Arboricultural Method Statement
Arboricultural Method Statements and an accompanying Tree Protection Plan in accordance with BS 5837 Trees in Relation to Design, Demolition and Construction are often required by LPA’s as part of a Planning Condition to approved development application to demonstrate how trees will be safeguarded from damage during the construction phases and to provide details on working methodologies for installing a wide range of tree protection systems and measures.
Such statements and plans will include if appropriate details on: tree protection fencing, ground protection specifications, engineering solutions to overcome needing to undertake construction operations within rooting zones, ground and soil amelioration treatments pre and post construction and a range of tree survey work.
As part of a method statement and to satisfy planning conditions, there is also often a requirement to monitor tree protection systems so that they remain effective throughout the duration of construction. Employing an arboriculturalist to oversee tree protection will reassure LPA’s that tree protection will be ensured.
At FPCR have gained considerable experience in the preparation of a wide range of arboricultural method statements and proactively liaise with our clients, developers, engineers and architects amongst others to provide advice on tree protection and where need arises find solutions to complex design issues, to satisfactorily discharge conditions.