The Associate Director, Richard Curtis has given expert evidence at numerous planning inquiries and appeals. Richard holds a doctorate in amenity forestry gained in collaboration with the Forestry Commission (England). He is also a professional member of the Arboricultural Association and holds a first class BSc Honours Degree and Post Graduate Diploma (by research) in post-productive forestry.
Richard has advised on arboricultural issues relating to residential, commercial, industrial, food and non-food retail and leisure development projects. Many of the sites Richard has advised clients on are in, or adjacent to, sensitive areas and have contained trees of local or national importance, including: veteran trees, ancient woodlands, historic trees, commemorative trees, trees in conservation areas, historic parks and gardens, greenbelt and trees subject to tree preservation orders.