Consultancy & Reports
AA Tree Surgeons provide a fast, friendly and reliable tree services at competitive prices. We take pride in our work and are very passionate about arboriculture and conservation. We are fully insured and fully trained in all types of tree related services. We are based in Amber Valley, Derbyshire. We offer a reliable, honest, skilled and professional tree management service for all over Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. These areas include Ripley, Alfreton, Belper, Matlock, Heanor, Chesterfield and Nottinghamshire.
Tree Surgery, tree work, tree conservation
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Consultancy & Reports

AA Tree Surgeons Ltd have an obligation to the care of trees.  From surveys of large sites containing plentiful tree stock to individual trees requiring a detailed report, we provide advice and a management plan to satisfy all arboricultural management and planning objective needs.  The amount of detailed information collected during our surveys depends on the specific situation and the objective.  Reports and management plans can be tailored to meet individual requirements which we can advise on every step of the way.


AA Tree Surgeons Ltd use specialist software and surveying equipment provided by Pear Technology.  Using hand-held GPS based equipment we are able to capture all the relevant data in a fast and efficient manner and use this within our surveys, this also meets the latest BS5837 or equivalent requirements.  The software enables us to produce a user friendly, easy to understand report that includes a proficient mapping system for any size of survey area.

Our services consist of:


Tree Surveying and Consultancy

Local Authority Development Control Consultancy: this primarily involves giving arboricultural advice on tree preservation order applications (TPO) including appeals, also conservation area notifications to work on trees.  Additional advice may be given to the suitability of trees for tree preservation orders.  Support and guidance can also be provided in terms of the impact of proposed development/planning applications on trees and the landscape and vice versa.


Tree Preservation Orders, Conservation Areas, Planning Conditions, Felling Licences or Restrictive Covenants legally protect many trees in the UK.  Before carrying out any work, we can make suitable enquiries with the local planning authority as to the legal status of your trees and any protection afforded to them and where necessary complete applications or notifications on your behalf.

See our TPO / Conservation Area’s


Tree Condition Surveys & Management Plan Reports

Tree condition surveys & management plan reports will identify trees, record their statistics, comment on their condition and make prioritised recommendations for works.  This type of report is ideal for schools and land owners in need of professional written advice for insurance and safety purposes.


Tree Surveys for Planning and Development Purposes

Pre-development Consultation and Local Authority Liaison: this may be carried out with the local planning authority Tree and/or Planning Officer to enable the smooth passage of a planning or tree preservation order application.  AA Tree Surgeons Ltd strive to achieve a satisfactory outcome for the tree owner and/or applicant by working constructively with the local planning authority.


Development Site Tree Surveys, Impact Assessments and Method Statements: undertaken to the guidelines set out in BS5837 (2012) Trees in Relation to Design, Demolition and Construction-Recommendations.  Tree constraints and protection plans are produced in CAD format on a plan to accompany the reports and surveys.


Brief Guidance for trees within planning

Trees and the Local Planning Authority (LPA) under the UK planning system have a statutory duty to consider the protection and planting of trees when granting planning permission for a proposed development. The potential effect of development on trees, whether statutorily protected (e.g. by a tree preservation order or by their inclusion within a conservation area) or not, is a material consideration taken into account when dealing with planning applications.


The nature and level of detail required to enable a LPA to properly consider the implications and effects of development proposals varies between stages and in relation to the proposal.  British Standard 5837:2012 (Trees in relation to design, demolition and construction) provides advice to both developers and LPAs on the appropriate amount of information required at the planning application stage or via conditions.