Trees are an important part of our lives which help to enhance and enrich the environments we live. As the demand for new housing increases, so does the pressure on established trees.
Trees are dynamic structures that adapt to the environment in which they grow. Although it is difficult to wholly predict the safety of a tree, it is possible to utilise proven surveying techniques to provide guidance on the overall structural and physiological condition of a tree. This can then help prescribe appropriate tree management.
Trees are an integral part of our lives which we interact with without realising. Their presence can sometimes raise concerns whether through direct or indirect damage to a dwelling or simply the physical ‘over bearing’ effects they can have.
Trees can survive for many centuries. As they outlive us, we are just custodians to the natural heritage they provide.
With over 15 years of practical experience, Andrew has worked in most spe-cialisms within the arboricultural sector.
He gained an academic education within Arboriculture during courses at Westonbirt Arboretum and Myerscough College. He also is s a professional member of the Arboricultural Association, an associate member of the Institute of charted Foresters and is a licenced Quantified Tree Risk Assessment user.