Cheshire Woodlands Arboricultural Consultancy

Tree Risk Management - Housing site in Winsford, Cheshire

Photograph - Winsford site car parkCheshire Woodlands' Approach (cont'd)

Client Input

It was necessary to agree with the client a broad and general threshold of risk, above which risk control measures would be considered in the context of any particular tree's value. A risk being more tolerable if the tree has significant value.

Unlike the woodland risk assessment discussed in Case Study 1, the Regency Court site did not have particulary complex patterns of human occupation. The distribution of people and vehicles was evident from the layout of the site and no site specific data were provided by the managing agent.

Some general assumptions were made regarding the way that foul weather might modify human access to the recreational areas at times when trees and branches were most likely to fall.