Arboriculturalist joins the Ecology team

12 Sep 2017



Steve Kemp

Welcome to Steve Kemp who joins the Ecology team as Arboricultural Consultant this month. Steve brings 15 years’ arboricultural experience having studied Arboriculture and Forestry at Riseholme College, Lincolnshire, working in The Hague and Arnhem in Holland whilst studying.

Steve started out as a qualified Arboriculturalist working for the public and private sector around the country.  He has spent a year sub-contracting to a local authority in London bringing aged pollarded trees back in to management in the parks around the borough, working closely with local conservation officers and tree officers.

Whilst working as an Aboricultural Officer for a local council, Steve’s role involved plotting, risk surveying and assessing all the trees under the Councils’ ownership.  Responsibilities included responding and managing tree issues raised by the public and local councillors, dealing with planning issues, Tree Preservation Orders and trees within conservation areas. 

Steve’s role within Delta-Simons will be to produce tree surveys, arboricultural impact assessments and arboricultural constraints concerning development for our clients, advising them of the best way to complete their development projects.

Charlotte Sanderson, Ecology Unit Manager, says “We have been seeing an increase in arboricultural requests, so have been expanding our team accordingly to support continue to our clients.  Steve’s appointment is will ensure that we can service all ecology requirements in the timelines that our clients need.  Welcome to the team, Steve!”

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