0 Tree Officers guide the LTOA for the next two years

The London Tree Officers Association (LTOA) have announced a newly elected Executive Committee to head up the Association for the next two years. The committee will continue to develop and support the management of London's trees. For full details of the new committee, to read their short biographies and find out more about the Association and its activities, visit the LTOA's website at www.ltoa.org.uk.

The committee's new chair, Jake Tibbetts, is the Team Manager for Arboriculture within the London Borough of Islington with the new vice-chair, Richard Edwards who is Trees and Woodland officer in the London Borough of Croydon. The chair, vice chair and committee members Dave Lofthouse (Merton), Andy Tipping (Barnet), Oliver Stutter (Southwark), Paul Akers (Westminster), Rupert Bentley-Walls (Hackney), John Parker (Transport for London), Barbara Milne (Westminster), Patrick Langley (Wandsworth) and Rhodri Jones (Tower Hamlets) will drive the Association forward over the next two years, developing tree management within the Capital and promoting the activities of the Association.

Jake Tibbetts, new chair of the LTOA said: "It is a challenging time to be a tree officer, with less resources available and increasing pressures across all activities. This makes it more important that we have an active, engaged and collabarative membership. Members should seek and share all the help, advice, support and training facilitated and provided by the LTOA. By working together, we can support each other during these challenging times and continue to improve the care of our city's trees".

For tree advice and further information on the LTOA, please contact Becky Hesch, Executive Officer on 07771 976238 or email executive.officer@ltoa.org.uk or visit www.ltoa.org.uk.

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