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RE: Chartered Forester vs Arboriculturalists

Subject: RE: Chartered Forester vs Arboriculturalists
From: Chris Hastie
Date: Dec 15 2008 11:22:52
Reply interwoven with original for context.
On 15 December 2008 09:33, Rob Davidson wrote:
I wanted to get an industry view on whether Chartered
Foresters are qualified to perform BS5837 tree surveys?
(putting aside any experience they may have) 

How can you put aside any experience they may have? Surely that is key.

There are many aspects to 'forestry' and many routes in to the ICF -
some of them are arboricultural. I'm a Chartered Forester. I have no
idea how to manage upland sitka plantations and am certainly not
competent to do so. On the other hand, I like to think I know a bit
about trees on development sites. Particularly since the critical
analysis that formed a large part of my ICF membership assessment was on
that very subject.

Chris Hastie

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