Tree Surveys

BS5837 Tree Surveys, Implementation and Tree Constraints Plans, Mortgage Reports, Woodland Surveys, Preservation Orders, Training & Assessment.


HELMRIG LTD can also offer our clients Tree Surveys

We are a Lancashire based Tree Consultancy Company offering a wide range of services, covering tree condition surveys, in accordance with BS5837 2012. The surveys will deal with the design, demolition and construction of trees and will offer recommendations, Mortgage insurance reports, Woodland surveys and loler inspections. HELMRIG LTD has been servicing the Northwest of England for over 35 years and has established its position in the market through great care and attention to detail. Other services that can be provided are LANTRA Training and NPTC Assessments, aerial and ground based.

Our company has high standards, which has resulted in scores of satisfied customers, from individuals to major organisations such as United Utilities, NHS, Developers, Civil Engineers, schools, colleges and Universities. All have a healthy relationship with our company and return time and again for more of the quality service provided by HELMRIG LTD.

Trees can contribute significantly to the amenity of an area and provide many benefits from the obvious such as the aesthetics but also the economic, social and psychological aspects. However, due to the size and form of trees they can also pose significant risk and hazard and therefore it is imperative to identify hazards/defects and respond to them appropriately.

Please feel free to contact us with regards any queries, quick free and easy quotes can be given . Whatever your Arboricultural needs, we are big enough to cope and small enough to care


Our Services we can provide our clients are:-




BS5837 – Trees in relation to design, demolition and construction – Recommendations.

tree surveys

Building an extension or have a new building development in close proximity to trees? Please call us to for some free, initial advice. This information will plot the trees location, dimensions, age, value and offer management recommendation. This will then determine the root protection area for individual trees and any protective fencing that may be required. HELMRIG LTD will liaise with the builders, architects and the councils to establish fluid and efficient communication to help create a quick delivery. Through our experience with this type of report writing we know and appreciate how quickly these need to be completed.

Tree Preservation Orders (TPO’s)

The local council via their planning department place tree preservation orders on trees. This is one method of controlling and monitoring potential work to be carried out on prominent trees. Their control orders are in place to prevent felling, lopping, topping, pruning or uprooting of trees, which could be detrimental to the health and visual amenity value of the treescape. This also controls the quality of the tree work making sure it falls under the British Standards 3998 and good arboricultural practice. Here at HELMRIG LTD we are able to give advice as to the condition of the tree and recommend removal or specific pruning operations to remedy any problems while still considering the health and aesthetic qualities of the tree. All application forms and correspondence would be carried out by ourselves from submission to the final decision.



Individual Tree and Woodland Surveys

Advice on what to plant or fell and having a management plan in place can make a great difference to your woodland.

We have the knowledge to carry out an assessment of the tree and its risk factor, considering its condition, location, potential to cause damage, all this will be put into a report and provided to the client

Condition Surveys

condition surveys

Problem trees and need advice on what can be done? It is a landowner’s responsibility under “The Occupiers Liability Act 1957/1984 to take reasonable and practical steps to ensure that premises (including woodland) are reasonably safe for visitors and residence. This affects landowners and managers of trees and woodland areas who need to make regular safety inspections of their trees adjacent to buildings, roads, car parks, footpaths, picnic areas, public areas etc. This is to ensure that you have taken reasonable and practical steps to monitor the safety of your trees to prevent damage or injury to people or property.


Mortgage Reports

Buying a property and there are trees nearby ? Often a prompt response is needed for the insurance company issues your loan. We understand this urgency.g



LOLER Testing

loler testing

To comply with current legislation, climbing equipment used for arboricultural proposes needs to be inspected every 6 months or 12 months depending on the equipment and uses by an independent and competent person qualified to NPTC standards.

We at Helmrig can provide a service that will identify ,inspect and record your equipment and also send reminders when the equipment is due for re-test

Training and Assessment




Fully qualified LANTRA instructor and NPTC assessor, in all ground and aerial units. Please get in contact with us in regards to quoting a price, sites and venues can be arranged or we can travel to you.