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  1. Thank you for your help both. We are at very early stages at the moment. The client doesn't even have a draft design ready yet but as things go I would expect that they would be looking to incur on the vegetation. Thanks again
  2. Yes thanks I had already read that section and have recorded the dimensions as per the regs but then it says collect this info to ensure that the constraints can be fully assessed. No specific mention of RPA calculation which is itself a constraint ??? Im just assuming that the extents of the hedge is more of a consideration as a constraint than the RPA calculated from DBH
  3. Ya.. In this case the hedgerows are in the middle of the plot, they are to be retained and the proposal designed around them.... and the retained trees obviously. Is it me or is this not covered somewhere in 5837 ..... I couldn't find it in there. Thanks
  4. Hi all, Just a quick query with regards to a clients wanting hedgerow RPAs. If your TOPO has the hedgerow extents plotted and in some cases the hedgerows centre lines, do you just get yourself an average DBH for the whole hedgerow and measure the RPA from the centre line of the hedgerows? I ask because obviously the width of the hedges will in many cases be much further out from the stems than the RPA radius and also just because you have a centre line, this doesn't represent where the hedgerows stems actually lie and therefore the RPA would be inaccurate in places because the stems are all over the place. Or do people just place the RPA lines in line with the extents of the hedge itself? If anyone can answer this for me it would be much appreciated!
  5. We are currently expanding our client base and are looking to gather together a small list of qualified and reliable self employed tree surveyors for on site data collection throughout Greater London, Surrey, Hampshire, Kent and surrounding counties in the South and South East. The majority of work will be data collection conforming to BS5837:2012 on proposed development sites and also on larger scale tree health and safety survey sites. Relevant Level 3 qualification in Arboriculture and Professional Tree Inspectors certificate required as a minimum. Previous experience and Driving licence essential. If you are interested, please feel free to contact us at consulting@calibretc.co.uk.
  6. I agree. Shadowing is the best way to learn the work, the processes and mind set that you have to adopt. This is what I did a little while back. Try get in on some simple pre app sites with a consultant, even site monitoring and pre- commencement meetings if they let you. I also firmly believe that getting an understanding from the local authority point of view is very valuable, so you can learn how they assess work and plans that come in from arb consultants .. The standards vary greatly in my experience and tree officers always welcome a very select few consultants that work in their areas..the rest just overload them with rubbish and schemes that don't work. So even an eye in on a planning dept for a couple of days a week for a few months would certainly be beneficial in my opinion. There are quite a few high level consultants out there without the degrees and prof dips.. but have a huge amount of knowledge and experience. Im sure the level 6 quals help if your coming direct from academia but it is not really necessary to have all that !
  7. Hi all. I have a client with a site that has an existing consent, won on appeal, for a number of units (which they are to replan with new application) with no conditions relating to tree felling, protection etc The site is in a conservation area and I'm not sure if separate consent for felling / access pruning works would be required for removal of any trees due to the re-plan of layout. ? Am I right in thinking, that they will have to show any significant trees to be removed as part of the new site application which will be subject to approval? Thanks for any input
  8. I have emailed you Bill to find out more.
  9. If you web search them, their agency side is now CTC recruitment.Changed their Ltd name recently. They usually have climbing, groundie and office based positions / staff available.
  10. think my mate ging might be with you guys now
  11. cheers guys...have just found this also iGeology | data.gov.uk app for iphone and android smartphones Gives you decent scaled geographical survey mapping on the move (so long as you have a data connection)
  12. Evening all... Anyone happen to know where to find/ purchase local geographical survey mapping for London (soil maps) ? Any sites online with free tile viewing? Thanks in advance
  13. id love to go for this ..but alas...responsibilities
  14. LANTRA Professional Tree Inspector 3 day course.. A lot of employers want this now..
  15. Thanks for the heads up Paul..Im on to them
  16. Hello all, Anyone got any decent quality (working) surveying equipment they are selling on? I need handhelds only.. Not tablet PCs I'm interested in Trimble Juno's, Magellan etc PM me if you have anything Thanks in advance
  17. Hi guys, Can anyone recommend any tax accountants that are worth looking up for the end of year stuff, obviously preferably someone who knows the trade. Thanks in advance
  18. .....tis a tad rubbish though.haha
  19. ...Coming into force, 6 April 2012
  20. New changes to the TPO regs have come in today.. worth a quick look up as will affect service docs etc
  21. Im looking at sub meter.. so MMCX or MM100 price range really. Cant really rely on anything less for large scale surveys etc..Thank you for the help and the leads, Im talking to Digiterra at present.
  22. you did your work, she paid for it. Any reasonable person would agree that plants would need watering and maintenence within that 2 year period to allow them to establish. Sounds like she hasnt got a clue, a lot of hot air
  23. Hello All, If any of you out there happen to have any tree surveying work, now or in the future, I can provide a Level 5 qualified, experienced inspector to carry out work professionally with quick turn around times and at competitive rates. We are based in London but can travel nationwide, depending on volume of work. If so, please get in contact. Thanks Ross @ Calibre 07568089434 info@calibretrees.co.uk Home - CALIBRE TREE CONSULTANCY: Your Complete Tree Management Solution
  24. Afternoon all, Im looking at purchasing some new map based data collection software and GPS logging hardware. Wondering if anyone has experiences good or bad of what is out there. Im a consultancy outfit so it is simply accurate data capture that I need, no budgeting or Customer management bits required. The hardware, I have already made a decision on but as yet undecided on software.. Depends on price, adaptability, ease of use, continual development etc. PocketGIS is an option. The standard Ezytreev, Arbortrack are a little more than I need for the work I do. Many thanks
  25. Hello Ian, are you still looking into this or do you have enough surveyors now. Many thanks


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