—  Arboricultural consultancy —

Fiona Melville is a fully qualified and experienced Forester, Arboriculturalist, Professional Tree Inspector and ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualified (TRAQ). 

Fiona's qualifications include a Diploma in Forestry, a First Class BSc (Honours) in Arboriculture, the Certificate in Practical Horticulture with Merits from the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh and Professional Tree Inspector (LANTRA) and ISA TRAQ.  Fiona has worked extensively in the public, private and commercial sectors. Professional Indemnity and Public & Employers Liability Insurance. Fiona's specialism is Urban Forestry and Trees in the Landscape.

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Professional services include:


Specialist Arboricultural advice:

  • Professional Tree Risk Assessment and Specification of Remedial Works compliant with BS 3998 (2010) to reduce risk

  • BS 5837 (2012) Tree Surveys for development projects with associated reporting and plans

  • Advice on planning applications specific to existing trees on proposed development sites

  • Advice on root protection for trees affected by road and path works

  • Specialist technical advice for retention of mature and significant trees on proposed development sites

  • Trees and Bats, Trees and Protected Species, Trees and Development Sites

  • Species choice and technical specification for installation of specimen trees in the urban landscape

  • Establishment & Aftercare

  • Tree Pruning & Training

  • Identification & Management of Tree Pests and Diseases

  • Tree Preservation Orders, Conservation Areas, Ancient Scheduled Monument Sites, High Hedges,

  • Management of trees in Designed Garden Landscapes

  • Tree, Landscape and Woodland Management Plans produced using CAD and ArcGIS software

Professional Tree Inspection (LANTRA and TRAQ) for private and commercial clients to meet BS 5837:(2012)

The design, management and landscaping of iconic woodland sites

Selection, design and specification of tree species

Woodland Management Plans, applications to Forestry Grant Scheme, Heritage Lottery Fund, SUSTRANS

Street Tree and Veteran Tree Surveys and Management Plans, specification of remedial works to reduce risk

Setting up specification and management of tree works on challenging sites

Hardwood timber marketing

GIS mapping, preparation of map packages, preparation of files for use in CAD file format