Bat Surveys: Aerial Inspections

What is an Aerial Inspection?

Where a Ground Level Tree Assessment has identified the potential for roosting features to be present in trees, an aerial inspection of these features is the next step to describe and assess them further.

In many instances, an aerial inspection can rule out the suitability of a feature which has potential from the ground, thereby removing a constraint. If the feature is suitable, the information gathered from an aerial inspection can help characterise the potential species, scale and type of roost which might be supported.

 

How can LSC help?

Our team includes Licenced Bat Workers who have the CS38 Tree Climbing and Aerial Rescue Qualification to undertake aerial inspections, as well as the relevant equipment and insurances. Between them, our surveyors have climbed and inspected hundreds of trees and identified a number of roosts. Where we can gather enough evidence to conclude that bats are highly unlikely to be present, we will produce a report for submission for Planning Permission. Where we find evidence of bats, or where a comprehensive survey is not possible, further surveys may be recommended.

Our surveys are completed to the Best Practice Guidelines outlined by the Bat Conservation Trust, and our reports consistently provide the information required by our clients to secure Planning Permission.

 One of our Senior Ecologists using a video endoscope to inspect a potential roost feature on an ash tree.

One of our Senior Ecologists using a video endoscope to inspect a potential roost feature on an ash tree.


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