Tree Surveys & Consultancy

Down to Earth provides a wide range of professional tree survey and consultancy services which can be tailor made to your specific requirements. We offer fully qualified and insured advice in relation to tree safety, risk assessment, local authority planning recommendations and general tree management or woodland advice, working closely to the latest industry guidelines and arboricultural best practice at all times.


Our Tree Survey and Consultancy services include:

  • Tree Safety Surveys
  • Commercial Tree Risk Assessment Surveys
  • Formal Tree Health and Condition Surveys
  • BS5837:2012 Trees in Relation to Design, Demolition and Construction - Recommendations
  • Internal Decay Detection Testing

  • Veteran or Notable Tree Surveys with Experienced Management Advice
  • Woodland and Wildlife Conservation Surveys
  • Legal Advice in Relation to Trees
  • Latest Pest and Disease Research
  • Tree Preservation Orders and Conservation Area applications and Local Authority liaison

About Down to Earth Tree Reports and Consultancy

Down to Earth delivers high quality consultancy advice and detailed reports on all tree related matters to an extensive list of private and commercial clients. We work closely with each to create concise tree reports produced in a very easy to understand professional format. Our combined wealth of tree related experience has been providing cost effective solutions for all aspects of tree care and management for over 40 years. 

We are happy to undertake all sizes of tree surveying work, from small residential tree stock surveys with prudent work recommendations, through to very large development sites requiring detailed advice regarding the protection of high value tree stock.

“Why do I need to have my trees surveyed?”

Managing the potential risks posed by trees is the legal responsibility of the tree owner or manager of the land on which they grow. All tree owners or those in a responsible position have a ‘duty of care’ to ensure their trees are kept in a reasonably safe condition. Down to Earth Trees provides no-nonsense guidance to the tree owner to ensure moral and legal tree related responsibilities are fulfilled.

Tree Survey Kent & London


Trees can have an adverse effect upon a building’s stability depending upon the type and size of tree, type of sub-soil and distance from the building. These issues are multi-disciplinary, and by combining the expertise of building surveyors as well as arboriculturists we can properly address the likely causes and implement appropriate remediation measures.

In addition to problems of subsidence, the close proximity of trees may cause direct damage due to structures due to the incremental growth of roots or stems.

We recommend Sinclair Jones for professional building and structural advice.


"What if I want to ensure my tree is healthy?"

There are many factors that can cause stress to trees; poor soil, nutrient deficiency, drought, pests and diseases; these can manifest as visible symptoms such as small, sparse leaves or dieback. But what if we were able to detect stress levels long before they became visible, thereby allowing us to intervene sooner and remedy the problem before it gets worse?

Down To Earth can carry out tree vitality monitoring and stress detection on any number of trees using state-of-the-art Chlorophyll Fluorescence testing equipment. Testing allows us to compare the gathered data to a strong baseline of thousands of trees of the same species and detect very small deficiencies in vitality. Where appropriate, we can recommend and implement treatment methods to improve and maintain good tree health. Repeat testing can also be used to confirm how effectively a treatment is working.


Areas we cover

We cover most of the South East including Kent, Surrey, Sussex, London and Essex.