Tree effect analysis (TEA)

An important component in structural (re)development of small -or large scale areas is taking inventory of the current situation and the associated values. In many situations policy defines that a Tree Effect Analysis is needed to elucidate the consequences of (re)development with regard to the existing trees.

The goal of such a study is that a tree (or multiple trees) can be preserved permanently in the present form and at the same location in the context of the envisaged activities. For sustainable management this covers a period of more than 10-15 years, during which the current pattern of growth will not significantly change.

Based on fieldwork and submitted project data, a careful examination takes place of all individual trees which could be affected during the proposed activities. Afterwards, the possible effects of the project on the trees are evaluated. If sustainable management of the trees is not possible, alternatives to avoid and limit damages are proposed.