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LOCAL PLANNING AUTHORITIES

  • Local Planning Authorities (LPAs) have management responsibilities for large and variable tree populations and their needs have changed over time. Tree officers are often hard pressed to manage all of their responsibilities especially when additional projects increase workloads beyond the norm. The responsibility for tree management is often divided between various departments any of which may require additional support.
  • Woodsman is perfectly suited to aid LPAs in achieving effective management during busy periods or when additional projects or responsibilities arise.
  • The truly independent nature of Woodsman means that you can rely on us to offer unbiased professional advise on a complete range of tree related matters.

SERVICES TO LOCAL PLANNING AUTHORITIES

  • Tree Surveys.
  • Initial data capture and re-surveys for tree populations of any size.

  • Tree Mapping.
  • Mapping of significant trees mapping requirements can be tailored to suit client requirements.

  • CAD (Computer Aided Design).
  • Woodsman has CAD facilities for accurate mapping of all aspects of tree management.

  • Hazard Assessment.
  • Maintaining a safe tree population is one of the primary objectives for LPAs. Woodsman can assess trees for hazard potential and make appropriate works recommendations.

  • Quantified Tree Risk Assessment (QTRA) Licensed User.
  • The Quantified Tree Risk Assessment (QTRA) system applies established and accepted risk management principles to tree safety management. For more details follow the link to QTRA from the links page.

  • Detailed Individual Tree Inspections.
  • Significant individual trees sometimes require detailed inspections especially where they may impact on other site uses.

  • Decay Detection and Mapping.
  • Mapping of tree defects and decay can aid management decisions and reveal more detail than a standard visual tree assessment.

  • Works Recommendations and Prioritising.
  • Making and prioritising works recommendations is essential for effective tree management.

  • Tree Preservation Order (TPO) Assessment and Management including reclassification of group orders and auditing of existing TPOs.
  • We can help with any aspect of TPO management.

  • Site Specific Management Plans.
  • Bespoke management plans take account of site usage and management objectives from school grounds to wildlife parks.

  • Disease Diagnosis.
  • Diagnosis of pests and diseases affecting individual trees or larger populations.

  • Construction Site Management and Liaison.
  • We can help you manage construction sites and ensure that appropriate and effective tree retention in attained.

  • Highways Tree Management.
  • Woodsman can help LPAs ensure that they are complying with their duties under the Highways Act 1980 (and amendments).