Nature's Architects

#09. I don't wear tweed, or have a beard - Sharon Durdant-Hollamby

March 22, 2021 Season 1 Episode 9
Nature's Architects
#09. I don't wear tweed, or have a beard - Sharon Durdant-Hollamby
Show Notes

Well the shoe's on the other foot this time and it's my turn to talk to the tree lady. I have personally watched and admired the work of Sharon Durdant-Hollamby for many years, and I love listening to her podcast Tree Lady Talks. She has a knack of saying it how it is and always getting the right message across.  Her best one liner "I don't wear tweed or have a beard".

Sharon does some amazing work with the NHS and grant schemes to deliver impacting schemes for residents, amongst so many other things.  

We’re going to be looking at, how we as professionals can actively promote green infrastructure and its importance to how we live, work and play and what steps the Institute of Chartered Foresters, for which Sharon is the Vice-President of, are taking to inspire great places.

So I’d like to introduce you to the Vice -President of the Institute of Chartered Foresters, Director of Sharon Hosegood Associates fellow podcast host of The Tree Lady Talks and someone who truly has a passion for promoting the benefits that trees bring to peoples lives from a strategic perspective of design … Sharon Durdant-Hollamby

We will try to cover a wide topic base including; 

  • her history in arboriculture, including a regular magazine she wrote as a youngster;
  • how we can work with developers;
  • the importance of planning conditions;
  • the green infrastructure enforcement officer;
  • where the Institute of Chartered Foresters are going;
  • the impact of Covid and peoples need for good quality and accessible green space;
  • the importance of canopy cover;
  • how people get into arboriculture

We will end with:

  • what does great look like in relation to arboriculture and the future of the natural environment look like? 

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