BS5837 Arboricultural Method Statement

Are you looking for a BS5837 Arboricultural Method Statement (AMS) to enable you to get planning permission your proposed project? The local authority tree officer may require the information as part of your submission, or alternatively may have requested the information as a condition.

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.

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 will use the VALID tree assessment method on any trees considered to be potentially dangerous. This method is described in more detail on our tree health and safety survey page.

A BS5837 Arboricultural Method Statement (AMS) is an important aspect that identifies specific methods to best protect the retained trees on and adjacent to the site, throughout the construction phase, and into the ongoing use of the site afterwards.

All tree work recommendations will comply with the relevant British Standard BS3998 Tree Work – Recommendations (2010), unless otherwise specified in a report, with a clear justification for any deviation from the standard.

Trees also have significant heritage value. This is being increasingly eroded as many large and medium sized trees are being removed as they become unsafe or are simply in the way of proposed development or infrastructure.

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Where trees are planted to replace those removed, often they are not given the correct conditions or management they require to enable them to reach maturity. Tree planting should be undertaken in accordance with the new British Standard, BS8545 Young Trees: From Nursery to Independence in the Landscape (2014)Frequently trees of a smaller final size are selected, which will not provide anything like the same amount of benefits.

This develops from the BS 5837 tree report, BS 5837 Tree Constraints Plan (TCP), BS 5837 Arboricultural Impact Assessment and BS 5837 Tree Protection Plan (TPP).

This will then identify the issues to be addressed on the BS 5837 Tree Protection Plan (TPP), and measures to be addressed with the BS 5837 Arboricultural Supervision and any necessary Tree Replacement Planting.

We have recently working in London, Surrey, West Sussex, East Sussex, Kent, Hampshire, Berkshire and all across the south of England. We have recently successfully worked in numerous local authorities and like to build productive relationships with tree officers.

Local authorities where we have had recent success include Esher, Walton on Thames, Surbiton, Egham, Elmbridge, Reigate, Portsmouth, Crawley, Tonbridge, Bracknell, Reading, Slough, Windsor, Oxford and Cambridge as well as the London Boroughs of Barnet, Bromley, Camden, Croydon, Ealing, Enfield, Hackney, Harrow, Hounslow, Lewisham, Merton, Redbridge, Richmond Upon Thames, Kensington and Chelsea, Kingston Upon Thames, Southwark, Sutton, Waltham forest and Wandsworth.

Aspects that are included in BS5837 Method Statements are;