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Simon Smith

Senior Arboriculturalist

BA (Hons) Sociology, TechArborA, Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF)

Simon undertakes tree surveys and provides reports and advice for clients.

Simon has a wealth of experience in tree management in the private and public sectors including BS5837 surveys, tree hazard evaluation and risk management, providing work specifications and liaising with contractors. He takes a holistic approach and has special interests in veteran tree management and bats. Simon has some experience of ecological survey work and is a member of Essex Bat Group where he co-ordinates and undertakes surveys.

Simon is a member of Colchester Harriers Athletics Club, running long-distance road, trail and cross-country races. He enjoys working on his allotment and travelling.
Simon Smith