BS5837 Arboricultural Supervision / Clerk of Works

Are you looking for an arboricultural consultant or a tree consultant to provide some site supervision for your development project? This is also known sometimes as an Arboricultural Clerk of Works.

Whether you are a developer, architect or planning consultant with multiple large sites, a builder with small to large sites on the go or an individual householder organising and project managing your own extension works. We are able to assist you in all of these situations for you to achieve your goal.  Either way you are in the right place.

Additionally, there is a substantial body of research that supports the economic, environmental and social benefits that trees bring to urban areas and the contributions that they make to people’s quality of life and sense of wellbeing.

We provide arboricultural site supervision for development projects to address BS5837 requirements and comply with planning conditions.

This is an area that Local Authority Tree Officers are becoming increasingly insistent upon, either with the BS5837 Tree Report and Method Statements

If there are clear potential conflicts between trees and the proposed development, these will usually require method statements. There is a high likelihood that the LPA will require some form of Arboricultural Supervision.

This will usually comprise of the production of a supervision programme, undertaking site visits to inspect work at the scheduled times and the production of a report to support the findings. The programme will usually be a combination of periodical inspections combined with activity specific supervision. The activities will include inspection of the tree protection and ground protection measures pre-commencement, during excavation, prior to pile installation and during any working within the RPA of retained trees.

This will need to be signed off at the end of the project, to assess the impact of the site works on the tree, its roots and the surrounding soil, implement any remediation measures and make a final report to get any remaining tree conditions discharged.