Alex joined WFE in August 2019 as the full time Arboriculturist following on from a two and a half year period as one of the Tree Officers for Broadland District Council in Norfolk.
During his time in the Planning Department, Alex gained valuable insight into the planning system and how trees are considered within it. This included evaluating and commenting on Arboricultural Impact Assessments for a range of developments from extensions to larger housing schemes, in addition to, considering applications for consent to carry out work on trees protected by a Tree Preservation Order or within a conservation area.
Alex has a Professional Tree Inspection Certificate and will by carrying out tree surveys for development and advising clients on how best to incorporate trees into sites and protect them during construction. He is also very knowledgeable about tree health and safety, tree related legislation, pests and diseases and appropriate tree management.