Tree Surveys

A tree survey is a system of inspection and it ...

'... should be able to demonstrate responsible proactive management where the selection of approved suppliers is defined, the recommended actions are acted upon, the trail is auditable and the whole programme is systematic, so as to be able to demonstrate that the client dispensed his or her duty with reasonable care' David Dowson of Tree Life Training

'Informality has the obvious disadvantage that it makes it more difficult for the estate to resist claims based on an inadequate system of inspection' Judge Iain Hughes, Atkins v Scott 2008

'Safety is but one of many goals to which we aspire; the mistake that is often made is to focus on safety as if it is the only goal' Professor David Ball of the Centre for Decision Analysis and Risk Management at Middlesex University