Woodside Tree Consultancy’s owner and principle consultant is Andrew Southcott BSc (Hons) ACIEEM, an experienced and qualified arboriculturist and ecologist, with over 12 years experience of arboricultural and ecological roles.
Andrew has considerable experience and is a well-respected former Tree Officer having worked for several local authorities. This provides our clients with a valuable insight into council requirements for all tree-related planning & legal matters and offers a wealth of knowledge and experience to achieve successful outcomes. This is combined with experience of ecology roles including as a Land Management Adviser for Natural England, regularly undertaking assessments of a wide range of ecologically valuable habitats.
Andrew holds a 1st Class Honours degree specialising in tree and woodland management as well as ecology, and is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM). This background and professional membership gives the assurance that we will operate to the highest industry standards at all times.
An experienced field surveyor, also holding a Natural England Class Licence for hazel dormouse surveying, Andrew is committed to excellence and professional best practice. He regularly undertakes Continuing Professional Development to build on existing knowledge and skills, to provide the best possible service to our customers, and holds the necessary professional indemnity insurance to cover all consultancy work.
Woodside Tree Consultancy is a responsible and professional consultancy; as such we recognise our responsibilities in terms of health, safety, and environmental sustainability, whilst providing a first class service at all times. With this in mind we have produced relevant Health & Safety, Environmental, and Quality Assurance polices which we adhere to at all times. These documents are available to view by our clients on request.