Tree Surveys

Gone are the days when a developer or land owner can simply cut down a ‘nuisance’ tree, removing the problem in the easiest way. Tree surveys are rapidly become an important consideration on almost every development.


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Both tree surveys and arboricultural reports are frequently required to satisfy the relevant authorities that your project is sensitive to trees on or adjacent to your site.

With authorities, businesses and individuals becoming ever more eco-conscious, every tree is valued and must be protected wherever possible. The City Surveys Group performs tree surveys and arboricultural reports right across the UK to clients ranging from single home owners to large house builders and major civil and railway engineering contractors.

Whilst not an exhaustive list, our most commonly procured services include…

Stage 1

  • BS5837 Tree Surveys
  • Tree Constraints Plans

Stage 2

  • Arboricultural Implications Assessments
  • Arboricultural Method Statements
  • Tree Protection Plans

Although our offices are in Liverpool we have tree surveyors based right around the UK. Not only does this mean that we have nationwide coverage, it also means that we can offer almost the same price for a tree survey in London (or other similarly expensive areas) as we can in Manchester, Birmingham or Leeds.

Price is obviously a significant factor for all our clients, large and small, and we pride ourselves in offering a first class service for an equally good price. That said we place great importance on constantly investing in the very latest technology and training to make sure that our tree surveyors are able to complete your tree survey as cheaply, quickly and with as little fuss as possible.

Professional, friendly staff

We pride ourselves on the professionalism and courtesy of our staff. We guarantee to treat all stakeholders as we would like to be treated.

‘One stop shop’ approach

One of the most diverse organisations of its type, we deliver a truly surprising but complementary range of services to support all stages of your project.

First class customer service

From the moment you get in touch to the second your deliverables land, we promise to communicate with your team promptly, politely and proactively.

Sustainable and considerate

We promise to respect and give back to the communities and environments in which we work, sourcing both materials and personnel responsibly.

Nationwide coverage

One of the leading firms of our type, we operate throughout the UK delivering a truly diverse range of services across a wide variety of sectors.

Proven track record

Every year we deliver hundreds of projects on time and on budget to a loyal client base. Over 70% of our work is based upon repeat business.

We save you money

By working harder, longer and more intelligently, over the years we’ve actually saved our clients millions in unnecessary costs and delays.

Honest, transparent pricing

The price we quote is the price you pay. If your brief is accurate and the scope remains the same there will be no additional costs whatsoever.

Training and technology

We’re constantly investing in the latest training, technology, software and systems. Our equipment and people are at the top of their game.

Fast, efficient delivery

Our business is based upon service quality, flexibility and speed. We work with you to deliver the results you need, when you need them.

Tree surveys for planning

Local authorities throughout the UK have a duty under law to protect trees within their region and, as a result, will almost always request a BS5837 tree survey before they will take your planning application any further. As with ecology surveys, a local planning authority is not allowed to proceed without first receiving all relevant survey data.

The reason for this is simple. Whether large or small, a simple extension to your house or a new-build industrial estate, your development just might have the potential to adversely affect those trees around it. And it’s not just trees within your property line that could rear their ugly heads. Did you know that all trees and other vegetation anywhere up to 10m of your property also have the potential to put a hold to your scheme?

Tree surveys for health and safety

In large parks, commercial sites, public areas or gardens the danger from overhanging, diseased or otherwise dangerous trees should not be underestimated. Private individuals and public organisations alike have a duty to inspect trees within their property for illness and other potentially hazardous weaknesses lest they fall and cause damage to property or, more crucially, people. We offer specialist health and safety tree surveys to identify and remedy problems before they become an issue.

Tree surveys for lending or mortgages

Generally found with older properties, mortgage lenders will frequently request a BS5837 tree survey be carried out where there is the potential for a tree to cause damage to the property being purchased. Whether that’s due to the intrusion of roots or from overhanging branches or the risk of falling, we offer specialist mortgage and insurance tree surveys for precisely this purpose.

Get in touch

The City Surveys Group offer a full arboricultural consultancy service with just one element being the basic tree survey. If you want to learn more about or services or would like a quote, why not call our office on 0330 024 4988 or send a message via the contact form below. A member of our team will be happy to help.


City Surveys are proud to have worked with a wide range of clients in varying sectors. Here are just some of the names we have successfully helped. If you have a potential project you think we can assist with please get in touch.