Ivan Button N.C.H (Arb), FDSc (Arb), BSc (Hons), P.G.C.E., M. Arbor. A.
Ivan is a professional member of the Arboricultural Association and the International Society of Arboriculture and is a licensed Quantified Tree Risk Assessment user, as well as being a member of the Consulting Arborist Society and is listed within their areas of professional expertise for QTRA and as an expert witness.
Between 1983 and 1995 Ivan worked primarily within the construction industry and received training in a broad range of practical building skills and general construction principles. During this time he obtained a BSc (Hons) at Leeds University followed by a P.G.C.E at The University of Wales.
In 1995, Ivan obtained a NCH (Arboriculture) at the University of Lincoln and became a member of the Arboricultural Association. He then worked for an Arboricultural Consultancy for one year before establishing a tree surgery and landscaping business in 1998. In 2005 Ivan commenced full time employment with a leading Arboricultural Association approved consultancy and soon adopted a senior role responsible for five consultants.
He obtained a FDSc in arboriculture at the University of Lancashire, which he passed with distinction and is now a Director and Principal Consultant of Crown Tree Consultants Ltd. He is accredited as a LANTRA Professional Tree Inspector. A qualification produced in association with the Arboricultural Association and generally recognised as appropriate for all levels of tree inspection.
Throughout 2009 acted as the principal Tree Officer for Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council.
Ivan has produced several hundred Arboricultural Reports for the purposes of Development, Safety, Management, Mortgage, Subsidence, Mitigation and Litigation.
Hobbies and Interests: Spending time outdoors and travelling.