Bat Surveys: Ground Level Tree Assessments

What is a Ground Level Tree Assessment?

Many of our native bat species will roost in features in trees. Suitable roosting features can occur in many different ages and species of tree, from young sycamores to veteran oaks.

Where it is possible that a Development Proposal might impact on roosting bats, the first step is to undertake a Ground Level Tree Assessment in daylight hours. These can be carried out at any time of the year but are best targeted to the winter when the visibility is highest.

 

How can LSC help?

Our ecologists undertake inspections of trees to identify potential for use by roosting bats using binoculars, torches and video endoscopes. 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 do identify features suitable for use by bats, further surveys may be recommended.

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

 From woodland habitats through to hedgerow or garden trees, LSC ecologists are experienced in assessing the potential of a tree for use by roosting bats.

From woodland habitats through to hedgerow or garden trees, LSC ecologists are experienced in assessing the potential of a tree for use by roosting bats.


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