AWA Trees and Company News

5th July 2019
Tree Inspection AWA Trees

AWA Tree Consultants: Professional Tree Inspection in Staffordshire

Recently AWA Tree Consultant, Patrick, undertook the LANTRA Award in Professional Tree Inspection, provided by The Arboricultural Association in Staffordshire. He hoped to join his colleagues at AWA by gaining this invaluable qualification (who’d all passed with flying colours – so no pressure Patrick!). Here’s what he had to say about his experience on the course: The first of three days (two for training, and a third for assessment), begins with the obligatory introduction session, whereby everyone is paired-up and […]
14th June 2019
Leeds Urban Forestry

Making Space for Trees in Leeds, with Green Streets

The team from AWA Tree Consultants recently attended Leeds Becket University for the Institute of Chartered Foresters 2019 North England Group event (in association with Green Blue Urban) – Green Streets: Making Space for Trees. It was a well-attended event with over 100 delegates present. Many of which were tree officers, arboricultural consultants, landscape and engineering professionals from the Yorkshire region and neighbouring Local Authorities, including Kirklees, Harrogate, Manchester, Amber Valley and Sheffield. The day was chaired by Alan Simson, […]
7th May 2019
Ancient tree survey Yorkshire

Tree survey for historic garden in South Yorkshire

AWA Tree Consultants recently undertook a large-scale tree inspection and tree risk assessment of the trees at the stately home of Wortley Hall in South Yorkshire, which dates back to the late 16th century. The site is in the village and civil parish of Wortley, approximately 9.5 miles north of Sheffield city centre, and 8 miles south of Barnsley. It consists of a stately home, currently in use as a hotel, caravan park and business centre. It has large associated […]
19th February 2019
South Yorkshire trees

Locum Arboricultural Officers for Yorkshire Planning Authority.

In spring 2017 AWA Tree Consultants undertook locum Tree Officer related work for Rotherham Metropolitan Council. Rotherham’s previous Tree Manager retired in early 2017 and as a result there was a backlog of planning related arboricultural survey work that needed to be completed. We provided temporary assistance for around 6 months, until the Council recruited for the post. Rotherham is a large town in South Yorkshire between Sheffield and Doncaster, together with its outlying settlements it forms the Metropolitan Borough […]
16th November 2018
National Tree Officers Conference

AWA Tree Consultants at the National Tree Officers Conference

The team at AWA Tree Consultants recently attended the 3rd annual National Tree Officers Conference. Organised by the London Tree Officers Organisation, Municipal Tree Officers Association and the Institute of Chartered Foresters, the event took place at Telford’s Oakengates Theatre. AWA Arboriculturist Patrick Rowntree discusses a few of the talks and issues that he personally found most interesting from the day… It was a well-organised and smoothly-run event that was well worth attending; however, the diverse range of topics meant some […]
11th September 2018
Mortgage tree survey reports for home-buyers

Mortgage tree survey and reports for home-buyers.

Trees provide significant benefits to property owners. Not only can they make a property more attractive, but studies have shown that nearby trees can increase property prices by up to 11%. However, if trees are highlighted as a potential problem when buying a new property, then there is a danger they can become a time-consuming, stressful and expensive hassle for the buyer. In a recent poll, two thirds of people voted moving-house top of their stress list, so the last […]
4th July 2018
Trainee Tree Consultant

We’re Hiring a Trainee Tree Consultant

We are looking for an enthusiastic future arboriculturist to join our existing team of tree consultants. You will assist our lead tree consultants with our increasing work-load, helping us provide high quality tree surveys to a range of clients. We are a small friendly tree consultancy based in Sheffield. Most of our tree surveys are in Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and the surrounding counties, but we often work further afield and cover most of England. We offer our private, commercial and public-sector […]
4th June 2018
AWA School Sites 2018

Tree surveys and risk assessments for schools

Trees in school grounds create inspiring learning spaces. In urban areas, trees in schools are often the main way young people connect with nature in their day-to-day lives. Trees do a lot more than make the school look pleasant, it’s even been shown in studies that students learn better with views of trees! The overall risk from trees to students, staff and visitors at schools is extremely low. Trees cause very few serious injuries; however, as the owner of trees, […]
9th April 2018
Leeds Tree Survey

Tree Survey for Planning in Leeds, West Yorkshire.

AWA Tree Consultants recently helped gain planning approval for 50 new dwellings with associated access. Our tree survey for planning in Leeds, West Yorkshire, minimised the impact on important trees at the site and maximised the development potential. The site was the former West Park Centre on the eastern side of Spen Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire. The Centre was demolished a few years ago, and much of the central part of the site remains covered with hard surfacing. There are […]
19th February 2018
Tree Survey Wakefield

Wakefield Tree Survey for Planning.

AWA Tree Consultants undertook arboricultural surveys in the Wakefield area that recently helped secure planning approval and meet planning conditions in relation to tree protection at the former Castleford, Normanton and District Hospital, West Yorkshire. The site is a triangular area of land which covers 4.4 hectares and was predominantly used as an administration base for various trust teams by the hospital. The site has many mature trees throughout that are covered by a tree preservation order. Our tree survey […]