Owen Hutchison is an independent consulting arborist. He holds a land-based degree from the University of Plymouth (Seale Hayne Agricultural College), the Level 4 Diploma in Arboriculture and is a LANTRA qualified professional tree inspector. He is a professional member of the Arboricultural Association, an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Foresters and is a member of the Royal Forestry Society.
Owen has been involved in land management since graduating in 2004. He began work as a hands-on arborist in 2007, working as a climbing arborist and site foremen for a number of companies, including two Arboricultural Association approved contractors.
On completion of the Level 4 Diploma in Arboriculture in 2013, Owen began work as a consulting arborist. Between 2015 and 2017 he worked as a technical specifier for Geosynthetics Ltd (Cellweb Tree Root Protection). During which time, he advised local authorities, architects and consulting engineers on the design and construction of ‘no-dig’ subbase solutions, within tree root protection areas.
Since 2016 he has practiced as an independent consulting arborist and in association with B.J Unwin Forestry Consultancy and Fulford-Dobson Associates. This has involved the provision of a wide range of arboricultural consultancy services to a wide range of clients, from individual tree owners to large corporate organisations and charities.
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We Contacted Hutchison Arboriculture in relation to the construction of a new house on our family farm. Owen advised us of the arboricultural survey and reports that we would require to support our planning application. Working alongside our planning consultant, Owen conducted his survey and produced his reports in a timely and professional manner. When the local planning authority requested additional information around proposed mitigative planting, Owen was able to produce a detailed planting scheme for submission. Our planning application has now been approved and work on the house has begun.
Just wanted to drop you a line to say what a helpful, knowledgeable and efficient service you
provided when recently surveying and reporting on a customer’s sycamore tree.I particularly
appreciated the polite, punctual and professional help that you were able to provide both the client
Hansen Tree Care Ltd
I first met Owen in 2016 while he was working for Geosynthetics and providing me with training for their Cellweb (no-dig) tree protection system. Our professional relationship has further developed over the years since he moved into independent consultancy. In 2018 he became a highly valued associate of my practice, carrying out surveys and producing expert arboricultural reports for various clients including English Heritage. Owen is a breath of fresh air, conducting himself with professionalism, efficiency and humility - I can’t recommend him highly enough.
Girlguiding Gloucestershire were impressed with the tree hazard and management survey done for us by Hutchison Arboriculture. The survey was thorough, clear and exceptionally helpful to us, highlighting what actions needed to be taken and the priorities. The aerial photos were very useful. We have now actioned the priority work.
Owen has worked as a sub-consultant for, and associate consultant arboriculturist to, B J Unwin Forestry Consultancy Ltd. on a regular basis since 2017. During that time Owen has proved himself a highly competent tree consultant. Owen’s specialty has been liaising with English Heritage staff and contractors on a five-year tree safety inspection contract on all of its sites from Cornwall to Cheshire. He deals with all clients in a professional and friendly way, carries out accurate tree surveys and inspections, has a good knowledge of tree defects and diseases, and provides readable and accurate reports. I have no reservations in recommending Owen’s tree-consultancy services to any domestic or commercial tree owner, architect or developer.