TREE HOARDING AND FENCING IN READING, BRACKNELL AND ASCOT
Tree ’hoarding’ or fencing involves the preservation and protection of trees on a construction or development site. It is essential that prior to any development work, the legal status of any trees in the area is determined, as damage to protected trees can lead to prosecution. Trees can easily suffer damage during construction through carelessness or ignorance of the legislation but Arborfield Tree Care can provide a first-class service which will allay any such concerns.
Arborfield Tree Care can support businesses or organisations in the Reading, Bracknell, Ascot and surrounding areas that are required to protect mature trees or those with preservation orders. We work on both privately owned developments and construction sites, those governed by Local Authorities as well as with customers who have tree preservation orders at their residential properties.
Our knowledge and expertise in this business enables us to provide advice on whatever tree protection issues you may have. If you are a residential customer, with a Tree Preservation Order (TPO) to consider, we may advise you to install protective tree fencing. This term includes a range of techniques depending on your individual situation but rest assured, Arborfield Tree Care will provide you with a carefully considered solution.
For development sites, constructors need to be aware of the legislation which protects trees if the work is in a conservation area and also if there are certain planning conditions or restrictive covenants which may protect the trees on the site. In such situations we can provide you with the reassurance that during construction, all trees will be protected from interference or damage both above and below ground.
TREE PROTECTION FENCING
Tree protection fencing is a term used to describe a method of protecting a tree in its entirety – including the branches, trunk and bark, as well as the root system underground. This is essential on a development site, as many of the activities undertaken in construction can cause serious damage to protected trees. Excavations can easily devastate a tree root system and above ground, accidents involving machinery can harm both branches and the trunk.
Arborfield Tree Care will consider each client on an individual basis and provide a tailor-made solution for your tree protection issue. The tree protection fencing we install, surrounding the preserved trees, will provide a safety zone, ensuring that any accidental impact on the tree by machinery or workers, is prevented.
Once installed, the tree protection fencing will give you the assurance that any protected trees will be completely safe during any development or construction work on your site. You can also rest assured that all tree protection fencing installed by Arborfield Tree Care, adheres to British Standards BS5837. We follow the recommended guidelines strictly in order to guarantee that the trees on your land are completely protected. We will also of course, always work closely with the local planning authority governing your location, to ensure that we are following all the necessary procedures and working within the guidelines.
In addition, prior to installation, Arborfield Tree Care also offers tree protection plan preparations. These are detailed, scaled plans which display all of your fencing requirements, along with all quantities of materials that you will require.
For further information or for any assistance or advice you may require, contact Arborfield Tree Care directly on 0118 976 1000 to discuss your needs and to enable us to provide you with a quotation.
BS 5837:2012: Trees in Relation to Design, Demolition and Construction.
BS5837 is the British Standard for Trees in relation to design, demolition and construction. All businesses should be aware that it is mandatory to comply with this standard when considering any development project where trees are in the area. Local Authorities too have a statutory duty to consider the protection of trees that may be affected in any way, from a proposed development.
Before any machinery or building materials are brought on site, and prior to any development or construction, all retained trees are protected by law. This means that barriers need to be in place and the creation of any necessary ground protection has been completed. All these measures should be detailed in the tree protection plan which can be drawn up Arborfield Tree Care. We will install BS compliant tree protection fencing quickly and efficiently and also install site hoarding as needed.
As a long established and experienced tree care accredited contractor, we are also able to dispose of any trees approved for removal, as well as transplanting trees if necessary, by using a tree spade. Arborfield Tree Care can also carry out any new planting of trees on site, and deal with any corrective work that might be needed, both at the preparation stage and on completion of the project.
We can also plant mature trees if required, using both above and below ground tree protection fixing systems. If there are any aggressive invasive species of plants on site, such as Japanese Knotweed, Arborfield Tree Care can erect protective fencing around it, to create an effective barrier, thus preventing its spread.