Written by David Jone and published on http://www.earthtimes.org/.
A tree survey is carried out by a trained arborist and provides a detailed report about the condition of trees in a property. Within the report, the expert indicates the scientific name, as well as whether a tree should be removed or not – if it is deemed that a tree should be removed, the reasons are stated. In some places within the AU, a tree survey is mandatory, while, in others, landowners ask for them whenever they want to make informed decisions on which trees to keep and which to remove.
The Importance of a Tree Survey
As we know the trees are the integral part of our flora and fauna hence it’s important to have tree surveys done; there are many reasons why tree surveys are important for example if you are planning to buy property which is covered by trees and it’s a natural habitat for many of the species.
For example, there is a possibility that the property you are buying is habitat for endangered species like bats. So it is important to have trees surveys done to check whether the trees on property you are about to buy is likely to have any negative impact on the property such as subsidence.
Similarly if you like to develop land on which there are many trees, surveys can provide valuable information on condition of trees and whether there is any health and safety risk because of tress and animals.
It’s not necessary that only those who are looking for property and planning to develop their land should do tree surveys, a curious individual who has a nice grown tree in his garden can also conduct tree survey to gather information about the age of that tree, type of the tree and some information about species residing on that tree to take proper care of his tree and to understand health and safety risks because of the species residing on his tree.
Many of the enthusiast people conduct tree surveys in their garden to take proper care of their tree and to save precious life depending on their trees.
For town planners and land developers tree surveys are conducted to ensure that trees within their boundaries meet all safety and health requirements. Trees are a very important part of any ecosystem but they can occasionally be a risk to human and animal life so tree surveys can provide information to avoid potential hazards to life because of trees.
Tree surveys conducted by a professional arboricultural and ecological consultant like Arbtech Arboriculturist are meant to provide important and useful information to local authorities, householders, designers and environmental lovers for various reasons.
Very first step to save trees and precious animal life dependent on trees starts from our home!
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