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Hal Appleyard

Arb. Association Registered Consultant since 1999

Fellow of the Arboricultural Association since 1997

Chartered Forester/Arboriculturist since 2005

Consultancy Services

Straight forward, experienced advice and assistance in all matters trees and woodlands

  • Tree and woodland assessments for development and planning
  • Expert Witness and Appeal work
  • Tree condition inspections and safety audits
  • Tree stock risk assessments and strategic planning
  • Arboricultural management plans
  • Tree Preservation Order applications, Objections and Appeals
  • Detailed assessment of tree decay and problem diagnosis
  • Trees and buildings risk assessments
  • Contract development/tendering and evaluation

Professional Qualifications

Hal Appleyard holds the following professional qualifications

  • Arboricultural Association Registered Consultant (AARC)*
  • Royal Forestry Society's Professional Diploma in Arboriculture
  • Member of the Institute of Chartered Foresters MICFor
  • Fellow of the Arboricultural Association
  • Honorary life member International Society of Arboriculture UK & Ireland Chapter
* The AARC status is afforded only to those who meet and continue to meet the highest standards of arboricultural consultancy. Hal has been one of the few AARCs since 1999.


  • Hal has only worked in and studied arboriculture and has done so for over forty years (since 1979)
  • Trained in forestry for Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II, on the Sandringham Estate, Norfolk
  • 12 years in tree maintenance contracting as a practical, climbing arborist in UK, Germany (5 years), Belgium and Holland
  • 6 years as a London local authority tree officer in L. B. Lambeth
  • Worked throughout the South-East for a private arboricultural consultancy
  • Founded ACS (Trees) Consulting, in London in 2000
  • Has been and continues to be commissioned to provide expert advice for numerous prestigious projects including: the sole arboriculturist to the London Olympics project 2012; three of the monument installations in Parliament Square, London; Queen Elizabeth Park legacy project; Exhibition Road refurbishment; Crossrail; London Eye, Jubilee Gardens, Victoria Embankment Gardens; re-building of the Old Guardian Building. Case Studies.
  • Works with and is instructed by both County and Local Councils and has extensive experience with all 33 London Boroughs as well as most of the Councils in the South East
Head Office

Tree Tops
2 Redwood Mount
Surrey RH2 9NB

London Office

Eighty Five
272 Kensington High Street
London  W8 6ND 


Telephone: 01737 244819
Mobile: 07770 820 105