Reuben has spent almost 20 years within the tree care industry. He began his career in 1996, working for the National Trust in Worcestershire. This was 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.
After his training in Wales, Reuben completed a HND in Arboriculture at Warwickshire College. At the same time he worked as an arborist for national companies such as Glendale.
Reuben has undertaken a series of tree-related roles for local authorities such as Three Rivers Council in London, the London Borough of Camden, and Cannock Chase District Council in Staffordshire. The experience gained through these roles developed his knowledge of planning issues and legal matters. This includes:
- dealing with Tree Preservation Orders (TPOS).
- writing and assessing tree reports for planning applications.
- root damage investigations.
- dealing with subsidence claims.