AWA Trees and Company News

11th February 2020

AWA are Hiring a Tree Consultant

Due to continued growth we are looking for an arboriculturist to join our existing team of tree consultants. We are a small friendly tree consultancy based in Sheffield. Most of our tree surveys are in Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and the surrounding counties, but we often work further afield and cover most of England. We offer our private, commercial and public-sector clients a range of tree consultant services, including: BS:5837 tree surveys for development, tree risk surveys and mortgage surveys. You […]
6th January 2020
AWA Tree Survey Sites

Tree Surveys in Yorkshire and Beyond!

At the start of 2020 we’ve had a quick review of the last year and looked at where we’ve been undertaking tree surveys, creating an AWA Tree Survey Map of 2019! Last year has been the busiest yet for AWA Tree Consultants, with over 500 job instructions across the country. It’s clear we are busy looking at trees in our own neck of the woods – with most tree surveys in South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire and the surrounding counties of […]
29th November 2019
Arborist Magazine

AWA Tree Consultants in the Arb Magazine

AWA Tree Consultants have been published in the Winter 2019 edition of the ARB Magazine, the quarterly publication for Members of the Arboricultural Association, with a review article titled: “Tree experts get on the mic”. Since 1964 the Arboricultural Association has promoted trees and the professionals who enable their sustainable management. It aims to be at the cutting edge of tree knowledge, set the agenda for trees in the built environment and show leadership on how best to care for […]
4th November 2019
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

AWA Tree Consultant visits the largest tree on Earth.

Last month AWA Tree Consultant Adam was lucky enough to visit some of the world’s largest trees at the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks in the Sierra Nevada, California. Here he details an experience that should be on any tree lovers bucket list! The National Park was initially created, and protected from loggers, due to the efforts of the influential Scottish-American naturalist John Muir, who is quoted as saying: “Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find […]
1st October 2019
Dr Charles Mynors

Tree Consultants at Street Trees and Politics Conference, Sheffield

The team at AWA recently went to the Sheffield University Conference; “Street Trees and Politics”. The conference was in response to Sheffield’s infamous “street tree crises” or “chainsaw massacre“, which was a result of Sheffield Council letting a 25-year maintenance contract for tree care to Amey, whose actions led to public outcry and international reporting. The conference explored the issue of street trees and politics in greater depth, addressing not just the Sheffield situation, but the wide range of issues […]
5th July 2019
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AWA Tree Consultants: Professional Tree Inspection in Staffordshire

Recently AWA Tree Consultant, Patrick, undertook the LANTRA Award in Professional Tree Inspection, provided by The Arboricultural Association in Staffordshire. He hoped to join his colleagues at AWA by gaining this invaluable qualification (who’d all passed with flying colours – so no pressure Patrick!). Here’s what he had to say about his experience on the course: The first of three days (two for training, and a third for assessment), begins with the obligatory introduction session, whereby everyone is paired-up and […]
14th June 2019
Leeds Urban Forestry

Making Space for Trees in Leeds, with Green Streets

The team from AWA Tree Consultants recently attended Leeds Becket University for the Institute of Chartered Foresters 2019 North England Group event (in association with Green Blue Urban) – Green Streets: Making Space for Trees. It was a well-attended event with over 100 delegates present. Many of which were tree officers, arboricultural consultants, landscape and engineering professionals from the Yorkshire region and neighbouring Local Authorities, including Kirklees, Harrogate, Manchester, Amber Valley and Sheffield. The day was chaired by Alan Simson, […]
7th May 2019
Ancient tree survey Yorkshire

Tree survey for historic garden in South Yorkshire

AWA Tree Consultants recently undertook a large-scale tree inspection and tree risk assessment of the trees at the stately home of Wortley Hall in South Yorkshire, which dates back to the late 16th century. The site is in the village and civil parish of Wortley, approximately 9.5 miles north of Sheffield city centre, and 8 miles south of Barnsley. It consists of a stately home, currently in use as a hotel, caravan park and business centre. It has large associated […]
19th February 2019
South Yorkshire trees

Locum Arboricultural Officers for Yorkshire Planning Authority.

In spring 2017 AWA Tree Consultants undertook locum Tree Officer related work for Rotherham Metropolitan Council. Rotherham’s previous Tree Manager retired in early 2017 and as a result there was a backlog of planning related arboricultural survey work that needed to be completed. We provided temporary assistance for around 6 months, until the Council recruited for the post. Rotherham is a large town in South Yorkshire between Sheffield and Doncaster, together with its outlying settlements it forms the Metropolitan Borough […]
16th November 2018
National Tree Officers Conference

AWA Tree Consultants at the National Tree Officers Conference

The team at AWA Tree Consultants recently attended the 3rd annual National Tree Officers Conference. Organised by the London Tree Officers Organisation, Municipal Tree Officers Association and the Institute of Chartered Foresters, the event took place at Telford’s Oakengates Theatre. AWA Arboriculturist Patrick Rowntree discusses a few of the talks and issues that he personally found most interesting from the day… It was a well-organised and smoothly-run event that was well worth attending; however, the diverse range of topics meant some […]