Arboricultural consultancy

Posted by admin on Wednesday Aug 25, 2010 Under

quantum leapFuture Arbor Ltd provide bespoke arboricultural solutions for a wide range of design projects, to ensure long-term, healthy tree retention.  One such example is our recent involvement with the iconic “Quantum Leap” sculpture, in the heart of Shrewsbury, which was installed in celebration of the bicentenary of Charles Darwin.

The early stages of design and planning identified existing mature trees on site as having a very high public amenity value, due to the prominance of the site next to a busy highway.  Future Arbor were retained as arboricultural consultants, acting on behalf of Shrewsbury and Atcham Borough Council and Pearce and Lal architects.  We were responsible for ensuring successful project completion with tree retention being afforded the highest priority.

“I would Recommend working with Future Arbor again.  They had great insight in understanding the clients needs and balancing this with the design team requirements, delivering a practical approach to the protection of tree’s and roots during and after construction.”

Ranbir Lal, Quantum Leap architect, Pearce and Lal Architectural Practice.

This unique project required the application of cutting edge arboricultural design and engineering principles.  The sculpture’s ribs alone weigh more than 113 tonnes, with foundations and piles adding a further 93 tonnes.quantum leap construction

Future Arbor created an industry-leading footpath design with permeable sub-base, binding and wearing courses.  Fast water percolation was a design necessity, due to the project being located within a high flood-risk area.  A smooth finish and minimal gradient were essential for disability access; the finish surface must be attractive to compliment the sculpture.  Following the design process, Future Arbor managed the installation and successfully integrated this with adjacent landscaping.

“Future Arbor provided excellent arboricultural support and expert guidance.”

Dominic Wallis, Business Development Manager, Shropshire Council

For more information regarding this iconic sculpture, the following link  is provided to the BBC news report.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/shropshire/hi/people_and_places/arts_and_culture/newsid_8103000/8103529.stm

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Tree surveys

Posted by admin on Tuesday Aug 24, 2010 Under
Birmingham Ash

BBC news archive, July, 2002

Following the failure of a mature Ash, which resulted in the loss of three lives and subsequent prosecution, Birmingham City Council released the following statement.

Birmingham City Council “deeply regret this tragic accident [and] have taken on board the lessons to be learned to strengthen and upgrade our tree maintenance programme.”

The Council were referring to what is probably the largest survey of trees ever undertaken in the UK and our principal consultant, Brendan Tuer, was tasked with this significant undertaking.

“We are very pleased with the speed, reliability of service and professionalism in managing this tree survey on our behalf.”

Gordon Richards, Parks and Open Spaces Manager, Birmingham City Council.

This project required us to accurately survey and manage over 100,000 trees on behalf of Birmingham City Council, through which we demonstrated our aptitude for efficient, accurate tree surveying and large scale project management.

Since this time we have become one of the largest tree surveying companies and have completed large scale tree surveys on behalf of numerous local authorities and private clients (see our client list).

We manage your liability for potential tree failure using a legally defensible tree management methodology. We support this with computer mapping and data storage software, including GIS (geographic information systems), CAD and unix. We are able to code software to suit your individual requirements and our aptitude in database design means that we can meet all your specific requirements in tree population management.  These office skills are supported with proven project management and arboricultural experience, ensuring that we remain your best partner in tree risk assessment and liability management.  Our approach, through responsible arboriculture, is peace of mind in professional tree care.

More information regarding the Birmingham Ash can be found at http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/2129673.stm

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Tree planting

Posted by admin on Tuesday Aug 24, 2010 Under

The average annual death rate of newly planted trees in cities is one in ten.  This is not caused by vandalism but by poor planting techniques and maintenance.  The figure increases dramatically when larger trees are transplanted and the cost for tree loss alone, was calculated at over £10 million per year in 1995.  At the same time, planning conditions often place a requirement on a developer to ensure that newly planted trees are maintained for a period of up to five years.

Future Arbor have responded positively to this challenge and we are immensely proud of our success rates in tree planting.  This is why, irrespective of the reasons for a tree’s failure, Future Arbor offer a 100% replacement guarantee for the duration of all termed contracts.

Our approach

cherry rowTrees have been an integral part of city landscapes for centuries, their major aesthetic and environmental contributions to our surroundings are well understood.  Tree planting is an investment for the future and, if undertaken correctly, will significantly enhance a development or location with proven increases in property values and the well-being of local residents.

We offer an initial site surveying service and use cable avoidance and underground radar in street tree planting situations.  We promote the planting of indigenous species in accordance with local biodiversity action plans, however we respect the fact that you may wish to plant alternatives and we are happy to advise with regard to species suitability.  We always select the healthiest trees with the best rooting habit, to guarantee long-term success.

We know that careful site preparation beforehand and regular aftercare and maintenance are significant contributors to our planting success and we promote regular checks, watering, pruning and tree-base care.  We offer a variety of tree planting and tree maintenance packages to suit all budgets and requirements.

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Landscape Design

Posted by admin on Tuesday Aug 24, 2010 Under

landscape designOur historic parks and gardens were created through exemplary vision.  A vision based on the benefits of meticulous planning to create striking landscapes, designed to last hundreds of years.  The mature trees that we see in the grounds of our favourite estates were planted many decades ago, for our benefit and future generations.

We find such forethought and vision to be truly inspirational and our professional landscape design services offer this hall mark, the right species in the right place, to create inspired landscapes, for instant effect and for the future.

Our philosophy applies to all projects, both big and small and we offer comprehensive services in urban design, estate management and environmental regeneration.  Innovative bespoke designs include public artwork, green solutions, landscape appraisals and Environmental Impact Assessment.

We have most recently completed the design and installation of landscaping at Stretton Hall, a luxury 50 bed care home within the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  Our management of this project has required us to successfully meet a series of objectives, including initial planning approval and discharging planning conditions within a sensitive location.  We have designed and managed all landscape elements and completed the project within budget and within a limited time-frame.  Future Arbor successfully delivered all parts of the client’s brief.

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How we can help

Posted by admin on Tuesday Aug 24, 2010 Under

We specialise in the following services (click each link to find out more):
Tree surgery
Tree surveys
Tree surveys
Tree reports
Tree reports
Planning advice and planning law regarding trees
Planning law regarding trees
British Standard 5837 reports
BS5837 reports
Tree surgery
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Tree advice and consultancy
Arboricultural consultant
Tree planting
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Landscape design
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