Joe Taylor – Arboricultural Consultant

Joe began his career in arboriculture as a tree surgeon and climber. During this time Joe achieved City & Guilds NPTC qualifications in Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross-Cutting, Tree Climbing and Rescue, Safe Use of Manually Fed Wood-chipper and Supporting Colleagues Undertaking Tree Related Operations.

Realising that he wanted to further his academic capabilities and expand his offerings to the arboricultural sector, Joe decided to study the subject further and in 2015 he passed, with merit, his Foundation Degree in Arboriculture from Askham Bryan College.

Studying for this qualification reinforced Joe’s passion for trees and naturally led him to a career in consultancy. Through a deep understanding of how trees interact with their surrounding environment and their importance within our urban and rural landscapes; Joe has been able to offer his clients exceptional value and impressive design assistance. His dissertation subject looked closely at the many benefits of street trees in urban settings.

Joe has been with Crown Tree Consultancy since 2015 and has undertaken hundreds of surveys and produced reports for the purpose of planning approval, safety, subsidence risk assessments, and decay detection investigations. He has also undertaken numerous root surveys and overseen excavation works on development sites as part of discharging planning permission. 

Joe is a member of the Consulting Arboist Society, a Professional Member of the Arboricultural Association and both a QTRA Licenced User (Quantitative Tree Risk Assessment) and VALID Tree Risk Assessor.

When he’s not driving around the country in the Crown Trees campervan doing surveys, Joe can be found whizzing around mountain bike trails across the UK or scaling rocks with his dog Bruce. He is currently converting a transit van into a camper so that he can explore even more of the country on his days off.