Alastair Durkin BSc (Hons) [Arb] MICFor FArborA

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Alastair is a Chartered Arboriculturist, Institute of Chartered Foresters Registered Consultant and Fellow of the Arboricultural Association. He has worked within the arboricultural and land based sectors for over 20 years.

Alastair specialises in the provision of bespoke arboricultural advice in relation to planning and building development (BS5837) and takes pride in identifying and solving his client's problems before they arise, and fixing problems if they already exist . He has extensive experience in relation to trees within planning policy, and trees and the law - particularly within the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 and associated Tree Preservation Regulations.

In addition to his consultancy, Alastair has 16 years experience of working within a local planning authority - responsible for the management of the planning tree service; providing advice in relation to trees and landscaping on development sites, and for discharging the duties and powers of the authority in relation to Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs) and trees in Conservation Areas. These duties have included the provision of expert witness evidence within the planning process, the civil courts, and in relation to tree protection enforcement within the criminal courts. 


  • BSc (Hons) Arboriculture [First Class]

  • FdSc Arboriculture

  • LANTRA Professional Tree Inspection

  • National Diploma: Land and Countryside Studies - Forestry

  • Institute of Chartered Foresters Professional Member (MICFor)

  • Institute of Chartered Foresters Registered Consultant

  • Arboricultural Association Fellow Member (FArborA)

  • Consulting Arborist Society Professional Member



  • Arboricultural Association (AA) Trustee

  • Treasurer of the AA South-East Branch Committee. 

Membership No: FE01692