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Tree Inventory Reports

"You cannot manage a forest or woodland effectively without knowing what you have to manage and the condition it is in."

If you manage a forested/wooded area, or have a large amount of trees within your grounds, then it is important to know what you are responsible for. A tree inventory survey will collate accurate information about how many trees there are, what species of tree they are, what condition they are in and other parameters such as height and maturity. You cannot manage a forest or woodland effectively without knowing what you have to manage and the condition it is in. Tree inventories are a good base to start planning the management of the site.

 

Forests/woodlands can be classed as a crop, and for a woodland to maintain its sustainability, a maintenance schedule should be implemented. Using information from the tree inventory survey such as species, maturity and condition, a schedule of works can be produced highlighting what work should be carried out and at what time.

There are a few types of inventory reports...

Specific problem inventory survey:

- A survey to find out an extent of a specific problem. For example, how many elm trees have Dutch elm disease.

 

Partial inventory survey:

-  An area of woodland is surveyed, this is then extrapolated across the whole woodland as a prediction of the whole area.

 

Complete inventory survey:

- Every tree is recorded in the forest/woodland. This is an extremely time-consuming operation but results in knowing exactly what is in the forest/woodland. 

Be proactive not reactive

Proactive management of tree stock will enable you to achieve a long term goal, whether that's cultivation or opening up the space to the public, making sure you are on top of all the necessary work required is key. 

Trees are a valuable community asset, they help clean the air and can increase property values. Making sure that they are here for a long time is vital to ecology, not just for human benefits but for birds, mammals, rodents and reptiles.

 

With state of the art GPS and GIS data capture systems we can ensure accurate positioning of trees and evaluate the woodland to determine its condition, safety risk and its maintenance requirements.

We are committed to helping you, your woodland and the general community in achieving its management goals.