AWA Trees and Company News

26th July 2021
Arboriculturist Spelling

How do you spell: Arboriculturist?

A person who practices professional arboriculture is termed an Arboriculturalist / Arboriculturist. The different terms are often used interchangeably, but which one is the correct spelling? The Oxford English Dictionary has the noun of arboriculture as arboriculturist; likewise, the Collins dictionary refers to arboriculturist (they don’t list Arboriculturalist). Leading authorities within the industry are clear. The Terms and Definitions of the British Standard 5837:2012 refer to an arboriculturist (as a person who has, through relevant education, training and experience, gained […]
7th January 2021

AWA Tree Consultants: continue to provide tree surveys for planning.

Despite the issues across the country, we have been keeping remarkably busy at AWA tree consultants. Last year, our small team of exceptional tree consultants have successfully undertaken over 500 job instructions. We have been involved in tree surveys for some fantastic infrastructure projects, including major new road building, new windfarms, flood alleviation schemes, business parks, schools, hospitals, and major housing developments. As well as hundreds of tree survey reports for planning projects for owner-occupiers or very small-scale housing developers.  […]
29th September 2020

VALID: Tree Risk-Benefit Management in Yorkshire

AWA Tree Consultants regularly inspect and risk assess many thousands of trees, around the Yorkshire region and the UK, as part of Tree Safety and Risk Management surveys. There is often a need to undertake detailed risk assessments for trees to ensure we can provide our clients with appropriate, proportionate recommendations, that manage the risk while retaining the benefits our clients appreciate from their trees. All our tree risk surveys are undertaken by experienced and qualified arboriculturists. In addition to […]
4th August 2020
Sheffield Arboricultural Consultant

Trees to Tries: Arboricultural Consultant in Sheffield goes to Canada

This week Sheffield based Arboricultural Consultant Patrick Rowntree is leaving the ranks of AWA Tree Consultants to head to the land of the Acer spp. Before joining AWA Tree Consultants, Patrick had enjoyed playing competitive rugby around the globe including several years in the apogee of the rugby playing world; New Zealand. Upon returning to England, he had resided himself to a less physical means of income and looked set to enjoy a career as an Arboricultural Consultant for AWA […]
5th June 2020

Tree Survey for Planning in Sheffield

AWA Tree Consultants recently helped with a tree survey for planning in Sheffield with approval of two major developments: Expansion of Sheffield Business Park (SBP) and Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP). The sites form one of the largest business parks in Yorkshire, that forms part of the wider 740-acre scheme within the Sheffield City Region. Council planners had initially been concerned regarding possible large scale clearance of trees. However, after our tree survey we identified suitable management to open up […]
23rd March 2020

Coronavirus Covid-19 and AWA Tree Consultants

These are strange and fast-moving times! While it’s not quite “business as usual” we’re keeping busy at AWA, ensuring minimal disruption to client’s projects, while closely following all government guidelines. Our key priorities are keeping the AWA team safe and busy, with minimal disruption to clients in the coming months. We are lucky compared to many jobs in that tree surveying is generally lone working in the fresh air, so is very low risk. While we have the benefits and […]
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 […]