About Me

Daniel Kendall TechArborA - Experienced, independent arboricultural consultant.
Covering from the Humber to the Wash, and from the Trent to the East Coast.

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Industry Accredited

Arboricultural Association Technician Member - 'Technician membership is designed to allow arboricultural professionals engaged as consultants and contractors, to demonstrate their proficiency and knowledge to their clients and peers.'

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Lantra Professional Tree Inspection certificate holder, Level 3 Certificate in Forestry and Arboriculture, Level 3 Diploma in Work-based Trees and Timber. Over seven years consultancy experience in Lincolnshire and Humberside.

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Trained and certified VALID Tree Risk-Benefit Validator, allowing me to assess risk posed by trees using the VALID system. VALID is the only tree risk system that has been built with a Professor in risk and the natural environment.

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Supported by a variety of bespoke technology and services; Pear Technology mapping software, Trimble Global Positioning System hardware, TreeCalc structural analysis software, Visual Tree Assessment (VTA) trained.

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Trained Quantified Tree Risk Assessment (QTRA) user. The Quantified Tree Risk Assessment (QTRA) system applies established and accepted risk management principles to tree safety management.

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Professional indemnity insurance for arboriculture consultancy and tree surveying with an indemnity limit of £500,000. Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) enhanced certificate holder for extra peace of mind.


Clear, cost-effective tree surveys, tree reports and arboricultural advice.

Tree Safety Surveys & Reports

Liability tree reports helps tree owners and managers meet their legal obligation in regard to tree safety. Working to the National Tree Safety Group guidelines we can assist you in striking the right balance between tree risk management and the financial and environmental costs of tree work. See our Guide to Tree Safety Reports

BS5837:2012 Surveys & Reports

Typically a mandatory planning requirement where trees are present and representing the foundation of the ‘Trees in relation to design, demolition and construction’ framework. The initial development report details in writing the vegetation on site accompanied by a Tree Constraints Plan. See our Guide to BS5837 Surveys and Reports

Arboricultural Impact Assessments

Having taken into consideration the findings of the original BS5837 tree report a design proposal is then formulated. As your project arboriculturalist we will then assess the impact of your design and make recommendations to assist with the planning application. See our Guide to BS5837 Surveys and Reports

Arboricultural Method Statements

Once approved, the planning application will be conditioned requiring the details of any tree works, as well as protection measures for retained trees. The Arboricultural Method Statement will provide this information in a single document accompanied by a Tree Protection Plan. See our Guide to BS5837 Surveys and Reports

Tree Preservation Order Advice

Acting in contravention of a Tree Preservation Order (TPO) is a legal offence. Similar protections also apply to most trees growing in Conservation Areas. Watson Lindsey Arboriculture can assist you in effectively managing such trees whilst staying on the right side of the law.

Tree Pruning & Tree Planting Advice

Whether you wish to prune trees for practical or aesthetic reasons, or plant trees for future generations to enjoy we are there to help. Working to the BSI standards of BS3998: 2010 Tree work – Recommendations, and BS8545: 2014 Trees: from nursery to independence in the landscape.

Decay Detection Diagnostics

Where desirable trees pose risks due to decay it’s often necessary to accurately assess the extent of deterioration. Either through inhouse solutions or via our industry partners we can provide decay detection drilling, sonic tomography, compressed air soil displacement and stability modelling.

Comprehensive Regional Service

Covering from Hull and the Humber in the north, to Newark and Doncaster in the west, and to Boston and Grantham in the south. Comprehensive Lincolnshire-wide service including Lincoln, Gainsborough, Scunthorpe, Skegness, East and West Lindsey, North and South Kesteven.

Subsidence & Tree Rooting Issues

Tree roots can damage underground structures such as foundations and drains, in a number of ways. To ascertain if a tree is causing damage, and what can be done about it, often requires input from an arboriculturist and/or a structural engineer. Please contact us for a free initial consultation, or see our guide to Subsidence & Tree Rooting Issues.

Mortgage & Insurance Reports

Such financial institutions have a vested interest in the condition of properties for which they are providing related services. As trees can harm buildings in several ways (e.g. via tree failure, or tree induced subsidence) such stakeholders may require a tree safety survey and report on any trees within influencing distance of the property.

Customer Testimonials

  • Peter Welch, JH Walter

    I am always impressed by his dedication and understanding of the requirements in terms of achieving planning approval. He is approachable and honest with his assessments and advice

    Peter Welch, Architectural Designer, JH Walter, Lincoln
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    Dan was very knowledgeable and thorough... We received a clear report with clear recommendations which enabled us to get consent for works to our protected tree.

    Mrs Bentley, Private Customer, Brigg
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    Dan was very knowledgeable and thorough... We received a clear report with clear recommendations which enabled us to get consent for works to our protected tree.

    Catherine Bentley, Private Customer, Brigg
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    ...incredibly helpful, knowledgeable and insightful about our options... I can’t recommend Dan enough. He’s passionate and goes over and above the level of service we had expected

    Mrs Davies, Private Customer, Market Rasen
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    Excellent service and very professional

    Gemma Ofori, Birtwhistle Landscaping, Barrow Upon Humber
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    We called Watson Lindsey Arboriculture to get some advice and were immediately impressed by how engaged Dan was, and how he was able to quickly understand what we needed to know and break it down for us.

    Ian Cleary, Private Customer
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    Dan is incredibly knowledgeable and thorough, but with a pragmatic and realistic approach. We found the tree survey reports that he produced for us to be really detailed but also clear and easy to understand.

    Hannah Jones, Private Customer

News and Updates

Blogging about logs and Tweeting about trees. Here are some things you’ll find rooting to read...

Guide to Subsidence and Tree Rooting Issues

Our new guide talk about how tree roots have the potential to damage underground structures such as foundations and underground services and the likelihood of it happening.

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Caistor Tree Trail

I will be leading a guided walk on Saturday 24th September 2022 to launch the Caistor Tree Trail. A trail guide is available from Caistor Arts & Heritage Centre. Thanks to Systematic and the Woodland Trust.

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Tree Planting in Caistor

With the Caistor Go2 Environmental Group and local residents we planted 200 trees on Saturday 20th November. Stewart Wall from the Caistor Citizen kindly documented the morning. Read all about it on the Caistor Citizen site.

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Meripilus + Beech = Fell?

There are few topics on which the arboricultural community is so divided as the effects of Meripilus Giganteus on the structural stability of Beech trees.

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Trees: Risk and Responsibility

Wise words from our friends in North Wales that Lincolnshire landowners would do well to heed. This Dragon Tree Services blog gives a succinct overview of safety obligations for tree owners and managers.

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Keep in touch with us

Need a free quotation, initial consultation, or a general chat about trees? Please call me or drop me a line...

07779 071 638

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