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CBATrees Limited 

Apex House, 
Apex Centre, 
Church Lane Colden Common
Hampshire  SO21 1TN

Tel: 01962 715407 Fax: 01962 711419
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CBATrees - Background
With four senior consultants, four consultants/surveyors, a bespoke Graphics Department and six administration staff, CBATrees is considered to be the foremost Professional Arboricultural Practice in the UK.
Colin Bashford, the founder, has over 35 years experience in the profession and is considered to be one of the most eminent professionals in the country.

Bernie Harverson, fellow Director and Senior Consultant, has been in private practice for 10 years having previously worked for both private and local authority bodies in the UK. Bernie has worked in association with Colin, on and off over a period of 40 years and now with his own extensive client base regularly appears at Hearings, Public Local Inquiries and Court as an expert witness.

Julian Forbes-Laird, Senior Consultant who practices from our North Thames Office in
Bedfordshire, has had a wide range of experience in the private sector and is considered
by many in the industry to be an essential part of the future of the profession; he is currently a leading force in the British Standards review committees for BS5837 -Trees in relation to Construction and BS3998 Tree Work.
CBATrees Limited's qualified staff has a vast experience, solving all tree problems in
association with Barristers Chambers, Specialist Solicitors, Developers, Planning
Consultants, Architects, Ecologists, Landscape Architects and Multi-disciplinary teams;
in providing arboricultural advice and services to the private/commercial sector, public
works departments, local authorities, government bodies and the general public.

Tree Surveys pre land purchase, pre or in association with development or for
land management.
  Tree Safety Audits an essential for all land owners who could face litigation following
tree failure
  Arboricultural Impact Studies and associated Method Statements
  Advice on Tree Preservation Orders and trees in Conservation Areas
  Tree Inspections/Investigations and Hazard Risk Assesments to   include
climbing inspections and detailed investigation with Resistograph equipment.
  Assessment and advice on Veteran Trees and Ancient Woodlands
  Woodland creation, maintenance and management to include the
submission of claims and applications for grant aid.
  Expert Witness instructions regularly include for Appeals work and Court work
that includes litigation casework and Single Joint Expert instructions.
  Health and Safety issues
  Arboricultural and Landscape Design
  Arboricultural Site supervision and Project Management Development
arboricultural advice on house extensions, brown field sites, green belt ermissions,  
new Country Houses and small unit number sites through to new Settlement areas



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