Cheshire Woodlands Arboricultural Consultancy

Tree Risk Management - Housing site in Winsford, Cheshire

Photograph - Winsford site declining oakCheshire Woodlands' Approach (cont'd)

The Walkover Survey

The tree cover had been was broken down into four groups as part of the desktop exercise and during the walkover survey, four trees were found to justify an individual record and risk assessment, three of which were post-mature oaks that sustained damage during construction of the housing development.

Our assessment of risk for each group was in relation to the highest risk tree in the group. Where the risk from the worst case came below the client's threshold for risk acceptance then no further risk assessments were required. If the worst case was unacceptable, we assessed the next worst case and so on.