Our Role

At Ligna Consultancy we consider ourselves to be forward thinking, adaptive, problem solvers; helping our clients to navigate the arboricultural aspects of their development project, avoiding the costly and time-consuming delays which can often result from the improper assessment of a site’s trees.

For more information on how we can help your project successfully obtain planning permission, please see our 'Services' section below…


Situated centrally within East Anglia, we have good links to Cambridge, Bury St Edmunds, Norwich and Ipswich.

Owing to our location, most of our clients are in Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Norfolk and Essex, but due to our proximity to the A14 and M11, we are also able to assist clients as far afield as London.

Our Work

We assist our clients on a wide range of projects, undertaking BS5837 tree surveys and providing arboricultural impact assessments, constraints plans and tree protection schemes for architects, developers and homeowners.

Working collaboratively with the project’s design team, we are able to address potential tree related planning issues prior to the submission of an application, resulting in a speedy and successful passage through the planning system.

Our Services

Please select the scenario which best describes yourself...

Architect / Developer / Planning Agent

No matter the size of your project, we are able to successfully guide you through the arboricultural aspects of the planning process in a swift and professional manner.

Whether you are in need of a tree survey, arboricultural impact assessment, tree protection scheme, or advice other advice relating to trees within the planning system, we are able to assist...

Planting Schemes / Soft Landscaping Schemes

Require a soft landscaping scheme for planning purposes? We are regularly involved in the design of reliable, cost efficient, low maintenance planting schemes.

Our previous projects include the resolving of boundary treatment issues, specification of mitigative planting, and the design of rooftop tree plantings.

Free Initial Consultation...

If you would like more information, or wish to be provided with a quote, please do get in touch


We provide consultancy services throughout East Anglia; including Cambridge, Bury St Edmunds, Norwich and Ipswich.


For an initial consultation, free of charge, please fill out the enquiry form below:


Very professional service, delivered quickly and to a high standard. I needed a simple Arboricultural Method Statement to protect a single tree during construction works, and the information provided was perfect for the task. Ben was very helpful when discussing the project, before and after his appointment. I will be using Ligna again in the future.
Matt Plummer - Tree Protection Scheme - Ely, Cambridgeshire
Perfect outcome after Ligna Consultancy did their part for me.
I got into contact with Ben @ Ligna Consultancy after I had an initial application refused to remove a tree from the vicinity of my house. Ben was willing to take my case on for me and we were granted access after the report which Ben provided. Ben did the hard work and contacted the relevant persons after the detailed report was sent off. Very happy with the service I received and I would recommend the company to anyone in my situation.
Kevin Hills - Application to a TPO Tree - Little Downham, Cambridgeshire
Would highly recommend Ligna Consultancy Ltd
Great communication, speedy service and a thorough report provided within a very short deadline. Would highly recommend Ligna Consultancy Ltd. Many thanks!
A Utting - BS5837 Tree Survey & Arboricultural Impact Assessment - Norwich, Norfolk