With almost 20 years within the tree care industry, Reuben began his career in 1996, working for the National Trust in Worcestershire, followed by a one-year training programme with the Forestry Commission in rural Wales. Here he gained practical skills in forestry management and tree care.
Reuben then completed a HND in Arboriculture at Warwickshire College while working as an arborist for national companies such as Glendale. He has worked in tree-related roles for local authorities such as Three Rivers Council in London, the London Borough of Camden & Cannock Chase District Council.
The experience gained through these roles developed his knowledge of planning issues and legal matters, including:
- dealing with Tree Preservation Orders (TPOS)
- root damage investigations
- dealing with subsidence claims
- writing & assessing tree reports for planning applications