Cherry Tree Ecology Ltd. offers comprehensive ecological services at competitive rates. We are based in Dorset and can offer services throughout the UK, working extensively across Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Devon, Somerset, Surrey and West Sussex.


All surveys are carried out by fully insured, experienced ecologists holding the relevant Natural England licenses.


We are able to offer:

  • Preliminary Ecological Appraisal (Biodiversity Assessment).

  • Protected species surveys such as great crested newts, dormice, reptiles, bats, badgers, water voles and otters.

  • Mitigation and Licensing.

  • Ecological Impact Assessment

  • Information for Habitats Regulations Assessments

  • Ecological Mitigation and Management Plans.

  • On-site works including ecological clerk of works, species translocation, watching briefs and tool box talks.

  • Suitably Qualified Ecologist for ecology sections of BREEAM and Code for Suitable Homes.


Please contact us on info@cherrytree-ecology.co.uk or 01202 247983 to discuss your project.

Preliminary Ecological Appraisal

Preliminary Ecological Appraisal (PEA) is a rapid assessment of the ecological features present, within a site and its surrounding area in relation to a proposed development. A PEA normally comprises a desk study and a walkover survey. The aims of the PEA are to identify potential ecological constraints, further surveys that may be required, mitigation measures likely to be needed and opportunities for ecological enhancement of the site in line with current policy.

Our ecological assessments including report are priced from £250 + data search fees 

for small to medium size sites. 


Protected Species Surveys

We undertake various species specific surveys such as bat emergence surveys

EcIA and HRA

We can write Ecological Impact Assessment and Information for Habitats Regulations Assessment reports

Biodiversity Appraisals

We are very experienced working with the current Dorset Biodiversity Appraisal Protocol and can assist with Biodiversity Appraisals/Surveys and Biodiversity  Plans to be submitted to the Dorset  Council Natural Environment Team to get your certificate for planning. 

Other Services

We provide a variety of other ecological services such as BREEAM/ CSH ecology assessments, invasive plant control, Ecological Clerk of Works and Ecological Mitigation and Enhancement Plans