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Marishal Thompson Consultancy

Marishal Thompson Group is a national integrated environmental consultancy specialising in high quality advice and practical solutions for both domestic and commercial clients.

Since 2000 Marishal Thompson have completed in excess of 45,000 instructions for clients on projects throughout the UK.

Formed in 1992, the company has gained a reputation for high quality, innovative and practical advice.

Planning and Development Services

Our philosophy is to provide cost effective focused reports that allow clients to fully understand the implications associated with acquiring a site and, once purchased, the optimum tree solution to allow cost-effective development. Core services relate to arboriculture, ecology and environmental ground works.

Method statements, landscape design proposals and negotiations with Local Authority Tree Officers, Planners and Enforcement officers.

  • Pre-acquisition implications
  • Tree Condition Surveys to BS5837
  • Tree Constraint Planning
  • Arboricultural Implication reports
  • Arboricultural Monitoring and Inspection (tree 'clerk' of works)
  • Expert Witness Representation at Planning enquiry/appeals
  • For ecological considerations:
    • Extended phase 1 habitat surveys
    • Protected species surveys
    • BREAMM assessments
    • Biodiversity action plans
    • Liaison with statutory bodies
    • Conservation management planning

Tree Hazard evaluation

Tree condition and hazard evaluation surveys are integral to a greater or lesser extent in most arboricultural surveys; however, situations arise that require detailed evaluation of individual or groups of trees in particular in public open spaces. Our consultancy partner Marishal Thompson have completed literally thousands of surveys throughout the UK. Service include:

  • Large scale tree safety surveys
  • Digital mapping & inventory
  • Detailed tree investigation and decay detection
  • TPO Applications and Conservation Area s.211 notifications
  • Full reporting including inventory, plans, tree work schedules and works quotation

Environmental Ground Works

All services are support by the environmental ground works division who provide a diverse service throughout the UK.

  • Planning, erection and management of tree protection fencing
  • No dig construction of roads, pathways and car parks
  • Tree root investigation through use of air spade and tree radar
  • Installation of root barriers
  • Design and implementation of planting schemes
  • Reptile and amphibian fencing
  • Habitat creation, enhancement and restoration
  • Species / habitat translocation
  • Bat roost management
  • Badger sett construction

Building Subsidence

Marishal Thompson are one of Europe's largest Arboricultural Consultants, undertaking work for the Insurance Industry. Emphasis throughout is upon ensuring that current and future risk are clearly identified and effective management strategies recommended.

  • Pre-purchase mortgage surveys
  • Subsidence claim appraisals
  • Arboricultural survey and reporting
  • TPO Applications and Conservation Area s.211 notifications
  • Tree root identification and DNA analysis
  • Negotiation and liaison with third party tree owners
  • Geotechnical Investigations
  • CCTV Drain survey and repairs

Expert witness

Marishal Thompson & Co have 18 years experience of forensic reporting and expert witness representation within the fields of ecology, arboriculture and forestry. Our consultants routinely provide expert opinion through CPR compliant reports, Joint meetings of experts and court representation. Expert services are provided in the following areas:

  • Planning enquiry/appeals
  • Subsidence claims involving vegetation to court level representation
  • Tree Preservation Order Appeals
  • Protected Species Legislation
  • Environmental Impact Representation

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T: 0203 509 0001

E: info@abm-trees.co.uk