Arboricultural Impact Assessment & Other Arborist Reports
New Leaf has a reputation for providing high quality arborist reports with clear information, CAD prepared plans and details, and best practice methods. Our Arboricultural Impact Assessment and other reports consistently meet the requirements of Councils and other consent authorities, as well as the needs of planning and development industry professionals.
Some of the reports New Leaf can provide include (with definitions provided):
- Arboricultural Impact Assessment (AIA): a development impact assessment report, specifically addressing the impacts of planned construction on existing trees, using the methods and principles detailed in Australian Standard AS4970 Protection of trees on development sites, and prepared by an AQF Level 5 Arborist.
- Arboricultural Assessment: an arborist’s report on the health and condition of a tree (or trees), and any hazards, conflicts, management requirements, and other relevant details about the tree and its context.
- Arboricultural & Landscape Assessment: a report on trees and plants and their contribution to issues such as neighbour disputes about trees and hedges, valuation of trees which have been removed, tree damage to property.
- Tree Management Report: an arborist’s report which provides management and maintenance recommendations for a population of trees based on their condition and giving priority ratings for tree work. Suitable for trees across a given area such as a commercial property or university.
- Construction Tree Management Plan: a detailed written plan with site drawings specifying the tree protection requirements during a construction project, including tree protection fencing and other protective devices, work methods to minimise tree impacts, and requirements for Project Arborist inspections and hold points.
- Tree Maintenance and Landscape Report: an arboricultural and horticultural assessment of tree health and maintenance requirements, and recommendations for future maintenance priorities including succession planting to replenish the urban forest canopy.
- Tree Risk Assessment: an arboricultural assessment document, using an industry accepted tree risk assessment method such as TRAQ, providing a risk rating for each tree, and mitigation measures recommended by the arborist.
- Tree Protection Plan & Specifications: a plan prepared by an AQF Level 5 arborist, showing locations and extents of required tree protection measures, including fencing, ground, trunk and branch protection, and areas requiring tree sensitive work methods and Project Arborist inspections.
- Certification of Tree Protection: a document required in the development approval process (usually for Construction Certificate in NSW) certifying that tree protection has been installed in accordance with the site specific Tree Protection Plan, consent conditions, and AS4970-Protection of trees on development sites.
- Tree Survey: an arboricultural assessment of the species, dimensions and condition ratings of a group of trees to identify their individual significance, useful life expectancies and retention values.
- Pre-development Tree Assessment: a preliminary assessment of trees identifying species, dimensions, condition ratings, significance, useful life expectancies and retention values, that allows a project team to proactively prioritise high value trees for retention within a planned development project, at the beginning of the design process.
- Expert Witness Report: often a joint report between two expert arboriculturists detailing the facts and contentions in a specific case involving trees, based on each expert’s arboricultural knowledge and the provided evidence.
- Root Mapping Report: a record and analysis of a root mapping or root investigation exercise, to determine the location, size and orientation of roots for the purpose of development planning, infrastructure management, which allows the arborist to assess the likely impact of root pruning on a tree, before the impact occurs, and provide recommendations on management requirements for the tree.
- Tree Damage Assessment: an arborist’s assessment report on damage done to trees, either accidental or intentional, which may include the value of the tree (using an industry accepted valuation method), and assessment of the reduction of the tree’s useful life expectancy.
To find out more about the written reports New Leaf can provide or to discuss your tree assessment requirements, please contact us.
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