An Arboriculturist is a specialist in the management of trees, providing expert opinion and advice to those with responsibility for land on which trees grow.  Specialist technical knowledge of arboriculture is gained through training and qualification.  Thorough understanding and the ability to apply the technical knowledge comes through experience, for which there is no substitute.

Ben Riches holds the Level 6 Professional Diploma in Arboriculture and has been working full-time in arboriculture since 1998, operating within the rules and ethical standards of: Arboricultural Association; Institute of Chartered Foresters and International Society of Arboriculture.  Knowledge is kept current by regular attendance at specialist seminars, conferences and study events while understanding is kept current by continuing to work in the practical side of arboriculture.

Advice is frequently sought for:

  • Planning and Development (BS5837 Tree Survey, Plan and Report)
  • Inspections and Surveys for Tree Risk Management
  • Home Buyers, Mortgage and Insurance Reports
  • Subsidence, advice where trees may be implicated
  • Managment Plans for long-term tree retention
  • Tree Preservation Order objections, applications and appeals


Ben Riches PD Arb (RFS), MArborA
Arboricultural Consultant
ISA Certified Arborist UI-0512A
City & Guilds NPTC Assessor

Mobile 07544079296    or    07773 195172      ben@arbadvice.co.uk