Arboriculture, tree surgery and tree surveying require specialist skills, training and certification and present specific challenges both in terms of health and safety, community engagement and biodiversity.
The industry is now further challenged, and with many pests and diseases threatening the trees in the UK, bio security has become a big topic.
It is essential to manage your tree stock safely and at the same time, balance the practical, aesthetic and biodiversity considerations. idverde can help in many ways. We have dedicated tree services teams at our contracts in Birmingham, Bournemouth, Cheshire Peaks and Plains, Staverton, Newbury, the North- West, South Staffordshire and Wiltshire.
We have an Associate Arboricultural Advisor who can provide consultancy and surveying on a project specific basis.
All Arboriculture services are carried out under the guidelines of BS 3998:2010 ‘Tree Work – Recommendations‘ including:
- Tree work safety planning
- Formative pruning and establishment of young trees
- Crown thinning
- Crown lifting
- Section felling
- Crown reductions
- Seasonal felling
- Management of decay and weak tree structures
- Tree Preservation Order (TPO) planning processing
- Tree Planting and Replacement
- Ivy banding
- Hedge trimming
- Stump grinding
- Tree planting and replacement, including recommendation and advice
- 24 Hour Call Out Service (variable according to local Branch)
We also offer services in respect of Standard 5837:2012 ‘Trees in relation to Design, Demolition and Construction – Recommendations’, including:
- CAD drawings
- Impact assessment and arboricultural method statement
- Tree surveys
- Tree report to support the planning application
Our tree work team members have the skills, knowledge, ability, training, and experience for their role, and are subject to an ongoing training programme. We fully support apprentice schemes as part of this.
In general, the team will share all tasks to encourage individual development and so that the development of the team as a multi-skilled unit does not rely solely upon the particular expertise of any one single member of the team.
However, certain complex tasks that require specific evidence of competence may have to be left to the individual team member with the appropriate award or qualification.
The Arboricultural Association (AA) publication “A Guide to Good Climbing Practice”, along with specialist training programmes, provides much of the underpinning knowledge for the suite of climbing, aerial rescue techniques and chainsaw certificates of competence and risk assessment training available in the arboricultural community and so will be adopted by idverde as best practice.
For each task to be undertaken, our team leader reviews the work site, prepares the dynamic risk assessment and agrees the control measures and method statement that will result in the task being carried out with the minimum risk of harm to persons or property.
Tree brash and green waste are, wherever possible, taken to our green waste processing centres for co-mingling with other green waste feed stocks and conversion to high quality horticultural products for re-use on our contracts.