I am a Chartered Arboriculturist and a
Registered Consultant with the Institute of Chartered Foresters. I have worked
within the tree care profession for 16 years. My work ranges from individual
expert tree inspections to managing trees on major multimillion pound housing
and park developments and highway and infrastructure projects. My work often
involves trees with Preservation Orders, insurance claims, subsidence claims
and litigation. In 2010 I obtained an MSc in Arboriculture and Urban Forestry
(with distinction), also gaining the top student award, and have had articles
published in industry magazines and have original research published by the UK
Membership of Professional Bodies
Professional Member and Registered Consultant
of the Institute of Chartered Foresters
Associate of the Institute of Ecology
and Environmental Management
Education and Qualifications
MSc Arboriculture and Urban Forestry
of Central Lancashire -
Myerscough College. 2006 -2009
BSc (Hons) Environmental Conservation 2:1. Sheffield Hallam University.
National Diploma in Arboriculture University
of Lincoln/ Riseholme.1996-1998
Consulting Arboriculturist at JCA Ltd. Halifax, Yorkshire 2005
Freelance Arborist. Sheffield,
South Yorkshire 2002 - 2005
Arborist for AAA Arbor /Sydney City Council Australia 2001- 2002
Arborist for The Tree Surgeon, Brisbane, Australia 2000-
Groundsman/Climber at Lindsey Tree Services, Grimsby, Lincolnshire
Groundsman/Climber at Freelance Baumpflege, Frankfurt, Germany
Freelance Groundsman/Climber for various
companies, Lincoln Area 1996-1998
Training, Awards & Qualifications
University of Central Lancashire 2010
Bats and Bat Surveys- a foundation course for
ecological consultants. BCT 2007
Arboriculture & Bats: A Guide for
Practitioners BCT and AA 2007
CPRE: Prize for best BSc dissertation on the
theme of land management 2006
My work as an Chartered Arboriculturist (tree consultant) covers a wide range of projects. My workload includes tree safety surveys, the management of trees on development sites - including tree reports for development, arboricultural implication assessments and arboricultural method statements (BS: 5837), as well as meetings, public liaison, planning and design advice, statutory control advice (including Tree Preservation Orders - TPO’s or Trees in Conservation Areas), tree expert for subsidence advice and surveys and tree expert for legal and personal injury cases.
Just a few of the jobs I've undertaken recently include:
Sheffield Research Centre, Arthur Willis Building:
Tree survey, reporting and advice on trees within TPO’d woodland off Northumberland Road in central Sheffield within the grounds of University of Sheffield's new environmental research centre, including works program and supervision of contractors.
Tinsley Link Road Project, Sheffield:
Tree survey, report and advice, with regard to trees near and on a proposed major new link road development near Meadowhall, Sheffield.
Springfield Centre, Grimsby:
Management of trees on development sites including tree survey, reporting and advice on TPO’d trees with regard to two sites, a Medical Centre and a Local Community Centre, 300m from one another, located on the outskirts of Grimsby. Successfully incorporating several mature existing trees into the new development.
Care Home Development, Darfield, Barnsley
Tree survey and report for planning & development (BS5837 Tree Survey) at Havenfield Lodge Care Home, Barnsley, South Yorkshire. Providing specialist advice on building a new building next to existing trees.
Park and Ride Development at Dore and Totley Rail Station, Sheffield:
Tree survey, reporting and advice for the new Park and Ride at Dore and Totley rail station, Sheffield.Proposed development is to be built on the former Garden Centre site next to the station.
A46 Newark to Widmerpool Improvement:
Arboricultural consultant providing tree management advice on a 28km section of the A46 road undergoing major works including entirely new dual carriageway, most of it off-line, to replace the old road, going through several semi-ancient and TPO’d woodlands. This work included tree inspections and hazard evaluation and management of veteran trees.
Former Five Arches PH, Herries Rd, Sheffield:
Tree survey, reporting and advice for a new care home for elderly people on the site of a former Sheffield pub, Five Arches, Herries Rd, Sheffield.
Olympia Park, Selby:
Tree survey, reporting and advice for the proposed Olympia Park development; consisting of 1,000 new homes on brown-field land, near Selby, Yorkshire.
Manchester’s Building schools for the Future:
Providing tree surveys reports and advice on the creation of 8 new secondary school buildings and facilities within existing established tree and wooded areas.
Fox Hill Development, Sheffield:
Tree survey, reporting and advice for a new residential development in the Wadsley Bridge area of Sheffield.
Youth Centres Developed in Doncaster:
Tree Survey to BS5837, for the development and improvement of the Bentley and Tom Hill Youth Centres in Doncaster, South Yorkshire.
Primary School Redesign in Nottingham:
A Tree Method Statement & Advice for the successful retention of several mature trees at a development at the Cantrell Primary School in Nottingham.
Bawtry Road Development in Rotherham:
Tree survey and advice to successfully build a car park next to a mature TPO’d Beech tree on Bawtry Road in Rotherham, South Yorkshire.
British Waterways, South Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire:
Tree safety survey covering over 300 miles of British Waterway’s land, in the South Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire area, this included providing tree work recommendations and ecology/bat surveys of selected areas.
Chevin Housing Association, Yorkshire:
Tree management for large charitable housing association in Yorkshire, including safety surveys and works organization.
Worsbrough Hall Development, Barnsley:
Survey, reporting and advice on trees within grounds of Grade: II Listed Building at Worsbrough, Barnsley, South Yorkshire. With regard to a new housing development and woodland management, including tree management of a protected double avenue of 60 mature lime trees, which lead towards the Hall and section of semi-natural woodland.