Director & Senior Arboricultural Consultant
Dom holds a Level 6 qualification in Arboriculture. He became a Fellow of the Arboricultural Association in 2005, a Chartered Environmentalist in 2008 and an ICF Registered Consultant in 2015. He is qualified to carry out Quantified Tree Risk Assessments (QTRA) and to use the VALID Tree Risk-Benefit Management & Assessment method.
He spent 10 years working in local government planning departments, including an urban design team, in the southwest. He was responsible for protected trees, planning advice, appraising landscaping schemes, along with tree inspections on Council-owned land. He progressed into the private sector in 2004, establishing and running a consultancy department within a tree contracting company.
Dom set up Aspect Tree Consultancy in 2008. His wide-ranging experience gives him a valuable insight into planning, protected tree legislation and LPA processes.
Dom also teaches arboriculture on a part-time basis, to both apprentices and experienced arboriculturists. He is an approved LANTRA assessor for Professional Tree Inspectors and provides Basic Tree Inspection courses for non-arboriculturists.