Gaining a Competitive Edge. Literally.

Fourth time lucky At Sherwood(?) and an International Conference to speak at!

All part of the daily routine, although this week will be far from it at SHA. Starting the week with the usual scheduling jobs that keep the admin bods going, all the very best of luck to Ian and Sharon who have prepared all week for their turn on the stage at the ICF International conference, where,naturally Sharon took the slogan at the top of the banner literally, and now there are two of her!Innovation for Change before hurtling down to East Midlands Airport to investigate the Major Oak, at Sherwood Forest on Friday. Hopefully it will be fourth time lucky for this job, as previous attempts were thwarted by snow, rain, and rain. Thankfully the catering truck hasn't run out of patience yet. Thanks to co-presenter and roving reporter for the week in Edinburgh Ian Lee, and to Allison Lock and all at the ICF for hosting the event, which is sold out!
Sharon Hosegood

Hatfield Forest Veteran Oak and Tree Radar

Hatfield Forest Tree Radar

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Another interesting Tree Radar job was undertaken for the National Trust at the beautiful location of Hatfield Forest yesterday, with Sharon and Ian meeting with Adrian Clarke, National Trust General Manager, and Henry Bexley, National Trust countryside manager,  to observe the technology surveying one of the veteran oaks. Another great opportunity to establish actual root protection areas over the capped 15m limit that applies to construction, the sun shone all day long and it actually felt like spring was in the air. Matthew Sapsford was in attendance to learn about the technique and thoroughly enjoyed a day seeing what it was all about.

With thanks and great appreciation going to Adrian and Henry, the results are currently being analysed.

CAVAT Training Day Now Full

Training day full

Please note the CAVAT Training day taking place on the 13th February is now fully booked. Details of further events for CAVAT will be posted here as when dates have been finalised.

Happy New Year to all our clients and associates!

Happy New Year!!

Well another year has steamrollered by, and it's time to thank all our marvellous associates, and clients, for making last year scoot along smoothly until hurtling inevitably into the buffers at midnight on December 31st.

In a record year for this company, Sharon has decided, as can be seen to the right, that eating on the hoof, (this lunch was finished on the way to East London - thanks Storm Eleanor), is a sure-fire way to gain extra seconds, but for heaven's sake don't tell her parents. They'd be horrified.  Sharon is often to be seen diving into a quick calorie filled feast before thinking outside of the next 'box' on her fascinating journey through the Arboricultural forest which is her career.

Congratulations to Super-Dad Ian Lee (a new addition to the Chartered Arboriculturist list at the ICF)our Principal Arb, and wife Kate,  the proud new owners of a baby girl, Sophie. Kate is currently doing all she can to get over the effort, whilst Ian is finishing building his house in the 1 hour a day he has spare. after looking after the team.  Kate, baby, and the house are doing well. Ian is, well, Ian.........

Whilst Noel feels like he's chugging along well enough, what with babies and catering there's hardly any time to get the CAVAT show on the road but trust me, it'll be a great day and you can book through the site today!