Cornwall Environmental Consultants Ltd

Combined Universities of Cornwall Tremough Campus, Falmouth – BS5837 Tree Survey and Assessment

CEC Ltd undertook a tree survey and assessment for the whole campus, in co-operation with Evolve Tree Consultancy, as well as providing a range of ecological services including dormouse surveys.  The tree survey was tailored to the needs of the site, with principal trees being surveyed in accordance with BS5837, and others being evaluated in groups and based on historic and amenity values.  The survey and associated report resulted in management recommendations for the wider site and informed various development proposals, such as the ESI Building, new bus loop and car parking.

The tree stock on site included a number of remarkable specimen, including several oaks reminding of the agricultural and parkland history of the land, and one of the best lime tree avenues in Cornwall approaching veteran tree status.  In total approximately 230 trees were surveyed individually. The tree resource also includes a number of woodlands and Cornish hedges with high biodiversity value.

Tremough was once a famous estate associated amongst others with plant collectors and nursery men, more recently used as a school before becoming the university campus, which is reflected in its collection of rare plants and Rhododendron.  For the latter, an initial outline review in arboricultural terms and to identify locations was undertaken, with the view that a more detailed historic assessment of the plants could be undertaken in the future.

Client: Tremough Development Vehicle (TDV) working closely with Project Managers Turner Townsend and Masterplanners Gillespies

Date: 2008 – 2010

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