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Trees and development >>>

Trees have a positive impact on our built environment. When developing near trees, be it an extension, housing, a school or a new town, careful tree surveys and analysis to BS5837:2012, with logical retention, removal and management, is essential. JCA can guide you through the planning process and with a 98% success rate in 2013; JCA are a safe and prudent choice.

Ecology >>>

The environment is at the forefront of everyone’s mind; however, JCA acknowledge the need to support national growth with new housing, expanding workplaces and infrastructure. JCA will provide factual ecological and species data on your site, and will help you sustainably achieve your goals.

Safety >>>

All trees and tree populations must be suitably safe for their location. Public liability is a major issue for any tree owner and Arboriculture Consultants, JCA, will help you get the balance right between public amenity, sustainability and safety. Your duty of care may not be as difficult, or as costly to satisfy as you think.

Bespoke Service >>>

JCA are often approached with unusual problems and we are excellent at providing solutions and excellent tree advice. From an issue with a neighbour’s tree, a mystery disease, or logistical design issues, we can help. We can train your staff, defend or support a legal claim, perform decay detection, inspect trees with our helicopter drone, or produce bespoke wildlife planting schemes.

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Arboriculture Consultants providing Tree Advice and Tree Surveys

JCA are industry leading arboriculture consultants, reporting on all related issues. Our friendly, qualified team can advise on tree safety, developing near trees, subsidence risk, trees and the law, bats, ecology and tree diseases. We welcome private clients with a single tree to municipal clients with over 50,000 trees and we operate in the UK and internationally.

We provide quality tree advice services and tree surveys with excellence and prompt delivery being key words in our office. In a recent poll of development clients in 2013; 98% obtained their planning permissions and we don’t think this can be beaten.

Jonathan Cocking. Principal Consultant / Managing Director

F.R.E.S., Tech. Cert. (Arbor.A), PDipArb (RFS) FArborA CBiol MSB. MICFor. 

What our clients think

“I was SO delighted to speak with a true expert at last after many false trails & mis-advice. You can see the sorry state of affairs in the photos below. There are about 15 damaged trees so far, so we have our work cut out! Very many thanks – so grateful for your expertise.”
Julia Catto, Private Client

“Wonderful news Charles! You’ve done exactly what it says on the tin. Thank you.”
Paul Stone, Private Client
“Thank you for the excellent report, the information supplied and in particular the helpful way the survey was completed”
Anthony Sheard, Private client
“JCA is my first choice as Arboriculturists, they always provide good results on time, with great understanding of the clients needs.”
Carl Zaccardelli, Design Manager at SSHIC

“Jonathan’s attention to detail and professionalism has gained the trust and recognition of colleagues within the industry”
Simon Horne, Principal Consultant, SRH Design Solutions
“JCA are great arboriculturists and researchers, who get the job done professionally, meticulously and on time.”
Lucio Montecchio, Professor at the University of Padova Italy
“We were more than happy with the help given by JCA and specifically the guidance Andrew gave us, he has pulled out all the stops to prepare something for us in a very short space of time!”
Lydia Morrow, Burrow Four, london
“I would like to thank you for your support through this matter – it has been sincerely appreciated. I think JCA are “the best” – very professional at all times and the quality of service is excellent from start to finish. I have no hesitation in recommending your services to anybody!”
Ann Cromwell
“JCA is my first choice when asked to recommend reliable experts on trees in the context of property and development. They have an excellent understanding of the technical aspects of trees and legal matters, contributing well to interdisciplinary decision-making”
Tom Lonsdale, Freelance Consultant at Tom Lonsdale Placecraft
“I worked with JCA to ensure their management systems were ISO9001 compliant. I can happily report that they have a strong customer focus and the advice their clients receive is of the highest quality”
Paul Elcoat, MD at Elcoat Ltd
“We would like to take this opportunity of thanking you for your assistance. We appreciate that the time restraints have been quite severe and your ability to produce the required report within the time period has impressed us and we can assure you that we shall be recommending your services in the future. Thank you once again.”
Forbes Solicitors
“I would like you to know that I was thoroughly impressed by the professional way in which our case was formulated and for this I must thank everyone who was involved. I have worked with numerous professional teams in other fields but I can seldom recall a better researched and briefed team on this Appeal. On behalf of the Trustees of this Association, I would like to therefore thank you most sincerely for your contribution to this endeavour.”
Ashley Mitchell, Otto Schiff Housing Association
“Many thanks for coming in today the children were really interested and the year 6 teacher said his class returned buzzing. Thank you so much for your time and for being brave enough to face 2 classes of primary school children! Their questions may have seemed a little random but this just reflects where they are in their understanding of the world. I am sure you will have inspired some of them to consider a career in an ecology related field. Thanks also for the huge images of the scan I intend to use them to make a display explaining why the tree has to come down and showing the process of it being felled. Many thanks and we look forward to seeing you again.”
Lucy Tull, Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School

JCA Strengths & Values

Rapid response

We pride ourselves on our quick response to enquiries and fast turnaround. Making sure you get what you need on time.

High success rate

In 2013 we had a 98% success rate, which we believe can’t be beaten.

Market leaders

Our work is widely used as best practice across the arboriculture and ecology sector;  you couldn’t be in safer hands.

Best practice

We use state of the art technology and operate industry best standards. We are one of the market leaders in our field.

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