Arboricultural services

In addition to tree surgery we are able to offer a range of specialist arboricultural services. We carry out tree surveys and tree inspections for a number of different purposes, including condition and risk management, planning applications and subsidence investigations. However, we have a particular interest in tree risk management and the assessment of tree stability, specialising in the use of sonic tomography for decay detection.

Tree surveyor recording tree attributes

Tree surveys & reports

We undertake tree surveys and prepare reports for a number of purposes. ...READ MORE

Looking up through the hollow trunk of the 'Twister' oak at Sherwood forest

Veteran tree management

Some trees are of particular importance in terms of the diversity of wildlife that they support. Trees that possess characteristics such as crown retrenchment (the crown dying back and ...READ MORE

Tree expert testing a pine tree for decay using an Arbotom impulse tomography unit

Sonic Tomography

Decay in trees can weaken wood enough to increase the chance of mechanical failure. However, in many instances decay is not extensive enough to compromise the safety factor ...READ MORE

Birch trees at Angelsey Abbey, Cambridgeshire.

Planting & design

Current research suggests that as much as 25% of all tree planting carried out in the public sector actually fails. It is likely that a similar rate applies to trees planted in the private ...READ MORE

The partially failed root plate of a beech tree that has re-stabilised

Tree stability testing

Trees, as they age, naturally develop defects. Often these are of little significance in terms of tree safety. However, some defects, particularly those associated with the main ...READ MORE

Soil Testing - Close up of a handful of soil.

Soil sampling

The physical and chemical properties of soils have an enormous influence on the vegetation that they support. Poor soil structure and reduced nutrient levels can both have a ...READ MORE


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Thinktrees Ltd

8 Swinstead Court



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