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Ben Vause

Arboricultural Consultant

Ben Vause

When did you start TG?


Where did you join TG from?

Christians Environmental Ltd.

What is the main purpose of your role? Do you have any key specialisms?

The main purpose of my role is assessing impacts to trees and green infrastructure assets on upcoming and existing development sites; whether residential, commercial, retail, or in the renewables sector. My role involves surveying trees and gauging above and below-ground impacts, deriving mitigative solutions with the ultimate aim of retaining and enhancing the existing trees present at a site.

Key skills utilised frequently in the role are BS5837 knowledge and surveys, tree risk assessment and advice, data processing, tree species identification, and effective communication with clients.

What drives you? What are your values? Do you support any initiatives outside of TG?

I’m driven by a desire to make small but meaningful differences, helping manage, enhance, protect and preserve trees and woodlands for future generations. I believe we all have a part to play in working towards a more sustainable way of life and through dedicating my profession to Arboriculture, I intend to contribute somewhat to this goal.

Outside of work I volunteer for a volunteer group called ‘Friends of Barley Cop Woods’ in Lancaster which focus practical efforts on maintaining the small woodland for public safety, usage, and environmental management. Recent seasonal operations have involved removing dead ash trees that presented a risk to public safety, hazel coppicing and understory vegetation management, as well as new hedge laying and planting.

What are your interests? Hobbies? Fun facts?

I like playing the Piano and Ping Pong, but also enjoy mountain biking, hiking in the lakes, and definitely love food (I dont get called Burger Ben for nothing!) I also enjoy enjoy gardening and playing fetch with our Cockapoo called Padstow- He likes Cornish Pasties as much as me too! I’m a Type 1 Diabetic but it definitely doesn’t stop me enjoying all of those things!