James Butler-White – BSc (Hons) MArborA
James Butler-White is an accomplished arboricultural consultant and a valuable member of the Treework Environmental Practice Consultant team. With over 24 years of experience in the field, he brings a wealth of knowledge and qualifications to his role.
James holds a BTEC National Diploma in Arboriculture, a Foundation Degree in Arboriculture, and a BSc (Hons) in Urban Forestry and Arboriculture. His commitment to continuous learning is evident through these qualifications, which keep him abreast of the latest advancements in the industry. Additionally, he possesses a LANTRA professional tree inspection certificate and is a registered user of VALID tree assessment, demonstrating his expertise in assessing tree health and potential hazards.
His career journey has been diverse with 15 years of experience as a tree climber and surveyor for arboricultural association approved contractors, James has a deep understanding of the practical aspects of arboriculture. He then spent three years as a local authority tree officer, managing council-owned trees and providing expert advice on tree preservation orders and development proposals.
As an arboricultural consultant in the private sector for over six years, James has established himself as a trusted professional. He is a professional member of the arboricultural association and an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF), reflecting his dedication to maintaining high standards in his work.
James’s expertise covers a wide range of areas, including tree population management, development proposals, veteran and historical landscapes, woodland management, and large-scale tree planting schemes. This broad skill set makes him a sought-after consultant for various clients.
Beyond his professional endeavours, James remains actively engaged in the arboricultural community. He is a verifier on the Ancient Tree Inventory and regularly participates in local Ancient Tree Forum events. His passion for trees extends to bonsai, where he is an enthusiastic practitioner.