Welcome to SJAtrees

Trees and Development

Trees and Development

We specialise in ensuring the appropriate retention and integration of existing trees within proposed site layouts, such as these oak trees at Arborfield Garrison

Arboricultural Management

Arboricultural Management

We advise on the management of trees within private gardens and within prestigious landscapes, such as Woodcote Park Epsom, pictured here

Problem Solving

Problem Solving

We specialise in resolving problems with trees where previously a solution may not have been apparent

Trees in the Landscape

Trees in the Landscape

When surveying trees we pay particular attention to the impact they have on the character and appearance of the landscape

Ancient Woodland

Ancient Woodland

Ancient Woodland has increased protection in the amended NPPF and affects many the sites we advise on; we ensure that within new developments appropriate buffers are applied and ancient woodland is both integrated and enhanced

Aerial inspections

Aerial inspections

We have the expertise, qualifications and equipment to undertake detailed aerial inspections and risk assessment

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About Us

SJAtrees is an arboricultural planning consultancy based in Tadworth, Surrey. We provide a full range of arboricultural consultancy services specialising in trees in the planning and development system and arboricultural problem solving, but there are few issues relating to trees that we have not dealt with.

We are far more than just arboricultural surveyors: we base our assessments on the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and on local planning policies, rather than exclusively on British Standard 5837. We understand the constraints that trees impose on architects, master planners, highway engineers and surface water engineers; and we work proactively and effectively with all members of the design teams. For a full list of our services see our Services page.

We pride ourselves on our impartial yet empathetic advice and on our valued and longstanding relationship with our clients. See our Testimonials page for further evidence of this.

A History of excellence

Since 1995 we have provided a quality service to a broad range of clients, including major development and commercial clients. Our work is of the highest standards of presentation, clearly stated and delivered within agreed timeframes.

We provide our clients with arboricultural advice that answers the questions raised, is objective, thoroughly considered and compliant with current knowledge and standards. We have a very high success rate; only very rarely are our clients’ schemes turned down for arboricultural reasons.

Our experience as expert witnesses in Public Inquiries has been, more often than not, picked up from new clients after a scheme they have produced has been turned down by a local planning authority.