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Tree Survey FAQ's



Every day we answer questions from clients and customers from detailed, technical inquiries about the health of a particular species of tree, to more straightforward questions about the specifics of our Tree Surveys.


Below we have compiled the answers to some of our most Frequently Asked Questions about Tree Surveys. If you still can't find the answer you're looking for, be sure to head over to the Contact Page to drop us an email or give us a call.


What Information is Included in a Tree Survey?


Your Arboriculturist will collect important information in regards to the health of the trees on your property. Some of the key pieces of information that a tree survey will provide, includes:


  • The number and location of trees on the property.

  • The different types of tree species.

  • The tree’s age: young, semi-mature, mature, post-mature, veteran.

  • The tree’s life expectancy.

  • The tree’s current state of health - structural and physiological.

  • The tree height, in metres.

  • The tree diameter, in millimetres.

  • The crown spread in metres.

  • The tree’s unique reference number.

  • In some cases, the probability of the tree causing damage to people and/or property.


The Arboriculturist, will also provide recommendations for tree management and advise on the best course of action for trees that may need to be removed.




How To Read a Tree Survey?


The Arboriculturist will present their findings in a way that is easily understood by non-tree survey professionals. This information is vital for all tree owners in assessing the health and condition of the trees on their property.


Attached to all of McNamara Tree Surveys reports is a 'Glossary of Arboricultural Terms' that provides definitions for technical words and phrases.


How Much Does a Tree Survey Cost?


The cost of a tree survey will vary depending on the size of the property and the amount of trees that need to be assessed.


As a general rule of thumb though, prices tend to start at £150 for a basic tree survey for less than 20 trees on a property.


Prices for Arboricultural Impact Assessments in support of Planning Applications are more expensive due to their detailed and technical nature. Prices for these reports are available on request and are site-specific.



How Often Should You Get a Tree Survey?

It is recommended that a tree survey should be carried out annually in order to quickly spot causes for concern and to treat defects before they compromise the health of the entire tree.


However, if there has been a particularly bad spell of weather or strong gusts of wind that have caused trees to break apart or fall down, a tree survey should then be conducted sooner rather than later.


Tree Survey Near Me


If you would like to secure a tree survey for a property based in Northern Ireland, you can do so by getting in touch with us at McNamara Tree Surveys. We are a team of expert tree consultants offering affordable tree surveys to both the public and private sector.


We travel as far north Malin Head, as far south as Brow Head, as far east as Lowestoft Ness and as far west as Tearaght Island.


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