Arbor Cultural is based just outside Hampton Court, in Surrey, but has offices in West Sussex and Hampshire. Our main work area is the south-east of England, predominantly Surrey, Sussex, Hampshire, Kent, London, Middlesex and Berkshire but we will consider all work within reasonable travelling distance.
Arbor Cultural has been established for over six years now, however, our consultant, I S Thompson (known as Tom) has been working in the arboricultural industry for over 12 years.
In addition, he has over 10 years’ experience studying and working in the environmental forestry and woodland management sector prior to that.
His experience of working in both the public and private sectors means that he is well placed to know the requirements of the Local Planning Authorities (LPA’-s) including Statutory Legislation, Case Law, British Standards and local policies.
He is a professional member of the Arboricultural Association and is currently working towards becoming an AA Registered Consultant and Chartered Arboriculturalist.
He is a professional member of the Consulting Arborist Society (CAS) and is on their Chairman and he is a member of the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) gaining their Certified Arborist qualification. He is also currently working towards attaining Chartered Environmentalist status.
He has achieved a BSc (Hons) in Arboriculture through Myerscough College. This adds to the MSc he attained in Environmental Forestry through Bangor University.
An abbreviated version of his CV is shown here.
To support this, he has attended numerous short courses. A full list of these is detailed under Continuous Personal Development.
He worked as Connick Tree Care’s only Arboricultural Consultant for a period of 2 years, from May 2012 to May 2014.
Prior to that, he was employed at Kings Lynn Borough Council, where he was their Tree and Landscape Advisor for 2 years. This involved sharing his time between the Leisure and Parks Department and the Development Services Department.
This followed a period of 3 years working as a Trees and Woodlands assistant at St Albans District Council, based in the Planning Department but liaising with the Housing and Parks Departments.