AWA Trees and Company News

November 17, 2017

Projects: Tree survey at Lincolnshire’s International Bomber Command Centre (IBCC)

The International Bomber Command Centre (IBCC) is a world-class facility to serve as a point for recognition, remembrance and reconciliation for Bomber Command. During WWII over a million men and women served or supported Bomber Command. They came from 62 nations across the world and were united in their efforts to protect the freedom we enjoy today. Lincoln has been chosen for the site as it provides a central point for all 27 bases that earned Lincolnshire the title of […]
October 5, 2017

AWA Trees are hiring an Arboriculturist

Do you want to get paid to look at trees? Then join our team! About AWA We are a small friendly tree consultancy. Our office is based in Sheffield, and most of our tree survey work is 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 […]
October 4, 2017

Projects: Tree survey for Sheffield Park Hill flats development.

The later phase of Sheffield’s Park Hill flats regeneration, including 330 student housing units by student specialist developer Alumno Developments, is expected to cost £20 million. We were instructed to undertake a tree survey for planning to assist in the regeneration works. Built between 1957-61 by the Corporation of Sheffield (the fore-runner of the modern-day Sheffield City Council), Park Hill is a landmark on the Sheffield city skyline, the largest listed building in Europe and widely regarded as a nationally […]
October 4, 2017

Projects: Arboriculturists for Nottingham’s QMC bridge.

The new tram bridge at Queen’s Medical Centre (QMC) Nottingham was officially opened on Friday July 28, which was also the QMC’s 40th birthday. AWA Tree Consultants Ltd were the project arboriculturists throughout the duration of the scheme. The new bridge links the tram platform with the second floor of the hospital. The tram bridge is 90 metres long and eight metres off the ground, and features two rest areas and folded seating areas. The bridge has been designed to […]
October 4, 2017

Projects: Tree Surveys at Cannon Hall Barnsley

Cannon Hall is located within the Barnsley Metropolitan Borough (South Yorkshire). The site has many historic and veteran specimen trees and historic woodland and we undertook extensive tree surveys and woodland surveys as part of wider restoration works. Originally built as a large country house in the 1690s, the hall, its extensive park and intricate walled gardens were rebuilt and extended using wealth from the local iron industry, and became a superb example of a Georgian estate. Publicly owned since […]
November 3, 2016

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 […]
December 18, 2015

AWA Tree Consultants in Pro Arb Magazine

Pro Arb Magazine is an industry magazine and website that offers business tips, latest news, and the latest equipment information relating to arboriculture. The magazine promotes best practice and highlights the positive aspects of the arboriculture industry, and works closely with the associations to advance the arboriculture market in the UK. Pro Arb contacted us recently as they were looking for suitable people to feature in a magazine feature that was promoting and focusing on young people in the industry. […]
July 9, 2015

Growing Our Business with the Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF)

The Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF) is the Royal Chartered body for forestry and arboricultural professionals. They are the UK’s leading professional organisation relating to forests, woodlands and trees, and are the only body to award Chartered Arboriculturist status.  This year saw the ICF reaching its highest ever membership. It hoped to build on this by attracting more people into professional Forestry and Arboriculture, from school-leavers to experienced workers.  Ask an average member of the public to describe a Forester […]
July 16, 2014
The Emotional Life of the Arboriculture Consultant

The Emotional Life of the Arboricultural Consultant

Like most jobs, working as an arboricultural consultant has its ups and downs. This light-hearted list suggests a top ten of the emotions we face in our daily struggle through the urban forest.      10. Telling someone you’re an arboricultural consultant and they say “Oh, you mean a tree surgeon?”      9. After explaining how you’re different to a tree surgeon, they ask you to prune their tree.  8. You’re on site and you’ve forgot the Latin name of a tree.  7. Reading on-line forum […]
October 23, 2013

Messing About on the River

AWA Tree Consultants have been busy this summer, surveying trees alongside waterways across the Midlands. Having previously never really given the waterways much of a thought, I’m now an enthusiast! Originally built to serve the needs of trade and industry, the iconic aqueducts, lock gates and bridges are technically and architecturally impressive historical features. However, what struck me most was how the waterways have now become a haven for nature. They form a vast network of green (and blue) spaces running from remote rural […]