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With a 100% success rate Urban Forestry Group: provides ecological, arboricultural and landscape design services covering: Cheshire East, West, North Wales, Merseyside and Greater Manchester.

We provide ecological, BS: 5837 – 2012 tree surveys, arboricultural impact assessment, method statements soft and hard landscape design to satisfy local authority planning conditions supported by 5 year management and establishment plans for any size commercial and residential development projects.

Work undertaken:

Arbouricultural Impact Assessment

As part of our planning application Cheshire East Council Planning department required an Arbouricultural impact assessment to be carried out for an existing tree with TPO. Urban Forestry Group appointed to produce the report. Prompt efficient service. Good in depth report produced. No hesitation recommending this company to others requiring this form of report. 

Simon Oates

Work undertaken:

Single Storey front and rear extension, first floor side extension, two storey rear extension and alterations to fenestration, dormer roof design and render finish.

The surveyor was a pleasure to work with and provided great insight and a wealth of knowledge on how to proceed with Japanese knotweed, In a property I'm buying. He also provided me with his expert knowledge on how to proceed and what action to take in future. I am completely satisfied...he was professional, prompt and friendly (even having the patience to show my 8 year old how to use the equipment etc!!)
Thanks David 

Nicola Varnie

Work undertaken:

Single Storey front and rear extension, first floor side extension, two storey rear extension and alterations to fenestration, dormer roof design and render finish.

Urban Forestry have been an excellent choice from the very first contact I made with them, very helpful on the phone when initially contacted, followed up very shortly after with a full written quote and proposed date to carry out the survey.
When I received the long questionnaire, I thought it could take weeks to complete, however they called the next day to ask if I needed help, I did, arranged to call them the next day on the Saturday and they were more than happy to complete the entire questionnaire over the phone with me until completed and submitted.
Thanks for the help and support guys, great work.

Neil Croft

Work undertaken:

We had been asked to carry out a BS: 5837 – 2012 Tree Survey.

The surveyor arrived and consulted with us in order to make sure that the survey was undertaken in accordance with our needs . We cannot fault his attitude to customer service which was exemplary . He made it very clear what he was going to do and carried out the work swiftly with the least inconvenience to ourselves . We would most definitely recommend your company to anyone considering having a similar survey undertaken !

Mr Ian Rayner

Work undertaken:

We had been asked  to provide a ‘BS: 5837 – 2012 Tree Survey’ for a group of trees within the application site that could influence or be affected by the development that includes: BS: 5837 - 2012 Tree Survey, Tree Constraints Plan, Arboricultural Impact Assessment, Arboricultural Method Statement and Tree Protection Plan.

Immediately from the first conversation with Urban Forestry Group I knew I had chosen the right company. They were extremely helpful and very friendly. The quote was provided straight away the work began immediately. The outcome was as expected and brilliantly expressed in the report which the local authority were also happy with.
I will use Urban Forestry Group again and I will recommend their services to friends and colleagues.

Mr. Mark Dempsey
CLS Surveying Limited

Work undertaken:

Arboricultural and forestry survey of 71 hectares of mixed amenity forest involving Forestry Commission grant funding in relation to; tree safety, tree re-planting, boundary fencing treatment and management of the forest for fuelling a modern wood chip heating system within the residential complex.

Many thanks for all the hard work on an extremely demanding site within the Snowdonia National Park. Your information not only formed an integral part of the successful planning & listed building consent applications, but also helped the client understand & manage their site better.

Mr. Damian Field.
FSP Architects & Planners

Work undertaken:

Undertook a BS: 5837 Tree Survey and Tree Protection Plan for a 10 hectare site in Widnes. Prepared and obtained planning approval for a detailed landscape design scheme surrounding a young people’s learning centre.

Indispensable! I would highly recommend Architects, Surveyors and Developers alike to speak to Urban Forestry Group. Their landscape planning services and specialist knowledge have been essential… we would not have been able to progress our development projects forward without them.

Mr. Kevin Geering.
Montpellier Estates

Work undertaken:

Provided a planning authority approved 5837 Tree Survey a specialist Mediterranean planting design around high rise proposed residential luxury flats, adjacent to the Runcorn bridge.

Thank you for assisting in achieving planning consent for our Development Project by supplying us with the British Standard Tree Survey and, in continuance, producing a practical, low maintenance Mediterranean landscape design plan to support the planning application in line with our requested design concept.
The project subsequently achieved planning consent and the client was very satisfied.
I would be happy to recommend your design and survey skills to others seeking similar planning permission. Thank you once again.

Yours sincerely,
Mr. Richard Scragg.
Planning Aide to Re-development Project

Work undertaken:

Residential BS: 5837 Tree Survey, Arboricultural Method Statements and Implication Assessments for driveway, side extension and rear garden planning applications.

I have worked closely with David of Urban Forestry Group for a number of years now and have found them not only to be totally reliable, but able to carry out works of varying complexities, from small domestic works to Agricultural and Farmland projects. They not only have an excellent reputation amongst trade professionals but more importantly are highly respected amongst planning authorities.
I have never had any problems whatsoever with their work and client feedback is excellent. I would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending them to anybody.

Mr. Gary Morris.
Gary Morris Ltd

Work undertaken:

Arboricultural Survey as a requirement for a pre-purchase mortgage survey. Trees were assessed using a checklist procedure including measured distances of trees in relation to the property, plotted electronically on to a cross referenced site plan.

We contacted David Winlo at the Urban Forestry Group when some concerns were raised by our Mortgage provider regarding the proximity of some large trees to a property we were in the process of buying. We were asked by our mortgage provider to have an Arboriculturalist survey done on the trees/property.
We were extremely impressed by the friendly and professional service David provided. David explained the process thoroughly and the scope of the work he would carry out. David not only conducted the survey within a couple of days of us asking at a time that suited us, he also produced the final report within 24 hours and delivered it personally on a Bank Holiday!
We would certainly recommend the Urban Forestry Group to anyone who should be in need of a similar service. David obviously takes pride in the work he does and this shows through with the exceptional customer service he provided. Thanks David!

Best Regards
Mark Harrison.

Work undertaken:

Trees were assessed using the ‘BS 5837 Trees in relation to Construction’ guidelines, plotted to scale on to the site layout plan provided, including a tree constraints plan to assist in determining trees for retention and removal.

Provided a British Standard ‘BS: 5837 Tree Survey’ for a major development project in the Wirral.

Great Job! Thanks.

Project Manager

Work undertaken:

Arboricultural Survey as a requirement for a pre-purchase mortgage survey. Trees were surveyed including the soil conditions, building distance to the trees with conclusions and a recommended schedule of arboricultural works.

Purchasing a new property is stressful for many, especially when the survey results come back. We needed an Arboriculturalist. The Urban Forestry Group were really helpful, extremely prompt, reliable and offered us an excellent all round service. They certainly made things easy for us. Thank you, I would certainly recommend you to any of my friends and family.

Wirral, Cheshire

About Urban Forestry

approvedUrban Forestry Group: provides BS 5837 tree surveys and landscape design plans for planning applications, aboricultural surveys for mortgage approval, including tree surveys for risk assessment, woodland safety and applications for trees protected by a tree preservation order.

All of our work is undertaken by highly experienced and qualified arboricultural consultants and landscape designers, that provide you with a fast, professional service at competitive prices; with all projects achieving a 100% succes rate.

  • Tree Surveys.
  • Tree Constraints Plan.
  • Arboricultural Implications Assessment and Design Issues.
  • Arboricultural Method Statement & Tree Protection Plans.
  • Arboricultural Survey for Home Buyers Mortgage Surveyors.
  • Detailed Landscaping Schemes, Design Plans for Planning Applications.
  • Tree Preservation Orders and Trees within Conservation Areas.
  • Woodland Improvement Plans.
  • Tree Risk Assessments.

We are open between 9am - 6pm, Monday – Friday: We will be happy to assist you over the phone with your enquiry, providing you with a free assessment and including a quotation. Call today on Chester: 01244 325669

We can supply ecological, BS 5837 – 2012 arboricultural and landscape design services on just one CAD drawing. This means you benefit from using one high quality supplier, saving administration time and cost to the customer.

We are networked with many land based professionals, so you get exactly the right people who know what they're doing and how to do it.

Our team can offer you years of experience as well as an intelligent and intuitive approach to assist you in completing the work requirement at a reasonable price.

We have a client base of over 275 business customers, who use our services because we are reliable, provide excellent customer service and achieve the required result within the timeframe. We are proud of good working relationships with you the customer, businesses and local planning authorities.

  • David Winlo

    David Winlo

    David is our arboriculturist and holds an Honors Degree in Arboriculture & Amenity Forestry graduating from Aberdeen University. He has in excess of 15 years practical tree surgery experience both in the public and private sector.

    David main role is to manage the arboricultural site survey requirements for BS 5837 – 2012 Tree Survey requirements for residential and commercial building housing projects. Working as part of a team, David assists in the preparation of landscape design plans, tree risk assessment, amenity woodland management, applications for work to trees covered by tree preservation orders and is an experienced landscape surveyor and AutoCAD technician.

  • Stephen Day

    Stephen Day

    I have over 12 years’ experience within the Landscape Design industry. From 2002 he worked for The Appleton Group, for which he worked on Design Proposals for Berrybridge Housing, West Lancashire District Council, Lee Valley Housing and MouchelParkman, including a prestigious M60 Junction 5-8 Widening Landscape Scheme.

    Stephen has been Self Employed since 2010, and has since worked on behalf of Liverpool Mutual Housing, producing Survey's, Landscape Proposals, Elevations and Cross Sections as part of their on-going Communal Block Investment Programme within the Liverpool Area.

    Stephen works with producing detailed Landscape Design Proposal Drawings, as well as assisting with Site Survey's, Tree Survey's and helping to promote the business.