Just some of the lecturers that will join you for your level 4 diploma in Cobham, Surrey. Fancy seeing them somewhere else? Contact us with your location ideas.
Course manager and tutor for ABC level 4 diploma in arboriculture.
20 years’ experience in industry (UK, Australia & NZ);
contracting, consultancy, tree / woodland / arboricultural officer council roles, woodland management, landscaping, Horticultural Manager of a large-scale artistic and treed landscape / ecological re-vegetation planting schemes (www.gibbsfarm.org.nz/).
Teaching / apprenticeship experience (UK & NZ).
Lectured at Merrist Wood College (2009-2014).
Consultant for Ian Keen Limited.
Member of the AA, Institute for Learning/Education & Training Foundation, RFS, Woodland Trust & the British Bee Keepers Association.
In her spare time she strokes bees, talks to chickens and wrestles worms.
40+ years industry experience.
Lectured at Merrist Wood College (1976-2013).
Arboricultural Association (AA) Annual Award recipient for contributions to the arboriculture industry (2013).
Developed the prussic loop climbing method and the Prussik Lift, or Kenyon Ascender.
Working involvement with the AA Education & Training Committee, Arboriculture Safety Council (ASC), FASTCo working group, AFAG working group, British Standards Committees for rope access & PPE and part of the UK Delegation on the European (CEN) Standards Working Groups for Rope Access.
Chaired a working group for ISA UKI Chapter and set up the Certified Arborist Programme in the UK.
Bachelor of Education Honours Degree & Post Grad Diploma in Post Compulsory Education & Training.
Motorcyclist, cyclist and mentalist.
A talented and qualified lecturer and practitioner, specialising in plant science, soil science, plant husbandry, and amenity & commercial horticulture.
Approximately 30 years experience teaching (but young at heart).
Currently teaches arborists and horticulturalists:-
She holds an Honours Degree in Agricultural Botany.
Julie runs a successful garden consultancy business.
A lively and knowledgeable lecturer who delivers on the Woody Vegetation Formation and Physiology unit, taking no prisoners. Hold on to your hats!
Over 20 years' industry experience.
Senior Consultant for Ian Keen Ltd.
Fellow of the Arboricultural Association.
Chartered Arboriculturist (MICFor) with the Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF).
Registered Consultant with the ICF.
Andy gives his problem solving approach not only to his many local and national clients, but also the Arboricultural Association to further its development.
Often seen clocking up many miles or refuelling with a hearty cooked breakfast and Monty in tow.
Is an arboricultural consultant at Shawyers (Eastleigh), specialising in tree risk AND he is a....
Practicing tree officer for a number of local authorities.
Started his career in forestry and habitat restoration.
Is an experienced climber and operations manager he has proven practical skills.
An exemplar student, Chris completed the ABC level 4 diploma in arboriculture DipArb.
Currently undertaking the MSc Arboriculture & Urban Forestry.
Chris will be teaching tree inspections & common law.
Generally, Chris can be found paying incredible attention to detail, to constantly improving and to trying to fit a pizza into every day possible.
Some of the guests joining us this year are John Harraway (AA award winning arborist and Director of Harraway Trees) and his partner Airi (together working as international decay detection specialists), Sunara Roy-Highley (an esteemed, international landscape designer), Paul Melarange (Director of Thinktrees in Reading, an arboricultural consultancy specialising in veteran tree management), senior Painshill horticultural staff from the award winning venue (Painshill 18th century landscape garden), Tim Martin and Laura Collins (specialists in no dig tree root protection systems from Greenfix) and other guests from relevant industries including the horticultural sector.
Historical field trips have included veteran tree tours of Windsor Great Park with Ted Green and Richmond Park with Neville Fay, along with visits to meet Janet and Brian, who run an ornamental tree nursery (Redleaf Nursery in Farnham). They are specialists in grafting and budding and are seasoned tour guides.