forestry Commission and the Arboriculture Association advise that a tree survey is regularly undertaken by a professional tree surveyor. Failure to do so may leave those responsible liable to prosecution.
Twig will undertake a tree survey to identify hazardous trees and our tree report will make prioritised recommendations to reduce owner liability. An inspection frequency will ensure that funds are not wasted inspecting healthy trees in future tree surveys.
Our visually engaging, accessible, and intuitive tree risk assessment report includes:
- GPS plotted trees transposed onto site plans.
- Colour coding to highlight the defective trees, making it easy for tree surgeons to identify the defects and undertake the correct remedial action.