After years of using qualified contractors we decided to start our own Arboricultural section, providing all our clients with a cost effective solution to any size of Tree Management and Maintenance project. We can deal with the major projects planning and development requirement up to house hold tree work.
We undertake work for Local Authorities, Builders, Landscape Gardeners, Nurseries and the general public. All our operatives are fully trained to NPTC level or above and are continually upgrading and improving their skills to provide a more efficient and safe working environment for our staff and customers. We use up to date methods and our equipment is well maintained and replaced regularly.
From initial contact with yourself, you will find us friendly, courteous and professional. We will arrange an appointment suitable to your needs. We deliver consistently high standards and have obtained many new clients by recommendation. The practice is covered by full Public Liability and Professional Indemnity Insurance.
If you have any queries regarding our service or for any help and advice please feel free to contact us.
Planning and Development
From small residential extensions to large developments, we offer a full planning and implementation service. Tree surveys are undertaken to BS 5837:2005 specifications and include tree constraints plans, tree protection plans and construction method statements. We target our expertise to ensure rapid solutions, resolving conflicts between planning and design. To ensure a successful planning application our experience has demonstrated that including arboricultural advice during the design stages as well as developing a working relationship with the local Tree Officer to discuss design proposals are essential.
Our tree teams are fully qualified to undertake the following works we are also able to check for any limitations that there may be on your trees, e.g. Tree Preservation Orders or conservation site. We will deal with the planning application if needed. We are fully insured and a copy of our insurance document can be viewed before we undertake any work. Including:
- Vegetation management
- Hedge trimming
- Tree felling
- Tree dismantle
- Crown thin
- Crown reduction
- Pollard (species dependent)
- Stump grinding
- Dead, dying and dangerous trees
- All waste produced during Tree Surgery operations is recycled or re-used to protect our natural environment.
Diamond services provide advice and guidance to support owners and managers working with protected trees. We are experienced in liaising with statutory bodies responsible for administering tree protection.
Works to trees need to be considered in the light of relevant constraints, including The Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended) and the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (as amended).
Under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 certain trees are subject to Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs). Before any works can be carried out on TPO protected trees permission must be obtained from your local planning authority through submission of a formal application. Owners of protected trees are responsible for their care and maintenance and are liable for any actions taken against them resulting from damage caused by poorly maintained trees.
We can assist with advice on any necessary applications required and liaise with your local planning authority in the event of a refusal of an application to carry out tree works.
The Town and Country Planning Act 1990
Tree Preservation Orders
Where a Tree Preservation Order (TPO) applies to tree, consent will is required from the Local Planning Authority (LPA) for any proposed work to the tree, apart from any urgent safety works to address immediate risks. This process can take up to eight weeks.
Where the tree is within a Conservation Area (CA), notice will need to be given to the LPA for any proposed work to the tree, apart from any urgent safety works to address immediate risks. The LPA will have six weeks to respond to the notice after which, if no response is received, the works for which notice has been given can be carried out.
The Government’s Planning Portal provides the following advice regarding exemptions:
"You do not need to get the LPA's consent in a few special circumstances: when a tree is dead or dangerous, for example. In this case you are advised to speak to the LPA about proposed work, particularly felling (see ‘Further Information’.) You should be prepared to prove that the work falls within an exemption
Tree safety assessment
Inspections of trees and recommendations for remedial actions for single trees to entire populations or woodlands
Insurance & mortgage reports
Tree inspections for the home buyer and investigations into alleged subsidence damage