Professional Visual Tree Assessments Local Visual Tree Assessment Specialists The New Forest

As experienced and certified tree surgeons, we routinely conduct Visual Tree Assessments (VTAs) for both our commercial and residential clients in The New Forest. These assessments play a crucial role in identifying potential hazards and providing our clients with a well-structured tree management plan to ensure the health and safety of their trees.

A Visual Tree Assessment, or VTA, is a globally recognised method for diagnosing tree conditions and is legally accepted. It involves interpreting the "body language" of trees, connecting internal issues to the tree's natural healing processes, confirming and quantifying these issues and then evaluating them against established failure criteria. From this evaluation, we derive appropriate measures to care for and "treat" the tree.

Our primary commitment is to the safe preservation of trees. Therefore, we aim to distinguish between trees that may appear hazardous but are not and those that genuinely pose a risk. This approach helps us avoid unnecessary tree removals and minimises the potential for accidents resulting from tree failures.

It is essential to thoroughly examine and assess the structural condition of a tree, even if it appears outwardly healthy. VTAs are invaluable, especially in high-risk areas frequently accessed by the general public, such as schools, recreational areas, parks, residential streets, gardens, parking lots, housing developments and woodlands. Our goal is to ensure the well-being of both the trees and the people who interact with them.

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Safeguarding Trees & Properties in The New ForestBenefit from Our VTAs Expertise & Experience.

At Special Branch Tree Services Limited, we know the importance of Visual Tree Assessments (VTAs) for maintaining urban and natural beauty.

As arborists, we conduct VTAs for homeowners, businesses, and local authorities.

VTAs are essential for responsible tree management, offering various benefits.


Early Hazard Detection

  • Identify potential hazards and risks in trees before they escalate into major problems.
  • Prevent accidents, property damage and personal injuries by addressing tree issues proactively.

Tree Health Assessment

  • Evaluate the overall health of trees, including signs of disease, pest infestations and structural weaknesses.
  • Determine the best course of action to restore and maintain tree vitality.

Preservation & Conservation

  • Ensure the longevity of mature, historic or culturally significant trees.
  • Support biodiversity by protecting and nurturing trees that provide habitat for wildlife.

Risk Mitigation

  • Reduce liability by addressing and documenting potential tree-related risks.
  • Implement targeted measures to mitigate these risks, minimising the chances of legal disputes.

Custom Care Plans

  • Develop tailored tree care plans based on VTA findings.
  • Prioritise maintenance, pruning and other necessary interventions to optimise tree health.

Cost Efficiency

  • Avoid the costly consequences of tree emergencies, such as storm damage or falling limbs.
  • Plan and budget for tree care expenses more effectively with a proactive approach.

care of nature

  • Contribute to environmental sustainability by preserving trees and enhancing air and water quality.
  • Promote the positive impact of trees on carbon sequestration and climate regulation.

Aesthetic Enhancement

  • Enhance the beauty and curb appeal of your property by maintaining healthy, well-groomed trees.
  • Preserve the aesthetic value and natural charm of urban landscapes.

Why choose Special Branch Tree Services Limited as your expert tree surgeons in The New Forest?

Most of our work comes from recommendation by existing customers, which is a testament to our level of service and workmanship.
Our clients benefit from a skilled workforce with a track record of integrity and professionalism and all our tree surgery services are of high quality and cost effective.
With our commitment to quality and reliability, competitive prices and our attention to detail, we remain the preferred tree surgeons in The New Forest.
You can rely on our expertise and professionalism when it comes to quality tree work solutions.

  • We are ISA (International Society of Arboriculture) Approved Members
  • Association Member of the A.A (Arboricultural Association)
  • CHAS Accredited
  • NPTC Qualified Staff
  • Hampshire County Council Trading Standards Approved Contractors
  • Fully insured to £5million
  • 24/7 emergency call out service
  • No call out charges
  • Competitive local pricing
  • Free site surveys
  • No obligation quotations
  • Reliable, trusted, and friendly staff
  • Planning Advice and Applications
  • Highly recommended

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