Testimonials for our Arboricultural Consultancy

Comments from clients

The following are just a few comments from clients who have used us for tree reports, tree risk assessments and tree surveys, objections to tree preservation orders or our services in liaising with the local planning authority.

“We are really pleased to tell you that our application to renovate/extend our current house and build a new small house for us at the side was approved unanimously by the Planning Committee today (9-0).


We would really like to thank you for your help and support in our endeavours, it was greatly appreciated.”

Colin & Phryn, Winchester

“Technical Arboriculture not only achieved planning permission for us, but also managed to deflect a TPO being placed upon a London Plane tree which we are the happy custodians of. Communicating with both us, the architects and the Tree Officer, Kevin was timely, polite and professional.


With his help we achieved the outcome we desired, and manged to make sure that what could have become fraught communications remained pleasant, which greatly reduced our stress levels.”

Sally, Emsworth

“Kevin from Technical Arboriculture undertook a Tree Risk Assessment and application for works to a number of trees under a TPO at our property in Fair Oak, Hampshire.We found Kevin to be both knowledgeable and approachable throughout the process. We have no doubts that his input was instrumental in achieving the outcome we desired.


Kevin has continued to remain helpful on queries raised after the permission was granted. I thoroughly recommend Technical Arboriculture Limited to anyone in need of an arboricultural survey.”

Ed, Fair Oak

“Technical Arboriculture was recommended to us when we had concerns about felling a tree within a conservation area which was causing structural damage to nearby buildings.From start to finish we found communications were fast, accurate and concise, exactly what we needed. Kevin took us through the entire process explaining it clearly. When dealing with the council we were impressed by Kevin’s no nonsense approach and he took complete ownership of the application. The end result was exactly what we wanted, we couldn’t be happier and we recommend Technical Arboriculture time and again.”


Paul, Winchester

“When we moved into our property ten years ago we had no idea of the impact the Lime Tree (subject to a TPO) in our garden would have on our lives and our neighbours. We spent ten years trying to manage the tree in vain. Repeated discussions with the local planning authority arboricultural officer allowed us to prune the tree but these efforts did not provide the outcome we needed.

After contacting Kevin at Technical Arboriculture Limited our spirits were lifted, Kevin thoroughly explained the process of applying to have a tree which is subject to a TPO removed and replaced. He was knowledgeable and honest. He guided us through the process with lots of helpful suggestions. Most importantly Kevin agreed that the tree had limited public visibility, that it was overbearing and had outgrown its context. Although the application required us to source supporting comments and documents going back over a decade we were rewarded with a positive outcome. We are now allowed to remove the Lime Tree and replace it with a suitably sized equally attractive alternative, we can regain our garden!

We can’t wait to spend long summer days and evenings enjoying the garden we bought, finally after ten years of waiting.

I am quite sure we would not have achieved this without the help of Technical Arboriculture Limited and out heartfelt thanks go out to Kevin.

I would thoroughly recommend talking to Kevin if you have any concerns regarding trees, TPOs or planning applications, he is extremely knowledgeable, very helpful and thoroughly professional to work with.”

The Gregory Family, Winchester

“Over the last decade when looking to build new developments we have always been confident in the advice and reports produced by Technical Arboriculture, as they always find the right balance between the needs of us, the developers, and the needs of the environment. By suggesting new techniques and innovative ideas we have been able to build beautiful homes and retain fantastic trees in our developments that span the South East of England from Poole, Dorset into Hampshire, Surrey and Berkshire.”

 Gregg Joslin, Managing Director, Alfred Homes

“I am writing to express my thanks for the exceptional support that Technical Arboriculture have provided during 2010 and 2011. Throughout the planning application and release of pre-commencement conditions phases for our replacement dwelling Technical Arboriculture have been nothing short of brilliant. We are delighted with the professional, responsive and personal service that we have received. It has been very apparent that the local council also have a great respect and trust in Technical Arboriculture’s recommendations which has been an unexpected godsend for us. There is no doubt that Technical Arboriculture helped us obtain planning approval first time which avoided further time consuming and costly battles with the planning process. Many thanks for all the hard work… now all we have to do is build it!”

Test Valley replacement dwelling: Rural, edge of village, redevelopment away from existing buildings, new driveway, surrounded by trees and complicated with environmental issues including badgers and bats”.

Richard Nash, IBM, UK

“We engaged Technical Arboriculture Limited to assist us with tree issues on our sites in Emsworth and London, which involved submitting details of tree conditions, liaising with local authority in relation to discharge of planning permission conditions connected with trees. Both sites have been very difficult to fight for. Kevin Cloud has been very professional and helpful, his advice was always based on legal requirements and he has found the best long term solution for both us as clients as well as trees. Both sites are progressing well and we have been very pleased with the way Kevin and his company have helped us. We would certainly recommend Technical Arboriculture Limited as Kevin’s input has been crucial to us.”

Margita Rudzate, ER Constructions Ltd

“We use Technical Arboriculture for the development of our tree strategy, tree policy and risk management plan. They also prioritised our tree risk management areas and now carry out our surveys. We undertook a thorough tender process and awarded the contract based on their ability to meet council policies, give value for money and their approach to risk assessing with approval from our insurers at Zurich.”

Mr Adam M Green, Grounds and Countryside Manager, Hart District Council

“Thank you very much for the professional advice you gave me concerning the temporary TPO covering 6 trees in my garden. With your help the TPO was not confirmed and has now lapsed, they are solely our trees again, great. Cheers.”

Mark Luscombe, Isle of Wight

“We used Kevin Cloud from Technical Arboriculture to provide evidence at a recent planning appeal for a neighbour’s extension. Kevin surveyed the tree, gave us a lot of helpful advice and information about the planning and appeal process and then provided a proof of evidence on tree impact for the appeal. I would like to thank Kevin for his hard work and would not hesitate to recommend Technical Arboriculture – I consider the money well spent.”

Terence Allen, West Chiltington

“Many thanks, Kevin, for the information about the trees that we dicussed on the phone last week. The information you gave me has been invaluable in helping me to move forward with a solution to a very complex problem.”

Mr Gerry George

“You will be pleased to hear that the local planning authority granted our application for outline planning permission at their meeting on Tuesday evening. Thank you for all your very good and hard work on this which is greatly appreciated by me and by Jane.”

Mr Richard Smith, Chilworth, Hampshire

“Just a quick e-mail to thank you for the positive, helpful way in which you pulled together the tree report and woodland management plan for the job at Ballards Wood. We were very impressed with your professional and practical approach. Thanks again for a job well done.”

Mrs Sue Ansell, Flaxton Engineering