Solutions in Arboriculture

and Landscape Management

Core Consultancy Services

The services provided are divided into two specific disciplines as outlined below. However in certain areas these will overlap or can be combined to provide a cohesive and efficient process resulting in a satisfactory conclusion to the project. In addition to the subjects, William is able to offer advice on a wide range of related issues.


Arboricultural Services

Tree Surveys

  • Specific Surveys (BS 5837, etc.)
  • Hazard Assessment (Using THREATS Format)
  • Visual Tree Assessment (VTA) and general inspections as required

Planning Applications and Management Plans

  • Woodland
  • Ecological
  • Riparian Zone Trees and Vegetation Management
  • Group / Site Specific
  • Whole Property Tree Management
  • Pre-Project and Single Issue Advice
  • Advice / Applications for Works to Tree Preservation Orders and Conservation Tree Areas

Planting Scheme Design

  • Individual or Group Planting
  • Advice on Species Selection
  • Planting and Aftercare Specifications
  • Plant Material Sourcing

Project Management

  • Document Preparation for Application and Development
  • Project Specifications
  • Contractor Selection and Monitoring
  • Mediation Between Client and Third Parties
  • Audits Prior to Final Handover

Veteran and Mature Tree Management

  • Specifications for Veteran Tree Management and Conservation
  • Management and Veteranisation of Mature and Moribund Trees
  • Eco-Habitat Creation and Management


Landscape Management Services

Site Assessment Reports

  • Greenfield, Re-Development and Renovation
  • Pre-Development Budgeting
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Impact Assessments


  • Hard and Soft Landscaping
  • Integration of Existing Features
  • Planting Schemes
  • Riparian Zone Management

Project Management

  • Document Preparation
  • Project Specifications
  • Contractor Selection and Monitoring
  • Mediation between Client and Third Parties
  • Landscape Audit Prior to Final Hand Over


Mapping and Surveying

Ross Consulting uses Pocket GIS for site surveying in conjunction with a mobile device for map production. This, combined with clients' specific data provides concise and clear material for planning use (further details available on request).


About Ross Consulting

William Ross has been involved in the Arboricultural and Horticultural sectors for thirty years, initially starting in the nursery industry developing detailed plant knowledge and a thorough understanding of plant production in the UK and Europe. He has built on a varied practical knowledge with academic study and Continual Professional Development (CPD), combining this with continuous observation of processes occurring within the allied sectors.

Contact Ross Consulting

Please contact William to discuss your requirements and enable him to assess your project and to advise on the most suitable approach.

William Ross Tec Cert(Arbor A), Tec Arbor A, HND(rm), ND(np) -

Tel: 01264 781134     Mobile: 07831 614706     Over Wallop, Stockbridge, Hants

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