PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT REPORTING

Tree assessment and reporting are frequently required as part of the town planning application process for property development. Reporting is imperative where tree preservation within infrastructure projects exists.

Property development reporting should include the trees on the site plus the trees located on adjoining properties which may be affected by the proposed development.

As part of our Property Development Reporting Services, Greenwood Consulting provides a variety of assessments in accordance with AS 4970 2009 Preservation of Trees on Development Sites.

Site Overview Assessment

A site overview is undertaken prior to the purchase of a property to identify the constraints to development that existing trees may create.

Preliminary Assessment

The Preliminary Assessment is generally undertaken prior to the project design. It is intended to identify the trees on and adjacent to the site. It provides base information for effective decision making in the design process.

A complete data set is provided for all assessed trees. Each tree is categorised in terms of retention value for the site.

Construction Impact Assessment

A Construction Impact Assessment involves the analysis of a proposed design in terms of impact on the

site trees.

Where specific trees are intended to be retained, alternations to the design or construction methods might

be recommended to ensure the successful retention of these trees.

Consultation between the client, designer and arborist may be required to resolve difficult design issues in

relation to high-value trees.

Tree Management Reporting

Tree management reporting is often required to guide the development construction process in the vicinity of retained trees on and adjacent to the site.

This reporting specifies tree protection and preservation actions during and following the construction process.

Construction Supervision

Supervision of construction activities may be required in the area of high-value trees to ensure that root damage is limited to an acceptable minimum.

Construction supervision is often specified in tree management reporting.

Post-Development Certification

Post-development certification documents are supplied in order to certify that tree protection actions throughout the construction process have been adhered to.