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Enthusiastic Future Arboriculturist.
At the end of October we were helped out at AWA Trees by Elva Preston. Elva is currently studying Environmental Science at the University of Birmingham, and wanted some work experience as she is considering arboricultural consultancy as a career, following her degree.
After her time with us, Elva wrote us this lyrical account of her first impressions of professional arboriculture:
Arboriculture. A word few have heard of, but is so important to our lives. The combination of helping the planet and the people was enough to get me hooked; spending endless hours surrounded by nature; then more brain racking hours writing, researching and concluding. The reward of a finished cycle, rough paper maps turn to pristine computer built precision. Repetitiveness and non repetitiveness are its pros and cons. Diversity at its best, travelling the country, putting up with all weather. A job that ticks all the boxes for me. This is arboriculture, the perfect but unknown.