I combine my skills, experience, qualifications and insurance to provide a high quality, comprehensive and reliable tree consultancy service.
‘Chartered Arboriculturist’ membership (MICFor) of the Institute of Chartered Foresters, a science degree, Diploma in Surveying, a merit Certificate in Arboriculture, a merit Certificate of Public Sector Management and the formal qualification in Professional Tree Inspection (“PTI”) demonstrate the standard of accredited and additional skills I bring to bear on my professional services.
Almost a decade of running my own tree surgery business and as lead climber supplemented the book learning with how trees behave in the real world and interact with the rest ofthe natural world.
As a former Chartered Surveyor (MRICS) with a long track-record in scottish property and development work and a very good understanding of the planning system, Scots Law and statute and the land ownership system I have an unusual set of skills to add to my tree knowledge and qualifications.
All consultancy work is covered by £5M Professional Indemnity and Public Liability Insurance through Arborisk, backed by £10M Employer’s Liability insurance for my assistants.
As a Registered User of the Quantified Tree Risk Assessment (QTRA) system I can provide survey data and recommendations in a form that can be used to cost and prioritise risk and risk reduction programmes, but I am also able to use other systems such as the Inthernational Society of Arboriculture’s TRA or Matheny & Clark methods.
I am pleased to be a member of the Arboricultural Association and the Chartered Institute of Foresters, and award-winning contributor to the Arb Magazine and Arboricultural Journal on matters of tree law, tree valuation and high hedges. As part of my commitment to professionalism I am bound by the Code of Conduct of both organisations and to comply with their Continuing Professional Development programmes.