John Parker

Senior Technical Specialist
Arboricultural Association

Between 2009-2019 he was Senior Arboriculture & Landscape Specialist at Transport for London and he is a former Director of the National Association of Tree Officers and Executive Committee member of the London Tree Officers Association, of which he was Chair from 2016-2018. John is a UK representative on the European Arboricultural Council and sits on the International Steering Group of the European Forum on Urban Forestry. He is a Chartered Arboriculturist with the Institute of Chartered Foresters, a Chartered Environmentalist, a Professional Member of the Arboricultural Association and an Associate of the Royal Society of Biology. In 2017 John was awarded the title of European Young Urban Forester of the Year. He is a regular contributor to industry projects, publications and conferences in the UK and internationally. In 2018 he delivered a TEDx talk about urban trees and tree officers which can be found on YouTube – search for ‘Why trees are better than people, John Parker.’

Twitter: @johntree1981