using the Resistograph for decay detection & assessment
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Arboricultural Consultants & Tree Surveyors

Specialist Tree Services since 1986

Testing with the Sonic Tomograph for tree decay

Testing for tree decay using a Sonic Tomograph

RGS is a dedicated arboricultural practice with a long history of involvement in both arboriculture and horticulture. We operate throughout the UK from our main office in the East Midlands.

We provide services to a wide range of clients including developers and architects, estate managers, schools and colleges, local authorities and private home owners.


25 years of tree inspection-RGS tree inspection symbol

Our aims and objectives

  • To promote the virtues and advantages of trees within the urban and rural landscape
  • To maintain a pragmatic approach to what is realistic and practicable in respect of tree retention in the context of new development
  • To consistently supply a service that is prompt and efficient, reliable and cost effective
  • To ensure that trees are managed in such a way that balances public safety with amenity and conservation of habitats
  • To provide training opportunities to arboriculture students through our relationship with a leading university college where Robert Yates has previously had a role as a part time lecturer
  • To raise awareness of the unique role that veteran trees play in the ecosystem, and the historic and cultural value that they represent
Tree surveying & management for large estates

Tree surveying & management for large estates

Historical site surveys of trees undertaken

Historic site surveys - See case study 1

Ecological and arboricultural surveys undertaken

Tree Risk Assessment on sites of high public presence

Arboricultural Information

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