What is Arboriculture and why is it important?

Trees are at the heart of our landscapes, with their diversity allowing for resilient urban environments and sustainable natural wildlife habitats. And their benefits are often wide-reaching.

Written by Stephen Tester | Arboricultural Consultant

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Trees are considered dynamic assets which require experience and specialist knowledge to manage safely and positively. We are applying our expertise to a growing portfolio of arboricultural work in the UK to improve our client’s existing and future tree populations, increasing significant environmental benefits now, and in the future.

Our landscape and arboricultural team have wide-ranging skills allowing us to work collaboratively to identify, plan and deliver an innovative, high-quality service. That can be specifically tailored to individual projects or client aspirations.

Integrating technology

We integrate technologies such as remote sensing, GIS data collection and specialist software, working alongside our environmental colleagues. To provide innovative and inclusive designs to leave a socially valuable legacy. This collaborative approach allows us to quantify the natural capital asset value of trees by modelling current and future carbon sequestration, monetary values, rainfall interception, air filtration and Biodiversity Net Gains.

A positive effect on climate change adaptation

Arboriculture is the cultivation, management and study of individual trees, shrubs, vines and other perennial woody plants. Trees provide us with many benefits, environmentally and socially, and also promote economic development by improving the appearance of a location. Trees are also proven to improve our overall physical and mental health and wellbeing. They are aiding in our climate change adaptation by helping to cool our urban centres and reduce the impact of increased rainfall. And of course, they sequester carbon and release oxygen into the atmosphere, whilst filtering out noise and air pollution.

Put simply – nothing living or man-made can arguably provide such positive and wide-ranging benefits.

A positive effect on climate change adaptation
A positive effect on climate change adaptation
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Want to know more?

We can help you with tree assessment and risk management, planning and development (BS5837), tree planting, understanding the law around trees and veteran and ancient tree care. For more information please contact Stephen Tester.


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