A Tree Inventory Survey is a collection of the data of all the trees located on a site and are usually carried out for large land owners such as golf courses, schools, parks or for development purposes. The data will be presented in a tabulated format and will include information such as species, height, width, general conditions, age class, retention value, visible defects, TPZ’s and SRZ’s, etc.
Where a survey by a registered surveyor exists for the site with trees accurately located, the tree inventory can be linked to the location of the surveyed trees. Trees can also be tagged for clear identification, this can be useful for schools and golf courses or on sites where a survey has not been carried out.
Do I need a Tree Inventory Survey?
If you are proposing to develop a parcel of land with a large tree population, a detailed tree inventory survey is generally required by the local planning authority. It will outline any significant and high value trees, which may need to be considered during the planning or design stages.
For large land holders including golf courses, schools or retirement villages, this type of report gives you a complete list of the trees on the site. This can be useful for the management of your tress as well as future planning and development on the site.
For Golf Course, Retirement Villages and schools, we recommend our Tree Management Program.
Why are Tree inventory Surveys Important?
The information in a tree inventory survey can be used as a guide during the development design stage to establish where the proposed development should be positioned based on the retention value of the trees.
Obtaining a tree inventory survey early on and using the information in your planning can save possible re-designs due to council rejecting proposed plans. This in turn can save a lot of time and money.
They also give a baseline of the tree stock and identifies any significant or high value trees. It may highlight trees which may require work as well as the general condition of the tree stock. This information can be used to guide how budgets are best allocated to required tree works.
Who can carry out a Tree Inventory Survey?
In order to receive accurate and information it is important that these tree inventory surveys be conducted by appropriately qualified arborists. In most cases the local planning authorities will stipulate minimum qualification requirements of an AQF Level 5 Arborist qualification. In addition it is recommended that arborists conducting the tree inventory survey have additional industry training in risk assessment, especially for sites where the tree inventory will be used to manage the works required on the trees.
Why You Should Use Urban Arbor For your tree Inventory Survey?
At Urban Arbor, our consultants have minimum AQF Level 5 qualifications in addition to risk assessment training in both QTRA and TRAQ assessment. This ensures that we can provide our clients with the most accurate tree inventory survey possible.
We know that it’s important that any arboricultural survey carried out, accurately captures the information of the trees located on the site. Our consulting arborits use the latest technology and tools available including GIS to capture this information. This ensures that you receive accurate information with the highest attention to detail that will meet the legal requirements.
If you require a tree survey for your project or site, contact the experts at Urban Arbor