About Us

Cherry Tree Ecology has a skilled and experienced team of ecological consultants. Cherry Tree Ecology is a registered Practice with the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM). We operate via a team of full-time staff, and a wide network of associates, together covering all taxonomic groups, habitats and disciplines.


We are insured and our team are trained first aiders, with CSCS/ROLO cards, and they are full members of CIEEM and bound by their professional code of conduct. We have a 100% track record in obtaining EPS mitigation licenses.


Our Principal Ecologist Sophie Smith has been working as an Ecological Consultant for over 15 years, beginning her career at RPS, working at ADAS, Lindsay Carrington Ecological Services and EPR as a Senior and Principal Ecologist. She holds survey licenses for dormice, smooth snake, sand lizards, barn owl, great crested newts and mitigation licenses for these species as well as badgers and water voles (Sophie holds a water vole displacement class licence).


Sophie is a full Member of CIEEM, her experience spans housing, business and employment, rail and road infrastructure, utilities, and renewables. With over a decade of experience in environmental consultancy, Sophie takes a pragmatic and proportional approach to each project. She will ensure you remain compliant with all ecology legislation and environmental planning policy framework.


We are a highly qualified, dedicated experienced team and take pride in our friendly, communicative service, delivering professional reports at a reasonable cost, whatever the size of your project.


Cherry Tree Ecology work with a variety of Clients, including:

  • Developers

  • Architects

  • Planners

  • Householders for single dwellings / conversions

  • Other ecological consultancies

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