Client: Oakhill Cromford
When: Spring 2023
Oakhill Cromford is a picturesque hotel located within stunning grounds in Cromford. The client is committed to maintaining the beauty and safety of their property, including the numerous trees that adorn the grounds. As responsible tree owners, Oakhill Cromford sought professional assistance to conduct regular tree condition surveys.
Tree Care Services Provided
The client engaged the lead consultant here at Thompson Tree Services, Mike Kiss, to perform a thorough tree condition survey across the entire site, covering a total of 56 trees or groups of trees. Our comprehensive process ensured a detailed assessment of the trees' health and identified any potential risks or issues. The key steps in our approach were as follows:, Mike Kiss, to perform a thorough tree condition survey across the entire site, covering a total of 56 trees or groups of trees. Our comprehensive process ensured a detailed assessment of the trees' health and identified any potential risks or issues. The key steps in our approach were as follows:
- Gather Relevant Information and Review Previous Reports:
To build a comprehensive understanding of the site, our team collected all relevant information, including past tree condition reports. This allowed us to assess any changes or developments since the last survey, ensuring our findings were up to date.
- On-Site Inspections:
Our lead consultant, Mike Kiss, conducted meticulous on-site inspections of each tree or tree group. These inspections involved a visual examination and evaluation of the trees' structural integrity, health, and potential risks. We employed industry-standard assessment methods to ensure accuracy and reliability.
- Documentation of Findings:
During the inspections, we documented our observations and findings regarding each tree's condition. This included noting any signs of disease, decay, insect infestation, structural weakness, or other relevant factors that could impact the trees' well-being or pose a risk to the property or visitors.
- Complete Report with Recommendations:
Based on the comprehensive tree condition survey, we compiled a detailed report that presented our findings and recommendations. This report included prioritised recommendations for tree maintenance, preservation, or removal, depending on the identified risks and health concerns. Our recommendations aimed to ensure the long-term health and safety of the trees while preserving the aesthetic appeal of the grounds.
An Interesting Beech Tree
There was a beech tree within the wider grounds which was noted as interesting due to patches of stem exudation and black staining to the main stem.
This required a more detailed inspection by our team which included an aerial inspection, decay detection and a lateral flow test.
The decay detection investigation of this beech using our PiCUS Sonic Tomography equipment was to provide insights into the structural condition of the main stem. And the lateral flow test for Phytophthora was taken from patches of dysfunctional bark of the lower main stem.
As a result of our comprehensive tree condition survey, Oakhill Cromford now possesses a thorough understanding of the condition of the trees across their entire estate. Our detailed report and prioritised recommendations provide the client with a roadmap for effective tree management and maintenance. By addressing the identified issues promptly, Oakhill Cromford can ensure the ongoing health and safety of the trees while preserving the natural beauty of their grounds.
Comments from Oakhill
Here is what our client, had to say about the work:
We are extremely pleased with the tree condition survey conducted by Mike and the team at Thompson Consultancy. Maintaining the beauty and safety of our grounds is of utmost importance to us and regular tree surveys are a key part of this.
We were kept informed throughout the process and the report with recommendations has given us a priority of work to help us manage our estate maintaining the long-term health and safety of our trees. The professionalism, expertise and commitment demonstrated by Thompsons have exceeded our expectations and we would highly recommend their services to anyone in need of tree surveys or tree work.
Do You Need A Tree Survey?
The tree condition survey conducted by our lead consultant, Mike Kiss, empowered Oak Hill Cromford to make informed decisions regarding their trees. By prioritizing tree maintenance and addressing potential risks, the client can protect their investment, maintain a safe environment for guests, and preserve the natural beauty of their hotel grounds for years to come. Our thorough process and comprehensive report exemplify our commitment to delivering high-quality tree care services tailored to our client's unique needs.
For a luxurious and elegant meal, stay or event do get in contact with Oakhill. Here is a link to their website: https://oakhillcromford.co.uk/