While reviewing the Tree SMART system in the local area Phil Dye of South Gloucester said “I was impressed how automated the process could be. Traditionally devices to collect this information have been clumsy and slow but this was not the case.”
Position: Arboricultural Officer South Gloucestershire Principal Tree Consultant – Council Wooton Tree Consultancy
Phil has been at the council since 2007 and manages tree stocks for the Planning Department and Environment and Community Services including assessing and commenting on planning applications where trees may be affected, advising on Tree Preservation Orders and Conservation Areas, overseeing tree issues on major sites and TPO reviews.
Phil will also get involved with surveying and managing the Council’s tree stock including highways trees, working with voluntary groups to raise the profile of trees in the community and Investigating tree related subsidence