David joined the team at Arbtech as an arboriculturist, working predominantly from his home-office base in Rochester, Kent. His specialisation is BS5837 tree surveys, though he is equally at home on larger and smaller projects; from single-tree mortgage reports, to risk assessment and condition surveys.
David is FdSc Arboriculture qualified, having studied through the University of Central Lancashire. Previously he worked as an arboriculturist for international engineering conglomerate, Jacobs Engineering in Maidstone, and prior to that as a Woodland and Tree Officer at Coed Cymru, Wales.
He has three very young children and despite the lack of sleep and being run off his feet most of the time, is still motivated and enthusiastic about every project he delivers, for clients throughout the London and the Home Counties. Inevitably, he spends a good deal of his ‘daily grind’ enjoying the bumper-to-bumper delights of the M25, but he is passionate about trees and their management and gets very amorous and animated when you get him talking about working with trees — he loves it! Dave has been with us 5 years.
Robert Oates, director says:
One blustery October afternoon, Matt and I were sat in Cafe Nero at Euston station (if you’ve read many of these bios, by now you’ll know that half of Arbtech were hired in a coffee shop), discussing the foregone conclusion – that we were going to hire a wonderful lady, who earlier that day had interviewed very well and seemed eager to come to Arbtech. Then in walked Dave. Experienced, intelligent, articulate, passionate, meticulous, self-motivated, ideally located in Kent (an area we do a lot of work), available for immediate start… and likes American football. Sold! If you are lucky enough to have Dave work on your project, then sit back and relax – you’re in good hands. Oh yes, and he looks like a young Bill Bailey.
In January 2005, I set up a company, providing forestry and ecological consultancy, having spent my years prior to this working as a tree surgeon. Then as now, we focus on providing …read more
Chris has spent the last 28 years working in ecology. He is a Royal Chartered Biologist (CBiol), Member of the Society of Biology (MSB), Member of the Chartered Institute for …read more
Julia is Arbtech’s Business Manager. Every project that we assist clients with (in excess of 2,000-odd a year) requires an enormous amount of ‘back-office’ admin to keep the Arbtech machine firing …read more
Scott is Arbtech’s Finance Manager. He started his career training as an accountant, working in several practices (including the one across the road from us), before joining the team. Today, …read more
Matt is an arboriculturist and provides clients like you with high level planning advice relating to trees, for example with Arboricultural Impact Assessments, Method Statements and Tree Protection Plans. He …read more
Craig originally joined Arbtech’s in house ecology team as a graduate trainee, having worked for us previously as a sub-contractor for over a year. Prior to this, he worked at …read more
Jo joined us in 2012, as a licenced ecologist, having been a sub-contractor for almost 2 years previous. Jo is a highly accomplished bat surveyor and acts as our specialist …read more
Natalie is an ecologist, masters graduate and Natural England licenced bat worker. Natalie worked at Arbtech for over a year as a sub-contractor and for a short while before that, …read more
Charlotte brings a great deal of enthusiasm, experience and knowledge to the team. She is a fully qualified BREEAM assessor, an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and …read more
Aran moved into arboriculture from a career as a rock climbing and watersports instructor. Starting in the industry as a tree climber, he spent 4 years contracting around the south …read more
Joe is one of our ecologists based on the south coast of England. He undertakes a variety of ecological surveys including bat, reptile and great crested newt surveys, as well …read more
Alex splits her time between being both Rob’s assistant and Arbtech’s credit controller. She is in some way involved in almost every project that comes through the door and though you …read more