OUR TEAM

Adam Winson


Chartered Arboriculturist, MSc, BSc (Hons), ND, MICFor, MArborA, ACIEEM, QTRA Registered

Adam is the company Director and Principle Consultant. He has a mix of the highest level academic qualifications and relevant work experience. He has worked within the tree care profession for over 20 years, and was awarded an MSc in Arboriculture and Urban Forestry, with distinction and the ICF award.

Adam is a Chartered Arboriculturist and a Registered Consultant with the Institute of Chartered Foresters, a Professional Member of the Arboricultural Association and has original research published by the UK Forestry Commission. His work ranges from individual expert tree inspections to managing trees on major multimillion pound housing developments and infrastructure projects. His work often involves trees with preservation orders or litigation, and he has appeared as a tree expert, at planning appeal hearings up to the Crown Court.

James Brown


BSc (Hons) Arboriculture. MArborA. PTI - Professional Tree Inspection (Lantra)

James has a BSc (Hons) in Arboriculture, attaining first class honours, as well as being awarded the Institute of Chartered Forester’s Student award. James joined AWA after working in Europe’s largest tree nursery and Local Authority tree officer work, for Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council. He is a Professional Member of the Arboricultural Association and an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Foresters, working towards becoming a Chartered Arboriculturist. His main work consists of tree surveys for development projects, involving tree inspections, the preparation of Tree Reports, Arboricultural Impact Assessments and Tree Protection Schemes to BS 5837:2012.

Dave Farmer


FdSc (Arb).Tech.Arbor.A. PTI - Professional Tree Inspection (Lantra)

Dave has a Foundation Degree in Arboriculture with Distinction, and is qualified in Professional Tree Inspection (Lantra). He joined AWA Tree Consultants after many years of experience within the tree care profession, including managing teams of arborists and lecturing in arboriculture at one of the leading land-based colleges in the UK. He is an Technician Member of the Arboricultural Association and an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Foresters. His work focuses on undertaking BS5837:2012 tree surveys for development projects, tree risk assessments, identifying and diagnosing potential tree problems, and recommending appropriate treatments and work programmes.

Dr Felicity Stout


Ph.D, MA, BA (hons), Cert Ed (Forestry) (Level 4), OCN Social Forestry (Level 3), TechArborA. PTI - Professional Tree Inspection (Lantra)

Felicity has worked in the tree care profession for the last 10 years. She has a Certificate in Higher Education in Forestry, with a particular focus on Urban Forestry. As well as working part-time with AWA, Felicity is the Tree Conservation Officer for the Peak District National Park Authority. She has previous practical tree surgery experience is also a qualified and experienced Social Forestry practitioner, having provided consultancy and project management services to a variety of public and private sector clients. Felicity has a PhD in Early Modern History, with a particular interest in the history of woodland and tree management and has published in The Arboricultural Journal on this subject. Her work focuses on woodland and tree management; this involves tree inspections and surveys, the preparation of Tree Reports and Management Plans.

Tom Readman


Cert Arb L3, Level 4 Forestry and Arboriculture, TechArborA

Tom joined AWA from his previous role as a tree surveyor with Harrogate Borough Council, where he undertook tree risk surveys at a range of sites – including housing, highway and public open spaces – and prescribed suitable works. Tom also has extensive previous experience as a climbing arborist. Tom achieved at Distinction Star, and was recognised as the student of the year, in the Extended Diploma in Forestry and Arboriculture and is now completing a Foundation Degree in Arboriculture, while working at AWA. Tom's work focuses on tree risk surveys and accurate tree data collection for development projects to BS 5837:2012.

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Use the contact page or email at info@awatrees.com

Phone the office on: 0114 272 1124

Speak to Adam direct on: 07766 310880


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