Land Use Planning Services

Many people want to retain trees when new developments are being planned, whether it be a new single family house, or entire subdivisions. But, not all trees are suitable for retention, and some will be right where development is being planned.

Effective land use planning and tree retention can only be accomplished when the arborist is brought in right at the start of the project. Your Consulting Certified Arborist will work with the Design Team to provide practical guidance about how to design a development that is effective. We will inventory the existing trees on site, documents land conditions, and then work with other design professionals to derive plans that retain the trees most likely to survive the site changes and provide a lasting legacy. We provide guidelines, and specifications to show how each stage of the development should proceed, and will highlight where special attention is required to ensure all aspects of tree care are considered. Our Consultants work with each client to ensure that the planning applications and permits have been properly laid out to ensure successful tree retention. As a result, the tree part of an application is more likely to gain approval.

Having good plans in place can be a waste of time and money if they are not properly implemented. We have extensive hands-on experience on Land Development and working with trees. We know and understand the challenges encountered by construction crews in developing land and protecting trees. Adopting a pragmatic but well developed approach we work with you to accomplish the development goals on schedule, while at the same time ensuring the trees are carefully protected.

Contact us to discuss your planning requirements.