Professional Ecological Consultancy Services

Whether you're a home owner looking for a professional to undertake a single bat survey or a planning consultant requiring a range of ecological surveys we have can help.


Our principal consultant holds a BSc (Hons) in Environmental Biology and is a full member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM). We bring ecological expertise to every project we work on, and have a good track record in achieving planning consents. The specialist services we provide include:

• Phase 1 Habitat Survey. Often the preliminary ecological exercise required to identify and plot habitat types, as well as identify actual and potential ecological constraints.

• Protected species surveys. Including surveys for: bat, barn owls, great crested newts, dormice, badgers, otters and water voles. These surveys can be undertaken as standalone surveys with report, or as part of a larger ecological appraisal.

• BREEAM & Code for Sustainable Homes. We can assist with the Eco credits for this process, ensuring your development scores highly.

• Aerial tree inspections for bats. A specialist technique which can help save time and money, when surveying trees for bats.

• Hedgerow Surveys. We can help when there is a need to establish whether a hedgerow is 'important' under the Hedgerow Regulations 1997.

• European Protected Species (EPS) derogation licences. Once planning consent is in place, we can help obtain the necessary EPS licences to enable development to proceed.

For an accurate and free quote please contact us.

 







 

Professional Tree Consultancy Services

Whether you're a home owner looking to reduce your liability or a large estate owner wishing to develop and implement a risk management strategy we have the knowledge and expertise to help.


Our principal consultant holds a Level 6 Professional Diploma in Arboriculture, a Lantra Professional Tree Inspection Certificate and is a registered user of the Quantified Tree Risk Assessment (QTRA) system, making him perfectly qualified to help.

We have a keen interest in trees and the wider environment and we will recommend the best course of action to maintain your trees to keep them in optimum condition.  The specialist services we provide include:

• Tree reports for planning applications. We specialise in all the elements of the BS 5837:2012 (Trees in relation to design, demolition and construction – Recommendations) process including, Arboricultural Impact Assessments, Tree Protection Plans, Arboricultural Method Statements, Reports and Arboricultural Monitoring of development sites.

• Tree condition surveys and reports. Whether you own a single tree, or a woodland, we can help discharge your duty of care. As a registered user of the Quantified Tree Risk Assessment (QTRA) system we can measure the level of risk posed by your trees, and assess this against nationally accepted thresholds, to enable the most cost effective management of your trees.

• Risk Management Strategies. For tree risk management to be effective, it needs to take account of all trees within a land holding, and place these into a national context. To do this, it is often helpful to have a tree risk management strategy in place. An effective strategy can help manage risk effectively, and avoid unnecessary inspections and management work.

• Aerial Inspections. Where it is necessary to undertake an aerial inspection of trees, we can help. Aerial inspections are undertaken with the same care and attention as our ground based inspections, so you can be assured of the quality offered.

For an accurate and free quote please contact us. 

 







 

Ecological and Arboricultural Training Courses

Mullholland Ecology and Arboriculture are proud to offer a range of training courses for professionals.


All of our courses are delivered by our experienced trainer, who is also an experienced consultant with real life experience. As well as delivering courses for Mullholland Ecology and Arboriculture, Jim also delivers training courses for the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) and the Ancient Tree Forum (ATF).

We offer the following training courses:

Bats and Arboriculture: An introduction for Arborists. A one-day course involving a mix of classroom and practical exercises, including the inspection of known roosts*. This course will provide participants with the knowledge and experience to undertake scoping and secondary inspections for bats in the context of tree works, in line with the Arboricultural Association's Guidance Note 1 and British Standard 8596: Surveying for bats in trees and woodland.

* Only available to participants who hold the relevant tree climbing qualification, insurance and their own personal climbing equipment.

Cost: £130 per delegates (group prices available).

The next courses will be run on Thursday 24 August and Thursday 28 September 2017.

Bats and Woodland Management: An introduction. A one-day course involving a mix of classroom and practical exercises, including the inspection of known roosts. This course will provide participants with the knowledge and experience to undertake scoping and secondary inspections for bats in the context of tree works, in line with the Arboricultural Association's Guidance Note 1 and British Standard 8596: Surveying for bats in trees and woodland.

Cost: £130 per delegates (group prices available).

The next course will be run on Wednesday 20 September 2017.

We can also offer bespoke in-houses course for tree surgery or consultancy companies, please contact us to discuss your requirements.

For more information, or to book a place, please contact us. 

Advanced Bat Survey Techniques and Surveying for Bats in Woodland. These courses are run on behalf of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM). Please see their website for details and to book: http://www.cieem.net

 

Testimonial

  • Mullholland Ecology and Arboriculture provided a fantastically accessible and useful training course on bats and arboriculture. Jim has an excellent technical background, as well as being an experienced trainer, which help the topic come alive. The added bonus of seeing bats put the icing on the cake.

    Richard Murphy - Wiltshire Council