Looking for expertise on tree issues? You've come to the right place!
       Looking for expertise on tree issues?                 You've come to the right place!

Welcome to Duramen Consulting Ltd.

Trees can be a valuable element of a property but can play a role in disputes to the extent that solicitors are engaged. Expert opinion on arboricultural matters is often useful to help resolve such disputes.

Our principal consultant, Dr Jon Heuch, has been involved as an Arboricultural Expert Witness in both civil and criminal cases dealing with :

  • Property damage as a result of tree root activity i.e. Subsidence & Heave
  • Compensation following damage to trees (civil and criminal)
  • Valuation of amenity trees for compensation purposes
  • Personal and property injury from both tree and branch failure and disruption to patios, walls and footpaths
  • Planning applications and appeals
  • Tree Preservation Order applications and appeals
  • Tree Preservation Order prosecutions & defences (i.e. criminal court)
  • Trading Standards prosecutions & defences (i.e. criminal court)
  • Professional Standards and Indemnity Claims
Jon Heuch was a trustee of the Arboricultural Assocation 2007-2016 serving as Vice Chairman 2008-2009 and Chair 2009-2010.

He was an examiner for the Professional Diploma in Arboriculture 2008-2012, serves as a membership assessor for the Institute of Chartered Foresters, represents the Institute of Chartered Foresters and the Arboriculture Association on the Forestry Commission's Tree Health Advisory Group and the Institute of Chartered Foresters on DEFRA's Tree Health Policy Group. He maintains the online advice for Chartered Surveyors (RICS) dealing with Tree Preservation Orders (TPO) and High Hedges at www.isurv.com.

Sheffield Park

Stunning autumn colours.

New York, New York .....so good they named it twice...

Nice view: in the right place & at certain times of year trees can be pretty stunning!

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We are located at:

Duramen Consulting Ltd

Brenchley Mews

Charing, Ashford

TN27 0JW

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