London Tree Reports and Surveys
London Tree Reports and Surveys
Construction BS 5837, Subsidence, Mortgages, Expert Legal Witness, Planning and much more....


Raphael Skerratt, the Tree Consultant, has over three decades of industry experience

"Thanks Raphael - your timely intervention and no nonsense advice has saved the Borough 1000's"

We produce affordable, cost effective, and concise Tree Reports

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Our Clients

Our happy customers have been generous with their reviews

95% of our work comes through recommendation - a fact that speaks volumes.

Our Clients

BS 5837:2012 Reports

We produce arboricultural reports, surveys and inspections for the construction industry

All work complies to BS5837

Construction Services

Legal Services

We are on hand to give advice on all aspects of Tree law

Help and advice on any legal implications concerning trees

Legal Services

Other Services

Whatever the problem, get in touch for some free friendly advice.

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Mortgage Reports - from £250

Your Building Society may have asked for a Home Buyers Mortgage Tree Report.

Raphael Skerratt has been producing Insurance and Mortgage Reports for many years and has hundreds of delighted clients. We appreciate the need for both affordability and speed .

Tree Reports for Mortgages

Construction Surveys BS 5837

We produce professional tree reports for London based property developers and the construction industry.

  • Arboricultural Impact Analysis
  • Arboricultural Method Statements
  • Management and Site Supervision
  • Tree Protection Plans
  • Tree Constraint Plans
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Planning Permission Advice
  • Planning Appeals Advice
  • Pre-Purchase Surveys

You must consider the impact of the proposed work on nearby trees. BS5837 sets out the information required by your local council.

Construction and Development

Tree Root Subsidence

Help, advice, reports and surveys on building subsidence caused by tree roots.

  • Soil type analysis
  • DNA root identification (if required)
  • Root barrier recommendations
  • Crown reductions
  • Root pruning recommendation
  • BS5837:2012 Tree Report
  • Safe planting distances for trees
  • Climate change advice

Our specialist London Tree Consultant has a thorough knowledge of all aspects of Tree Law and can act as a Expert Legal Witness for Courts of Law and in Dispute Resolution and Mediation

Tree Root Subsidence

Planning Consent and Appeals

We produce tree reports and surveys that will help you get your planning applications through swiftly.

We also produce reports to aid in planning appeals, as well as reports for work required on Trees with a TPO (Tree Preservation Order) and Trees in Conservation Areas.

Planning Applications

Expert Witness

Expert witness services to planning appeals and other disputes such as Tree Subsidence Claims, damage to property by Nuisance or Dangerous Trees, death by falling trees and branches and personal injury claims.

We Comply with LPA Policy Guidance and Part 35 of the Civil Procedure Rules

Expert Witness

Tree Law - Case Law

We are on hand to give advice on all aspects of Tree law

  • Expert Witness
  • Tree Preservation Orders
  • Conservation Areas
  • Planning Appeals
  • Planning Applications
  • High Hedge Disputes
  • Tree Root Subsidence
  • Personal Injury/Property Damage
  • Neighbour's Tree Problems
  • Legal Judgments
  • Insurance Claims

Help and advice on any legal implications concerning trees

Tree Law

Tree Disease Reports

Urban trees can be affected by numerous pests, diseases, and disorders. These range from pollution, mammals, viruses, insects, bacteria and fungi. Disease diagnosis is one of our areas of expertise

The extent of the decay may be largely hidden and the tree may be a serious safety hazard..

Tree Diseases

Affordable Prices - from £250

Our value for money, cost effective prices include a site visit and report or survey. Costs are worked out as follows

  • 160 for the first hour
  • 90 per hour thereafter
  • Minimum 2 hour booking

Hence, many reports and surveys will cost 250. Depending on your exact location, we may need to add travel expenses such as parking, congestion charge and petrol.

Certain types of report and surveys are more quite complex so take longer. For example a BS5837 Site Survey starts from £350 and a Subsidence Tree Report starts from £450.

Tree Report Costs

Customer Reviews

We have worked for hundreds and hundreds of clients over the years and they have been very kind with their reviews.

90% of our work comes through customer recommendation - a fact that speaks volumes. Our well deserved reputation depends on a job well done.

Customer Reviews

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