BS5837 Survey Lancashire
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The BS5837 Survey Lancashire is the British Standard for trees in connection to construction, design, and demolition.
When planning to make any changes to your property or land that contain trees or is in any way close to trees, you will need one. Most times, this survey applies to commercial developers but it can also apply to residential homeowners who want to apply any new change or effect to their properties such as an extension or a demolition.
What is involved in a BS5837 Survey Lancashire ? Let’s take a look at it.
Tree Survey Plan
This is a mapped out plan showing the location and area of every single tree in the specified location to a specific order.
A unique reference number is given to each of the trees in that specified area. This is the first stage for the eleven point schedule for every tree. The common name and scientific names of each tree species will also be put down.
If the area has a tree preservation order or any tree has conservation protection, it would also be recorded, followed by the height of every tree in metres, the stem diameter measured in centimetres from about 1.5 – 2 above the ground level.
Measurement of the branches spread to the north, south, west, and east would also be recorded. The age class, characteristically categorized as a veteran, over mature, mature, semi-mature, or young.
After BS5837 Survey Lancashire, a physiological and structural condition that takes into account any health defects or diseases. Preliminary management is also recommended for the remaining useful life of the tree, followed by a tree quality assessment that utilizes all the above data to classify trees for removal or retention.
Tree Constraints Plan
- This plan shows the following for each tree present in that locale;
- Accurate position and size of the crown spread.
- Quality assessment of each tree.
- Protection area of the root.
- Future growth potential entailing crown spread and height for each tree.
- The shade footprint present during the day is also based on the future growth potential of each tree.
Impact Assessment Preparation
Using an Arboricultural Impact Assessment(AIA), the trees that need to be removed, and those that need to be retained would be suggested by following the tree constraints plan.
Every report will be detailed with information on any signs or least infestation, infections, or disease present on any tree. Tomographs and censors are sometimes needed to inspect any damage that is not easily evident.
Surveys are also a proper way of knowing if an expanse of land has a larger than normal amount of poor quality trees. This way, the impact assessment will be used to recommend more appropriate species. This makes diseases uneasy to spread because the tree population is diverse.
Surveys like the BS5837 Survey Lancashire will also help reveal whether the landowner complies with appropriate legislation. Examples are the Wildlife and Countryside Act, and the Health and Safety Act. The Health and Safety Act is a key component for anyone operating on land or looking to buy land that has trees.