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Barnes & Associates Arboricultural and Landscape Consultants Ian & Sue Barnes

About Us

Barnes & Associates; providing advice in modern tree and landscape management techniques in both the domestic and commercial sectors. Established since 1989 both partners have extensive experience.


Our lead arboricultural consultant is Ian Barnes he is a Arboricultural Assocation Registered Consultant (AARC), Fellow of the Arboricultural Assocation, Professional Member of the Consulting Arborist Society, Chartered Environmentalist and a Chartered Horticulturalist.


Our lead landscape consultant  / designer is Sue Barnes she is a Chartered Landscape Architect, Chartered Environmentalist , Fellow of the Arboricultural Assocation,   and a chartered member of the Institute of Horticulture.


Our advisory service has evolved to cover large and small projects, including development site assessment and management, complex planning applications and appeals, in addition to other areas of arboricultural and landscape expertise.

We have strived to develop a holistic approach to tree and landscape management through detailed tree survey /assessment programmes, which allow for the sympathetic and economical retention of tree cover where appropriate.

The management of trees within development sites is a major sector of our work. We supply BS5837 tree reports, impact plans and method statements.


Through consultation with architects, engineers and planners, we can assist in the safer retention of trees allowing developments to blend in with the environment surrounding them - thus minimising their impact upon the broader landscape, significantly increasing their market value.


We provide landscape consultancy services  for development and commercial sites working closely with ecologists to increase habitat potential.  We provide landscape concept and  planting plans, plant schedules and specifications for commercial and domestic clients. Dealing with Landscape planning conditions.


We provide advance level 3 Tree surveys including; specialist decay assessments of trees using state of the art technology, Picus Sonic Tomography, Picus Treetronic, Arbosonic, along with Tree static pull tests and tree stability tests, we also use thermal cameras.


Information on the level 3 assessments  are availbale in the news section or contact us for more information.


We provide a national service for our clients who often have several schemes throughout the Uk


Working mostly in Yorkshire  and Humberside though cover amongst others Harrogate, Leeds, York, Boroughbridge, Wakefield,Hull, Selby, Northallerton, Durham, Newcastle.