Why should trees be retained on a development site?
- They may be protected by a tree preservation order on in a conservation area
- They may be located off site and not in your control
- The client or owner might like them and want to retain them
- They could if retained enhance the monetary value development
- Retained trees could provide screening and privacy for the site
- Trees can be retained to soften the corners of new extensions and buildings
- Trees provide a sense of maturity to a new building referencing it into the existing landscape
How can trees be retained on a development site?
The first question that should really be asked is “Should they be retained on the development site?”
By getting a qualified arboriculturist on board early it is possible to design a building/s around only sound trees. Once this has been established then all the poor quality trees (even if they are covered by a TPO or in a conservation area) can be removed from the design process. The only the trees that are suitable for retention with the scheme can be factored in.
This saves time and money in the long run.
What your arboricultural consultant will do. Please click here.