Martin Dobson Associates
Planning

Planning

Martin Dobson Associates provide tree survey reports including arboricultural impact assessments (AIA), arboricultural method statements (AMS) and tree protection plans to accompany planning applications in situations where trees are located near to a proposed development. The British Standard 5837: 2012…

Tree Preservation Orders

Tree Preservation Orders

Dr Martin Dobson acted as an external consultant to a local authority for seven years dealing with all tree preservation order and conservation area applications together with surveying of trees and the making of tree preservation orders. He therefore has…

Subsidence

Subsidence

Tree related building subsidence occurs when shrinkable clay below foundations becomes dried out by tree roots. Cracks open up as the building loses support from the underlying clay and these progress through the summer. Cracks tend to close during the…

Expert Witness

Expert Witness

Dr Martin Dobson has been acting as an expert witness since 1995 and has considerable experience having completed hundreds of expert witness reports and represented clients in the County Court, High Court and in mediations. Example cases which were seen…

Tree Safety Inspections

Tree Safety Inspections

Trees are usually safe structures. But occasionally they can cause damage or injury as a result of a branch breaking or the tree uprooting due to the development of various infections or structural weaknesses – which tend to become more…