We are able to provide topographical surveys, technical plans & building surveys to submit with planning applications. We also provide details in terms of feasibility for development, through to simple geo-referenced plans for tree management and risk zoning surveys.

Mapping requirements

We provide cost effective, prompt and professional plans for arboriculturists to in turn provide to their clients. We are able to provide plans in .pdf, .dwg, .dxf .mpd and .kml formats depending on the requirements of our client. With the use of AutoCAD, Keyscapes and PT-Mapper we prepare detailed and scaled plans as well as design plan templates for consistency of production to fit with your company.

Topographical Surveys

We utilise the latest GPS and Total Station technology to produce high quality topographic land surveys prepared and produced to clients’ specific requirements.

All surveys are tailored to take into account clients’ particular needs, for example; a highway survey detailing every level change along with street furniture and road markings, or a rural survey showing the lie of the land using simple contours.

By using the RICS   specification “Surveys of Land, Buildings and Utility Services at Scales of 1:500 and Larger” as our standard specification we are confident our surveys will meet your every need. Surveys can be delivered in a variety of digital formats.

Types of plan

  • Tree constraints plans
  • Arboricultural implications plans
  • Tree protection plans
  • Tree risk zoning plans
  • Tree survey and location plans
  • Basic daylight assessments

Digital tree mapping

In order to provide plans all we require is a schedule of trees either as excel spreadsheet or .csv file and a copy of the site plan either as a .dwg, .dxf or .mpd format. The spreadsheet should follow general BS5837:2012 schedule and include tree number, number of stems, diameter, height, canopy spread in four cardinal directions and tree retention categories. It is preferable to have eastings and northings provided however not essential. Hand annotated plans can be easily transferred to GIS electronic based plans. We are also able to have plans printed up to A0 size and if required specifically for development site cabins have then laminated.

If you require assistance please call us to discuss how we can assist you. We can generally have plans completed within 24 hours of instruction depending on the complexities.


Wharton Tree & Ecology Consultants is a dedicated team of professionals who consistently deliver proven successes through education & a solid foundation of knowledge & experience.


“Wharton Tree & Ecology Consultants provide reliable, cost effective & thorough arboricultural & ecological advice in facilitating & informing the design of development proposals” CN Planning



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Our experienced team will guide you through the process from estimate to site suvrey.