London Tree Officers Association

London Tree Officers Associationltoa

Very pleased to renew membership of the LTOA . To quote their website:The role of the LTOA is to enhance the management of the Capital’s trees & woodlands.Objectives of the LTOA
Collect & disseminate information about London’s trees & woodlands, & factors affecting them.
Establish a high profile for London’s trees & woodlands.
Identify & attract finance for the well-being of London’s trees & woodlands.
Influence tree-related legislation & work towards a cohesive national policy for tree management.
Establish, promote & raise standards of management & best practice, especially by influencing arboricultural education, training & safety.
Work towards a pro-active strategy that will develop specific criteria & working approaches for tree care in relation to Best Value.
Promote & encourage tree planting London-wide.


Boardman, Wiggins, Froome……….Hosegood / Hollamby

Boardman, Wiggins, Froome……….Hosegood / Hollamby

Anderson Design & Build, courtesy of Sean Emmett, invited the in-form team pursuit riders Sharon Hosegood and Noel Durdant-Hollamby (catering and Team SHA ‘Domestique‘ ) on their 2015 charity bike ride, in aid of the National Autistic Society, taking place in and around Chelmsford on the 13th June.Having checked this year’s sporting calendar, I can confirm that this doesn’t clash with any other sporting event.

Andersens pre-race

After great success in 2014, where the total raised exceeded £33,000, Sharon, at least, looks in good shape after successfully navigating the choppy waters of business, (Oh, such is the lot of the fledgling company start-up dare-devils these days).

Not to be accused of a lack of interest though,  Noel, the company chef, was yesterday snapped by some unknown paparazzi intent on keeping up with news on the preparations of SHA for the ride :DSC_1052

Notice the price tag; Noel is either being heavily sponsored, or is taking very seriously the likelihood that being beaten by a mother of two over 50 miles on this event simply wouldn’t do. But £1200 per wheel?

We should all be thankful he’s not turning up in the company car……….

P1010139And that’s not a ‘given‘ either……..

For more details, visit this pdf Cycle Ride 13th June

I’m off to get some Lycra.

University challenge as Periodic Review looms

University Challenge as Periodic Review looms….



Sharon is delighted to have been asked to sit on the Worcester University panel for the review of BSc Horticulture, HND Horticulture, FdSc Arboriculture, BSc Arboriculture and Tree Management Top-up, HNC Garden Design, HNC Organic Horticulture, and HNC Professional Gardening, being delivered at the Pershore Campus, Worcester University, on the 23rd/24th March 2015.