2000-2002 University of Aberdeen, Scotland.
Qualification Obtained: Bachelor Degree in Arboriculture and Amenity Forestry.

The degree incorporated all aspects of tree care management in both an urban and rural context. Subjects studied include pathology and entomology, forest planning, soil science, community ecology and silviculture.

Education 2010-2011 University College Cork

Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Science (Ecological Assessment)
This Postgraduate Diploma programme will facilitate students to acquire key practical skills in the ecological assessment of terrestrial and freshwater habitats and ecosystems in order to meet a growing demand for personnel skilled in methods of ecological assessment and to ensure that this process is underpinned by a sound, scientific, theoretical framework. The subjects undertaken include the following:

  • Ecological Site Assessment Habitat Classification and Survey
  • Plant Identification Quantitative Ecological Surveying
  • Legislation and the Natural Environment Applications of Geographical Information Systems
  • Aquatic invertebrates Grasses: Identification and Sampling
  • Grasses: Identification and Sampling
  • Bryophytes: Identification and Sampling
  • Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA)

2008 Lantra Awards- Professional Tree Inspection
This course was undertaken in the UK provided a specific tree inspection training programme
at an advanced professional level for competent arboriculturists to enable them to reach a
                            level of competence acceptable as having received adequate training.

2003-2004 International Society of Arboriculture (ISA).

Qualification Obtained: ISA Certified Arborist

1996-1999 Myerscough College, Preston, Lancashire, England.
ation Obtained: National Diploma in Arboriculture.
The three-year diploma covered all aspects of tree care from climbing through to the identification of pests and diseases. The course had an extensive practical focus and the entire second year involved a co-op placement in a tree care consultancy firm in Italy.

  • Office of Public Works (OPW)
  • Irish Rail
  • Tree Survey-Rapid School delivery-Navan
  • Tree Survey-Rapid School delivery-Enniscorthy
  • Tree Survey-Rapid School delivery-Greystones
  • Tree Survey-Rapid School delivery-Ballinrobe
  • Tree Survey-Rapid School delivery-Letterkenny
  • Tree Survey-Rapid School delivery-Gorey
  • Tree Survey for the RTE re-development
  • Tree Survey National Pediatric Hospital
  • Tree Survey for the M50 upgrade
  • Tom Philips Planning Consultants
  • Declan Brassil Planning Consultants
  • John Spain & Associates
  • Hughes Rowan and Associates
  • Seamus Monahan and Partners
  • University of Limerick
  • University College Cork
  • NUI-Galway
  • Malton Hotel- Killarney
  • Durkan Homes
  • Dublin City Council
  • Dun Laoighre Rathdown Council
  • Limerick City & County Council
  • Waterford City Council
  • Tralee Town Council
  • Kerry County Council
  • Killarney Town Council
  • Anthony Reddy Associates
  • McCrossan O’Rourke Manning Architects
  • CAAS Environmental Tree Services
  • Nationwide Emerald Tree Services
  • Nautic Building Company
  • Brian Gallivan Developments
  • Adare Manor Co. Limerick.

All the above surveys adhered to the latest standards as set out in BS. 5837 2012 trees in relation to construction.
References can be obtained from any of the above.