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Meeting Jim Mulholland

By Mark Chester, 14 January 2018

Jim Mulholland is becoming a familiar face within arboriculture, with his roles in both the Ancient Tree Forum (for whom he is the Training Officer) and more recently, the Arboricultural Association, for whom he has a similar role.  He is a very rare individual in being able to combine arboriculture and ecology at a senior level, bringing his expertise to both specialisms.  He recently presented the course on Managing Veteran Trees, run by the Arboricultural Association, which I was able to attend, and his expertise was very evident.  The Ancient Tree Forum is currently seeking opinions on a proposed new training course on the management of veteran trees, to include delegate assessment.


You can access the survey here…http://www.vetcert.eu/standards-certificates.



I caught up with Jim recently, to find out more about his journey.  The interview is here….


In two weeks time, the new Lantra Mortgage course will be launched at Lantra House, Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire.  This has been a major venture between the key stakeholders and has been the most comprehensive review I have participated in to date.  The course is nearly fully booked, but one delegate had to withdraw last week and so the last place is available.  To book it, contact mark@consultingarboristsociety.com. Places remain on the other courses we are running, Tree Preservation Orders and Young Trees.


Finally, but by no means of least importance, we have recently completed some updating to the CAS website.  Please do check that your details are correct and let me know of any changes that may be needed. 


Now over to Jim…

Mark Chester is a practising tree consultant at Cedarwood Tree Care, executive 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 Arboriculturist and Chartered Environmentalist. A Fellow of the Arboricultural Association and professional member of the Institute of Horticulture, he is a Cardiff University Expert Witness. Follow me on Google +.


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