Amber Trees

CLEAR, CONCISE TREE ADVICE

With over 30 years experience we specialise in providing professional tree care advice

07530 904777 : ambertrees@btinternet.com

Developers & Architects

We offer BS5837:2012 pre-development surveys, arboricultural impact assessments and site monitoring >Visit our developers & architects section

Local Authorities

We offer services ranging from Tree Officer cover, tree surveys to tree risk management, TPO work and assessing planning proposals>For more information visit our Local Authorities section

Trees & the Law

We can help where tree and high hedge related matters become the subject of litigation. >Visit Trees and the Law section


A LITTLE ABOUT AMBER ARBORICULTURAL CONSULTANCY

Amber Arboricultural Consultancy Ltd specialise in providing advice and management for trees in the urban and rural landscape.


Specialist Tree Advice

  • Our Principal Consultant and Managing Director David Kolebuk has been involved in the arboricultural industry for over 30 years in the public and private sector.
  • Experienced in all aspects of arboriculture and can offer clear, concise advice and guidance to a range of customers including developers, architects, local authorities and land owners from estates to individual householders.
  • Provide our clients with arboricultural advice that is objective, thoroughly considered, and compliant with current knowledge and standards, eg BS5837:2012 Trees in relation to design, demolition and development – Recommendations.
  • Our expert tree advice service provides the highest standards of presentation, clearly stated, and is delivered within stated timescales

Local & National Reach

We are based in the East Midlands between Derby and Nottingham and are well suited to cover Central England, South Yorkshire and Eastern England but have carried out work in the South West and Wales so nowhere is too far for us to give our clients the best possible service.

We can offer the whole range of tree works

Amber Arboricultural Consultancy is also able to implement any tree work recommended in tree surveys including site clearance, tree felling and pruning, stump grinding/removal and tree planning through recommended Associates.

ARBORICULTURE - OUR ROOTS


We have a depth of experience in the Arboricultural industry, Amber Arboricultural Conultancy can help you with a range of issues and reports.



Developers & Architects



Amber Arboricultural Consultancy prides itself on providing services tailored to suit your needs, please email or call us to discuss your individual requirements.

  • Tree surveys to BS5837:2012
  • Arboricultural impact assessments
  • Method statements
  • Monitoring of the site once construction has started
  • Expert advice to Engineers regarding trees
  • Planning advice & Planning appeals
  • Liaison with Developers and Local Authorities
  • Tree Preservation Order Advice (validity, works to trees etc)
  • Tree inspections, management plans & specifications
  • Tree contractor engagement
  • Supervision of tree work contracts
  • Tree planting advice and implementation
  • Veteran tree management

Pre-Development Survey (BS5837:2012)

Amber Arboricultural Consultancy offer a cultural assessment of the existing trees within a proposed development site to identify their condition and retention potential. The information is provided in accordance with BS5837:2012 and allows for the identification of development opportunities within the proposed site which may dictate its design, hence avoiding tree related problems pre and post development.

Many local authorities require this type of inspection before any design is initiated, and this will often form part of their supplementary planning guide (trees and development). Amber Arboricultural Consultancy would be able to disseminate the information required by individual planning authorities in relation to trees and development sites and assist the developer in reaching a common sense conclusion to the development process.


Arboricultural Implication Assessment (AIA)

The assessment indicates which trees are likely to be affected in a development. In basic terms, which trees 'will have to go' with the proposed layout/design, which can be saved and protected, and which trees require specialist protection or build methods. The implication assessment can identify where damage cannot be avoided, and may pinpoint special construction or engineering techniques necessary to prevent damage. The report would also indicate essential tree works required, allowing the development to continue, and supplementary considerations required where trees are lost.

Arboricultural Method Statement (AMS)

Following an implication study or pre-development survey, an arboricultural method statement would set out the processes required to initiate and manage tree protection areas. This would include a schedule of tree works for both safety and enabling, the position and type of fencing required, and any additional surface protection required should the construction stay into protective areas e.g., access routes, storage / wash out areas and post development site treatment. These statements are often required as a planning condition to ensure that developers take the necessary precautions in respect of trees / roots and avoid unnecessary conflict with trees or restrictions in work practices.

LOCAL AUTHORITIES.

Amber Arboricultural Consultancy prides itself on providing services tailored to suit your needs, please email or call us to discuss your individual requirements.

Trees in Local Authority Ownership

  • Tree surveys and data capture
  • Tree inspections, management plans, specifications
  • Tree contractor engagement and supervision of tree works contracts
  • Tree risk management (pro-active & reactive)
  • Tree planting advice
  • Tree related claims (subsidence, trips and falls, tree failure)

Planning and Development

  • All Tree Preservation Order work (making, confirming, varying, revoking, TPO applications, enforcement, appeals, replanting notices, prosecututions)
  • Section 211 notices
  • Assessing planning proposals, arboricultural impact and method statements
  • Planning conditions, advice and monitoring
  • Advice on engineering solutions regarding trees submitted as part of planning applications
  • Planning appeals

TREES & THE LAW.

Amber Arboricultural Consultancy prides itself on providing services tailored to suit your needs, please email or call us to discuss your individual requirements.

Trees and The Law

  • Protected Tree Information
  • TPO Appeals
  • Felling Licences
  • Section 211 Notices
  • Expert Witnesses

Tree and woodlands can be protected by numerous Laws many of them statutory such as Tree Preservation Orders and trees in Conservation Areas. These Laws can cover anything from a single tree to areas of woodlands. Felling Licences may be required to remove trees in certain situations.

Assistance can be provided when tree related matters become the subject of formal procedures or litigation and can advise in tree and hedge related disputes.

This may range from advising on technical details through to representing clients at Planning Enquiries or providing a full Expert Witness service to the Court dealing with the matter.

Protected Tree Information

A Tree Preservation Order (TPO) is an order made by a Local Planning Authority (LPA) to protect trees. The Order makes it an offence to cut down, uproot, prune, damage or destroy the tree or trees covered by the TPO. It can apply to a single tree, a group or area of trees or woodland, but does not apply to bushes, shrubs or hedges (unless the hedge has developed into a line of individual trees). The existence of a Tree Preservation Order does not necessarily mean that you can not carry out pruning works or fell the trees, it simply means that you must obtain permission from your Local Planning Authority (LPA).

Amber Arboricultural Consultancy can apply on your behalf for works to trees covered by a Tree Preservation Order or within a conservation area (Section 211 Notice) and give the best advice to you as to what the LPA is likely to agree to.

PASSIONATE ABOUT TREES



A TEAM THAT REALLY CARES




David Kolebuk

Specialist Tree Advice

  • Our Principal Consultant and Managing Director David Kolebuk has been involved in the arboricultural industry for over 30 years in the public and private sector.
  • Experienced in all aspects of arboriculture and can offer clear, concise advice and guidance to a range of customers including developers, architects, local authorities and land owners from estates to individual householders.
  • Provide our clients with arboricultural advice that is objective, thoroughly considered, and compliant with current knowledge and standards, eg BS5837:2012 Trees in relation to design, demolition and development – Recommendations.
  • Our expert tree advice service provides the highest standards of presentation, clearly stated, and is delivered within stated timescales

We have a local emphasis with a national reach

We are based in the East Midlands between Derby and Nottingham and are well suited to cover Central England, South Yorkshire and Eastern England but have carried out work in the South West and Wales so nowhere is too far for us to give our clients the best possible service.

We can offer the whole range of tree works

Amber Arboricultural Consultancy is also able to implement any tree work recommended in tree surveys including site clearance, tree felling and pruning, stump grinding/removal and tree planning through recommended Associates.

TREES DON'T HAVE TO BE A PROBLEM


We will work with you to help you find a solution to work with and around them.



WE ENJOY WHAT WE DO


We really enjoy what we do at Amber Arboricultural Consultancy, take a look at us in action.



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Arboriculture? What is it?




  • Arboriculture is the practice and science of cultivating, managing and studying individual trees, shrubs, vines and other perennial woody plants.
  • The science of arboriculture studies these plants and the ways in which they grow and respond to their physical environment and management practices.
  • The practice of arboriculture includes the selection, planting, training, fertilization, pruning and removal of trees.

  • Arboriculture is distinct from agriculture, horticulture and forestry in that it is focused on individual woody plants and trees maintained for permanent landscape and amenity purposes in gardens, parks and other populated settings for the enjoyment, protection and benefit of human beings.
  • Therefore tree hazard assessment, legal issues and aesthetic considerations are prominent roles in the practice of arboriculture.



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