Ian has a wide range of arboricultural experience within local government, including developing tree risk management strategies, tree planning policy development, major developments and public engagement.
Ian entered the industry in 2005 by training and working as a climbing arborist in the south west of the UK. He soon applied his skills in working directly with clients and decision makers. His Senior Tree Officer role with a unitary authority found him developing a QTRA risk management strategy for highways and public spaces, managing FSC-certification of woodlands, setting up a 50-strong Tree Warden network, advising on the tree aspects of major developments and core strategy planning policies and managing the council’s arboricultural contract.
He currently advises on and carries out tree risk management projects for private landowners, schools, housing associations and local councils and has delivered public consultation and development of an HLF-funded tree management plan and planting scheme for an urban park in Bristol. Ian’s public engagement work has often reminded him of how intuitive the public are about the benefits of trees for health and happiness.
In working with clients, authorities or the public, Ian places great value on clear and straightforward explanation of issues with a proportionate approach to risk and a ‘big picture’ understanding of project objectives.
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“Ian places great value on clear and straightforward explanation of issues with a proportionate approach to risk and a ‘big picture’ understanding”
Ian holds the following qualifications and accreditations:
- Arboricultural Association’s Technician Certificate
- City & Guilds National Certificate in Horticulture (Arboriculture)
- QTRA registered user
- LANTRA Professional Tree Inspector
- BSc (Hons) Environmental Science
- MSc Politics