Tree surveys

Trees are frequently used as roosts by bats. This use varies in frequency and is very difficult to determine solely from the ground, the traditional approach. Therefore the felling of trees (and sometimes pruning operations) should routinely involve the assessment of trees in order to prevent a breach (however unintentional) of the legislation.

Bat Survey Ireland (32)

Assessment of trees should involve a ground based inspection, followed if necessary by climbing the tree to get further detail. It may be necessary to carry out emergence and dawn return surveys, particularly immediately prior to felling. Carrying out a climbing survey is sometimes the only way to ensure adherence to the legislation. The climbing survey may determine that there is no requirement for emergence and dawn return surveys which might otherwise be necessary.

Bat Survey Ireland (21)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s