What is a Tree Consultant?

What is a Tree Consultant?

A tree (arboricultural) consultant is someone who has gained recognised qualifications and expertise in the care and management of trees.

Their role involves providing technical and professional tree care advice to a range of Clients. Including development design advice, tree risk management, management of tree populations, statutory protection assistance, property damage enquiries and supervising construction works.


Examples of some of the typical day to day work of an arboricultural consultant include...

  • Undertaking tree surveys, providing Arboricultural Impact Assessments (AIA), Arboricultural Method Statements (AMS) and Arboricultural Clerk of Works (ACoW) for development (BS5837:2012)
  • Undertaking tree surveys, reporting, developing tree risk management policies for tree risk management
  • Undertaking tree surveys, providing management plans, for tree collection management
  • Assisting clients with Statutory Protection (Tree Preservation Orders) and Conservation Area) projects
  • Assisting clients with property damage enquiries (subsidence)
  • Providing written and verbal advice to Clients

Registered Consultants

The Arboricultural Association operates a directory of Registered Consultants. Members of the scheme have attained a recognised standard of knowledge and experience, and have demonstrated the ability to practise as an arboricultural consultant in the most complex and demanding situations.

The aim of the scheme is to recognise excellence in the field of tree consultancy, and it is promoted by the Arboricultural Association as establishing the highest level of attainment available within the UK.

You can search the directory by postcode or name

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