Claire Nash, founder of St Albans-based The Tree Bureau consultancy, has been presented with the Royal Forestry Society/Lockhart Garratt Award after excelling in the Level 6 PDArb.
Claire is an arboriculturist and writer who converted a passion for trees into her full-time profession after a serious car crash made her question what was most important in her working life.
She said: “I’m especially pleased to be awarded The Royal Forestry Society’s Lockhart Garratt Trophy at the Arboricultural Association’s annual conference in its 50th anniversary year. The trophy highlights the importance of continuing professional development for the arboricultural industry and is a good example of professional bodies and business working together.”
A specialist in creating learning materials for adults, Claire has written, co-written and edited more than 40 books, mainly about environmental health, and has written, produced or directed a number of training videos and blended learning materials.
Presenting the Award, John Lockhart said: “We are delighted to continually support this prestigious award and Claire is clearly a very deserving winner having retrained following a bad car accident. With her energy, enthusiasm and commitment I know that Claire will make a real difference in this important industry.”