Recently, we helped a client with a residential housing estate project in Cheshire comprising over a hundred dwellings and public open space. Our multi—disciplinary team at Ascerta consisting of Ecologists, Arboriculturists, and Landscape Architects produced the following reports and plans as part of the planning stage of the project; an Ecological Impact Assessment, Invasive Species Method Statement, Biodiversity Action Plan, … Read More
Project Success Example: Management Plan for Trees and Woodland
We recently assisted a client in identifying and formulating a management plan for trees and woodland across a number of developer-retained public open spaces, following the successful development of a site in greater Manchester. We were able to identify immediate works and provide advice for a long-term strategy that would prove beneficial for the trees, the local amenity and the … Read More
Want a quicker route to development (and save some money)?
Speaking to an engineering contact recently served as a good reminder of a service that we should be promoting more actively. Take a piece of land. One of the first things you as a developer will want to do is establish what risks are associated with the site. In other words, what is going to prevent the development of the … Read More
What’s the difference between a tree survey and a tree survey? (note to developers, architects & planning consultants)
This is a subject that we have been highlighting for years and centres around quality……or rather the apparent lack of it within the arboricultural industry. What useful information can be gleaned from a list of trees? British Standard BS5837: 2012 Trees in relation to design, demolition & construction – Recommendations) sets out a standard to be followed during the gathering … Read More