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Tree climbing & IRATA surveys for bats

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At Bagshaw Ecology we specialise in carrying out aerial inspections of trees, bridges and other artificial structures for roosting bats.

The recommendation of an aerial bat survey in regard to the removal of trees and/or artificial structures is increasingly required due to planning policy. An aerial inspection can provide a greater level of detail than traditional survey methods, and furthermore can prove less time consuming and costly, as it negates the requirement for large numbers of surveyors for dusk/dawn activity surveys.

Our consultants are qualified tree climbers, holding NPTC tickets in tree climbing and aerial rescue, and Natural England bat licences. Our principal consultant, David Watts, also holds an IRATA (Industrial Rope Access Trade Association) qualification, making him one of the few licensed bat workers in the country qualified to access large built structures, such as bridges, aqueducts and mill chimneys.


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Aerial Tree Inspection at Wentworth Castle, Barnsley

Based in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, we regularly provide climbed bat surveys of trees, buildings and bridges across Yorkshire, Lancashire and Cumbria, although we regularly undertake projects throughout the rest of the UK.