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Since 2000, the independent arboricultural consultants at JP Associates have been helping clients across the south of England to achieve the results they want from their land – whether that is to manage or improve their existing tree stock, plant new trees to create or conserve landscapes, manage trees in an urban area, or to profit from it through development or leisure pursuits.

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JP Associates: independent arboricultural consultancy

JPA is committed to providing independent, informed and objective advice, effective action plans and practical support – all delivered in a friendly and collaborative manner. 

Founder Jeremy Peirce MICFor is a seasoned arboriculturist with a background in land management, agriculture and woodland management, making him uniquely placed to advise on a wide range of green matters. But he also understands the planning system and can negotiate a balanced course through the often-conflicting demands of nature, people and commerce.

Over the years he has built up a team of experienced consultants with in-depth silvicultural knowledge and can also call on designers, engineers, ecologists, building surveyors and Japanese knotweed experts. In July 2015 Jeremy also qualified as an amenity agronomist with a specialism in invasive and injurious weeds. In 2019 he became a chartered arboriculturist through the Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF). One of our regular consultants, as well as being an experienced arboriculturist, is also an Advanced user of the QTRA (Quantified Tree Risk Assessment) system.

Together, we offer a portfolio of services that can help developers, urban tree managers, homeowners and estate managers tackle a range of challenges with trees and hedgerows, building projects, and urban and rural landscapes:

A friendly, consultative approach

We believe that a close working relationship with our clients is essential to achieving the results you want. You’ll find us friendly and plain-speaking - we strive to make what can be a frustrating process run as smoothly as possible.

In the initial discussion phase we’ll make sure we fully understand your objectives and priorities, then work closely with you throughout your project.

This approach has benefited clients of all sizes over the past 15 years - from national developers, local authorities and urban tree managers to private estate owners, small developers and individual homeowners.

Read about some of our projects here. 

If you’d like to achieve similar results, please don’t hesitate to call us on 01884 258430 for a friendly, no-obligation chat.

Quality and safety

At JP Associates, we are proud of our independent professional reputation and strive to pursue ‘best practice’ throughout our operations. To this end, in 2011 we achieved ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 accreditation for our business and environmental management systems and although in 2020 we have decided not to renew our accreditation, we strive to improve on the good practice embedded in our Business Systems Manual.

Our comprehensive Health & Safety Policy has been provided by H&S advisor Tony Lane of AM Lane Ltd, a Registered H&S Consultant with more than 20 years’ experience in arboriculture and providing health and safety advice to tree surgery, forestry and landscape businesses. All of our consultants hold CSCS cards.

To further reassure clients, all JP Associates' work is covered by a comprehensive suite of insurance policies  including £5m professional indemnity. In addition, we are certified SMAS Worksafe Consultants and are Constructionline Silver level suppliers. Two of our associate consultants are Advanced QTRA Licensed Users and all are members of the Arboricultural Association

To underpin this ethos, we run a full CAD program and GIS system to allow us to produce plans and other documents in a variety of formats.

For further information, please see our terms and conditions.

Well-connected industry leaders, committed to continued learning

We are committed to professional development for staff - British Standard seminars and courses on woodland management, ecology, pests and diseases and the effects of climate change on urban tree stock, are just a few examples of our CPD. In June 2015 Jeremy successfully completed his BASIS training and became a registered amenity agronomist with a specialism in injurious weeds and invasive species. In 2019 he became a chartered arboriculturist with the ICF.

We are also keen to network with people from all disciplines who have an interest in trees, hedges, land and habitats.

Jeremy is on the South West committee of the Trees and Design Action Group (TDAG), a pioneering group of professionals promoting the sustainable use of trees in the designed environment. In May 2015 Jeremy was invited by The Woodland Trust to represent TDAG on the steering group coordinating its national Charter for Trees.

Key Team Members

Jeremy Peirce

Jeremy Peirce

BsC Hons, MICFor, MArborA, director

Began his career in agriculture 30 years ago. Moved into land management, did a stint as a woodsman and has worked in arboriculture ever since (has long since hung up his chainsaw). Loves music - yep, used to be in a band - a bit of a gadget addict and likes disappearing to the coast in his latest campervan.

Practice Manager

Practice Manager

Bringer of order and coffee. Can write a bit.

Chris Hawley

Chris Hawley

MArborA, associate consultant & project manager

Became interested and involved in arboriculture after a career u-turn and hasn't looked back since. Contracting came before consultancy, now has extensive knowledge of trees and their idiosyncrasies. Is particularly knowledgeable about tree pests and diseases.  Fairly serious about cycling, dabbles in table tennis and is a committed veg-grower.