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Tree Surgeons on the Isle of Wight

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.  Ben Riches holds the Level 6 Professional Diploma in Arboriculture (PD Arb), a vocational qualification equivalent to the academic BSc (Hons), and has been working full-time in arboriculture since 1998, operating within the rules and ethical standards of: The Arboricultural Association; Institute of Chartered Foresters and International Society of Arboriculture.  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. 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.

Training and Assessment

Ben Riches is a qualified Lantra and City and Guilds Trainer and Assessor. Anyone using a chainsaw in exchange for payment must be trained and competent in the tasks they are undertaking, or they are breaking the law.  Training from a Registered Chainsaw Instructor with Lantra Awards and an approved Assessor for City and Guilds Land Based Services/NPTC will follow national standards and ensure legal obligations are met.  Independent training courses can be tailor made to individual requirements to provide value for money and target areas that may need more time to improve while recognising valuable previous experience. For more information on our courses please complete our contact form


  • Unit 10 Northwood Business Park,
    290 Newport Road, Cowes,
    Isle of Wight, PO31 8PE
  • Phone : 07544 079296
  • Email : ben@arbadvice.co.uk
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