What is a botanical survey?
Botanical survey is the generic name given to a suite of survey types that look at the plants / vegetation on your site.
They comprise of surveys such as National Vegetation Classification (NVC) surveys, habitat specific plant surveys and protected plant species surveys, all of which are tailored to suit the needs of your site.
When do I need to get in touch?
These surveys are usually recommended within a Preliminary Ecological Assessment / Phase 1 Survey.
However, if you know you require a botanical survey have a look below to see what our primary botanical services are, then simply get in touch and we can discuss your options and provide you with a free quote. As always if it’s not listed please get in touch as we are usually able to accommodate requests.
Botanical surveys as best undertaken in the growing season April to October, but some habitats such as woodlands are best done in the spring, and moorland for example can be done in the autumn months.
How can EcoNorth Help Me?
We have a wide range of experience when it comes to vegetation surveying with specific expert knowledge of upland habitats (e.g. bogs, mires and moorland), woodlands, grasslands and brownfield as well as all coastal and river systems.
We produce detailed reports from our survey results, providing clear constructive mitigation advice on protection.
NVC: These detailed botanical surveys are important where protected habitats or plants could be present.
Hedgerow: Hedgerow surveys (HEGs) can also be requested by planning authorities and we can undertake suitable surveys for your specific circumstances.
Invasive Species: The presence of invasive alien species (e.g. Japanese knotweed, Himalayan balsam, New Zealand pigmyweed, giant hogweed etc.) can also be a major issue on some sites. We can identify these plants, help you decide on appropriate control strategies and undertake them on your behalf.