Trees are an essential element in the landscape and, when correctly retained in the context of a development, can add substantially to its overall quality. Consideration of trees in respect of development is critical to obtaining planning consent. In this respect Local Planning Authorities normally require supporting documentation to current Government guidance ‘BS5837:2005 - Trees in Relation to Construction’ to be prepared by a suitably qualified and experienced arboriculturist at an initial stage in the planning process. As such, here at Bowland Ecology Ltd we consider it important to integrate arboricultural and ecological constraints early in the scheme design in order to avoid ensuing significant and costly delays.
In this respect Bowland Ecology Ltd has been working with arboricultural consultant Phill Harris of the Bowland Tree Consultancy for the past three years on a large number of projects and with a wide range of clients. By working together and combining our expert ecological and arboricultural services we believe that we are able to offer considerable benefits to our clients.
Phill is a highly qualified and experienced arboricultural consultant. He has a first class honours degree in Arboriculture, is a Chartered Environmentalist, a Professional Member of the Arboricultural Association and a Professional Member (Chartered) of the Institute of Chartered Foresters. His expertise covers:
- Trees in Relation to Development and Construction (BS5837)
- Tree Preservations Orders (TPOs) and Trees in Conservation Areas
- Woodland Management
- Tree Risk Assessment and Safety Management
- Tree Planting with Regard to Landscape Design
- Arboricultural Contractor Supervision
- Trees in Relation to Building Damage
- Tree Health in Respect of Pests and Diseases
- Veteran/Ancient Trees
- Tree Impact Assessment with Regard to Environmental Assessment