Carl Lothian – Arboricultural Consultant 

Carl began his career undertaking a Level 3 extended diploma in arboriculture and forestry at Merrist Wood College in 2015. Upon completion of his diploma, Carl worked with several tree surgery firms completing a range of arboricultural works. In 2018 Carl began his BSc (Hons) in Arboriculture and Urban Forestry, graduating with a first-class degree and attaining the Institute of Chartered Foresters Student of the Year award. His dissertation project assessed the physiological responses of European Holly to waterlogging.

After graduating, Carl worked as a TreeRadar technician where he carried out tree root and decay surveys with specialist ground-penetrating radar equipment. During this time Carl was fortunate enough to work at prestigious sites, such as the Palace of Westminster and the National Maritime Museum.

Whilst working at Crown, Carl has undertaken a range of tree surveys and written reports relating to development, safety, subsidence, and decay detection. Carl is a member of the Consulting Arborist Society and a Professional Member of the Arboricultural Association. He is also a QTRA-qualified Tree Risk Assessor. He has attended online continued personal development workshops from the Trees in Design Action Group focusing on Global Information Systems and their use in managing and caring for trees.

Outside of work Carl enjoys all manner of outdoor activities in Southdown National Park; rock climbing, hiking, cycling and camping being the favourites.