Tree Hazard Assessment

Sector : Residential

Client : Laureen Property Management
Agent: Chaneys Chartered Surveyors RICS, Reading, Berks
Site : Jessie Terrace, Reading, Berks

After general complaints about trees were raised by tenants, FDA Ltd were instructed to carry out an assessment of a large mature Lombardy poplar in close proximity to a residential apartment block.

Despite the tree looking outwardly healthy, our initial inspection established the presence of some basal decay. This was tested further with our Resistograph F300E diagnostic wood decay device. The results revealed extensive decay rendering the tree at risk of imminent failure and causing significant structural damage or fatal/disabling personal injury.

FDA Ltd’s written report was used to secure local council permission and this dangerous tree was promptly removed, helping our client demonstrate a prudent yet proportionate approach to tree management and their duty of care.

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