Wharton provide an arboricultural consultancy service to various local authorities throughout the Midlands and London. With our consultants having previously worked within the public sector, both in the planning and tree management sides, we understand the considerable public pressure in relation to how trees are managed by local authorities.
Tree Officer Outsourcing
Local authorities need accurate data on street trees to manage their stock safely and effectively. In order to maintain a safe tree stock close to people and property and to manage trees effectively, local authorities, public bodies and other major landowners need accurate and accessible tree data.
Local Government Services
Wharton has considerable experience in the delivery of large scale tree surveys for local authorities, universities, health authorities, housing association and other clients. Our surveys can be tailored to suit your requirements and can focus on general tree health and condition, tree safety, threat to property (e.g. street trees and subsidence risk), risk assessments of hazard trees (on any scale) or a combination of these.
The services which we currently assist local authorities with are listed below:
- Tree surveys and management
- Preparation of tree strategies and policy
- Tree/arboricultural office locum (temporary or permanent)
- TPO application and S211 notification services
- TPO review services
- High hedge disputes
- Planning appeal and public enquiry support and representation
- CPD training in relation to trees
Related case studies:
Stratford on Avon District Council
London Borough of Southwark