Environmental issues are always at the forefront of our news channels, and we are constantly required to ask ourselves whether we are doing enough to protect our planet and our local habitats, and weight that up against expansion and resource consumption.
Arbtech have been the leading arboricultural and ecological surveyors in the UK since 2005 that specialises on quick response and turnaround surveys so the customer can continue their planning in the quickest time.
They really care about the natural habitats and wildlife in the UK, so they offer a range of services, including bat surveys, tree surveys and habitat surveys, that all ensure the safety and future of the environment in some way.
Both bat and tree surveys are usually required when planning to develop or building on land or property. Bat surveys involve a two stage process to identify whether bats inhabit a property or not, and the second stage can only be conducted during the warmer months. Tree surveys take into consideration the age and growth potential of trees within a designated area. This is essential to know when developing property to protect trees, but also to protect property for the future, as a tree can ruin a building if it grows through the foundations.
Habitat surveys consider biodiversity issues within a particular area. Something known as ODPM Circular 06/05 is a policy document which looks at conservation and biodiversity, considering the enhancement of habitats in the area and any protected species. With a phase 1 habitat survey these issues can be addressed, showing the local council that their policies are important to you and that you care about the conservation of protected species.
If you’re in need of any surveys, it’s best to try and get them done as quickly as possible, the prevent delays after it is done. It’s particularly important to get bat surveys done quickly as phase 2 of the survey, the emergence phase, which involves a 7-12 day observation period, can only be done from May till September.