I write this blog on a train to Kent for the F. R. Jones Arb & Forestry event and the inaugural ArborCamp organised by the ISA. Russell Ball’s contagious enthusiathm and the invitation to talk to arborists about CAS have drawn me away from my study and finishing a tree report.
With rain forecast before my return on Saturday evening, I cut the grass this morning. Think I may have called that one spot-on, as I watch hay being baled en-route.
I’ve been running CAS for 18 months now, and enjoy the role, although it battles for priority with my own consultancy work.
Not sure what I’ll be doing at this event as I’ve been told there’s a laptop for PowerPoint. I prefer to use a flip chart and have no notes. Since when did I need a script to talk about trees? And next week, I will focus on my own work. Promise…..
Mark Chester is a practising tree consultant at Cedarwood Tree Care, director of the Consulting Arborist Society and a former Tree Officer. A graduate in Amenity Horticulture, he holds the AA Technician?s Certificate. He is a Chartered Environmentalist and Professional Member of the Arboricultural Association and the Institute of Horticulture. As a professional arborist, Mark prepares tree reports for clients from is Herefordshire consultancy.