The Future of Tree Risk Management Part II: What is Reasonable?

Working towards an industry-led framework for tree risk decision making

Venue: University of West England, St Matthias Campus, Bristol

Date: 12th July 2007


Building on the success of last year's introduction, this seminar explored arboricultural policy, case law and risk management to support professional confidence in risk decision making.

Working with key thinkers in risk management from DARM (Middlesex University), University College London and others, Treework Environmental Practice seeks to build a strong framework to inform the arboricultural industry. Treework Environmental Practice's approach is that our industry cannot resolve defendable risk management questions without significant contributions from both risk decision making and legal specialists.


Prof David Ball
Centre for Decision Analysis & Risk Management (DARM)

John Watt
(DARM) Centre for Decision Analysis & Risk Management, Middlesex University

Prof. John Adams
University College London 

Prof. Chris Baines
Head of Safety Section, Health & Safety Executive 

Alan Plom
University College London

Richard Stead
Barrister, St. John's Chambers, Bristol

Neville Fay
Principal Arboricultural Consultant, Treeworks Environmental Practice