John Harraway holds
the Diploma in Arboriculture (Royal Forestry Society), is a Fellow
of the Arboricultural Association and a Member of the Institute
of Chartered Foresters (ICF). He is also a Registered Consultant
with the ICF.
He began in the industry as a climbing arborist
for Brighton Parks before working abroad in Holland and Denmark
for a number of years. He was a Lecturer in Arboriculture at Capel
Manor College in Enfield and became one of the first trainers
in the UK to offer assessment in UK scheme of certification for
professional chainsaw users.
Career highlights include working for
six years on Dutch Elm Control in the Brighton area and becoming
the first owner and user of the Picus sonic tomography unit in
2003. Decay detection has become a particular specialism of the
company since that time and John has personally carried out some
3,000 decay evaluations using the equipment. He now offers advice
and specialist training to other users of the instrument across
the UK and abroad, as far as New Zealand.