Providing tree surveys for home buyers in Oxford & the Oxfordshire Region

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Tree Surveys and Reports for Mortgages and Insurance Claims

Buying a home will probably be the most expensive purchase you will make in your lifetime and it is important to do everything that is needed legally to get the job done right. Your mortgage provider or insurer may ask for a tree report for the trees in the grounds of the property you are buying. We can help with this by coming over and sorting out a tree survey on the property you are purchasing to highlight any issues or threats that maybe there and also what can be done to rectify the problem and therefore keep the brokers happy!

Trees more often than not provide value to the property and have environmental benefits too, but the risk and necessary advice about any threats from trees surrounding a property is essential and from a properly qualified and well experienced Arboriculturist.

We provide a quick turnaround tree surveying and reporting service, completing our comprehensive tree surveys to discover whether a property complies with mortgage and home buyer requirements.

"All our Tree Survey and Report consultants hold the Royal Forestry Society Certificate in Arboriculture and the Arboricultural Association Technicians' Certificate, a guarantee of excellence in technical and practical knowledge."

Local Tree Knowledge - The Grounds of Blenheim Palace

"The 18th Century estate was holding a secret in it's grounds!"

Following a recent survey in the grounds of Blenheim Palace there was found to be over 60 ancient oaks dating back to the Middle Ages and making it the best collection of antique oak trees anywhere in England or even Europe for that matter. They date back to an era between 960 and 1196AD and 4 of them are huge with a diameter of about 30feet and one other of that size that is dead, but still standing. The forestry team at Blenheim Place believe that one of trees may be bigger than even the massive "King Oak" and older too!

This area of wilderness was known as High Park and used by King Henry I (Reign: 1100AD - 1135AD) for his love of hunting deer and boar, he succeeded his brother to the throne after ironically he was killed in a hunting accident. This 18th Century estate is the ancestral home of Winston Churchill and a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is renowned worldwide, loved by tourists and scientists "High Park is, in my view, the most stunning site in Europe for ancient oaks" Aljos Farjon (Honorary Research Associate, Herbarium, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew).

The Palace is an outstanding place to visit and the grounds are breath-taking, but also the woodlands support a myriad of fauna and flora including ospreys, otters, lizards, grass snakes, great crested newts and an amazing array of insects of types and sizes so a great place to visit for anyone who loves local wildlife.

With all the development going on in the area throughout the centuries the question to ask would be how did these trees survive? No one can really be sure of that, could it be for the love of hunting and keeping the area as wild as possible or the landscape designer Lancelot 'Capability' Brown's in the 18th century who`s reverence for ancient woodland would in turn keep the trees away from the axe man or just simply no cash to develop the area. Though I don`t think the latter would be the case especially when you take into account the opulence of Blenheim Palace itself.

Some kind words from clients in the Oxford Region

Thank you for completing our Bs5837 UK survey at such short notice: I didn’t expect you to say yes when I picked up the phone! You’re a star.
Cheryl Spencer, Oxford

Thank you for completing our tree risk assessment. Will definitely be using you again.
Lorraine Brooker, Banbury