Arboricultural Plans

We can convert your tree surveys into fully drawn up plans in AutoCAD format (.dwg) and PDF.

Arboricultural Plans

Using AutoCAD together with AxciScape (developed by Chris Skellern), we can plot a wide range of tree attributes including Uneven Crown Spread, BS Retention Categories and Root Protection Area.

Tree Constraints Plans

These show accurate crown spreads, root protection areas, categories and tree numbers and are usually based on the existing site drawing.

Tree Protection Plans

These are a progression of the Tree Constraints Plans, and usually show the proposed site layout together with any proposed tree protection measures and tree removals.

All we need from you is:


A Site Plan – This will normally be your client’s topographical survey, as a CAD file (e.g. .dwg).

Your Tree Survey Schedule – Ideally in our standard spreadsheet (see below).

A Marked Up Plan – Showing us which tree is which, and the direction of North. This can come as a scan, marked up paper copy in the post or a marked up PDF or similar.

Tree Constraints Plan (to BS5837:2012)

To make the process as efficient and cost effective as possible, we have provided a ‘standard’ spreadsheet that you can use for your tree surveys. Please contact us for a copy of this spreadsheet.

We will then produce a basic Tree Constraints Plan (TCP) that would look something like this:

Tree Constraints Plan (TCP)
Tree Constraints Plan (TCP)

Tree Protection Plan

From this we can then overlay your client’s proposed site plan, and work with you to produce a Tree Protection Plan (TPP) if needed, showing tree protection fencing, temporary ground protection and no dig construction etc.

Tree Protection Plan
Tree Protection Plan (TTP)

The Final Product

We will also produce a key that can be placed onto the drawing, with all of your contact details, and details of how to read the plan. Here’s an example:

Example of a Key with Your Logo

Below is an example of a finalised plan:

Example Tree Protection Finalised Plan
We can help

Already producing some of your own plans?

Are you already producing some of your own plans using the likes of AxciScape, arbEvolve, Pear Technology or OTISS but would like more help with scaling the drawings, setting up drawing sheets, overlaying proposals and adding tree protection details? We can help, please get in touch.

Some of our Happy Clients

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“Mad March Hare provide an invaluable service, providing the professional looking plans I need and helping iron out any glitches and problems. It’s like having an extra member of staff and I can’t think how I would get along without them.”

Simon Hawkins

Merewood Arboricultural Consultancy Services

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I have been using Mad March Hare’s CAD services very regularly for the last 8 years. Alex and his team provide me with very clear arboricultural plans suitable for submission in support of planning applications. Timescales are clearly stated, and drawings are always received on time. They are versatile and happy to accommodate whatever bespoke requirements are needed for the particular project.


Jon Coe Tree Consultancy Ltd

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Alex and his team are friendly and helpful, they produce professional plans swiftly and efficiently and are willing to go the extra mile, I don’t hesitate in recommending their services.

Stuart Roberts

Assured Trees Ltd

Wilson Tree Surveys

Alex and his team provide professional looking plans and are happy to provide bespoke elements as required. Timescales are reliable and clearly set out, and they are happy to accommodate work at short notice when possible.

Richard Wilson

Wilson Tree Surveys

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We’ve been working with Mad March Hare for over ten years. They are reliable, friendly and professional. Highly recommended!


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“I have been working with Alex and his team for several years and I cannot recommend them highly enough. Mad March Hare has a good working knowledge of arboricultural matters which is reflected in their high quality CAD work. Alex’s work is not only very professional but he is also extremely accommodating which has been invaluable to my consultancy business over the years.”

Fiona Bradshaw

Sylva Consultancy

Hillside arboricultural consultants

At Hillside Trees we have been using Mad March Hare for all our CAD work – mainly producing Tree Constraints Plans and Tree Protection Plans – for more than 15 years.

Alex and his team are unfailingly professional in their work and always produce high quality results even when faced with less than ideal base plans. Their attention to detail is excellent and they always deliver on time. The service we get is second to none and we have never had cause to consider using another supplier.”

Alister Rankine

Director, Hillside Trees Ltd

Interested in our arboricultural plans? Get in touch.