Visual Tree Assessment (VTA)
Tree Survey Plan
Letter based report
Overview of project:
Wharton assisted Central Bedfordshire County Council in not only fulfilling their obligations to uphold a ‘duty of care’ to members of the public but to also allocate appropriate budget for continued tree maintenance works.
Wharton carried out the surveys using a computerised tree management system to record the data. All individual trees were visually assessed, and groups/woodland areas were walked and mapped. A detailed tree management report and plan was prepared including an extensive tree schedule with an outline for re-inspection within 3 years.
The project involved collaborative working and communication with many different members of the council, drawing on a variety of skill sets has enabled Wharton to develop a detailed and user-friendly system of managing the councils tree population.