Wharton Tree & Ecology Consultants provides an arboricultural consultancy service to various local authorities throughout the Midlands and London. With out consultants having previously worked within the public sector, both in the planning and tree management sides, we understand the considerable public pressure in relation to how trees are managed by local authorities.


Local authorities need accurate data on street trees to manage their stock safely and effectively. In order to maintain a safe tree stock close to people and property and to manage trees effectively, local authorities, public bodies and other major landowners need accurate and accessible tree data.


Local authorities need accurate data on street trees to manage their stock safely and effectively. Wharton Tree & Ecology Consultants has considerable experience in the delivery of large scale tree surveys for local authorities, universities, health authorities, housing association and other clients.

Our surveys can be tailored to suit your requirements and can focus on general tree health and condition, tree safety, threat to property ( e.g. street trees and subsidence risk) or a combination or these.

We can offer risk assessments of hazard trees on any scale. Where appropriate, the latest technology can be deployed in the detection of decay

The services which we currently assist local authorities with are listed below:
  • Tree surveys and management
  • Preparation of tree strategies and policy
  • Tree/arboricultural office locum (temporary or permanent)
  • TPO application and S211 notification services
  • TPO review services
  • High hedge disputes
  • Planning appeal and public enquiry support and representation
  • CPD training in relation to trees

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


Stratford-on-Avon District Council has had a contract with Wharton Tree & Ecology Consultants Ltd since 2014 to inspect, survey and carry out / recommend any remedial works for all of the Council’s trees across the district. They continue to give us an excellent and professional service and provide very good value for money. The team are easy to work with and are flexible to our requirements, offering a bespoke rather than off-the-shelf service. We have also found them to be very responsive to our requests for advice and technical arboricultural support.”

Olly Scholefield, Stratford-on-Avon District Council


We are proud to work with a wide range of clients across the UK.




Our experienced team will guide you through the process from estimate to planning approval.