How to do a survey for reLEAF

Before you start, contact releaf@nullzeroch.org for a list of streets and areas of land still to be surveyed.

Take photographs of each site.

You might find it helpful to use openstreetmap.org to mark each of the potential planting sites on

Draw up a plan of each site as it is at the moment. This can be hand drawn & then scanned. On your plan record:

  • Parish council land / roadside verge
  • Drains or manhole covers – the position of them or the fact there aren’t any visible
  • Overhead wires – the position of them or the fact there aren’t any Streetlights – the position of them or the fact there aren’t any
  • Paths
  • Unofficial paths
  • Fences, walls, gates
  • Road name & numbers of houses that are on the boundary
  • Windows that look on to the area
  • Trees already present – approx height and diameter of canopy. Identify the trees if you can
  • Other vegetation already present
  • Draw on a North arrow
  • Mark approximate dimensions (pacing is good enough)

If you have suggestions of what trees would be appropriate for the site please make them (but not on the plan)

Put your photographs, plans and suggestions into one clearly named document for each street eg Roadside verges Willis Road

Send your survey to releaf@nullzeroch.org