Megan Garwood


Meg is a graduate from Writtle College, having obtained a First Class (with Hons.) degree in Horticulture in 2014. Since joining Place Services in July 2015, Meg has become a Technician member of the Arboricultural Association, giving her the opportunity to keep her knowledge up to date and relevant, through attendance at seminars, conferences and lectures. Meg joined as a Junior Consultant, but has since progressed into a Consultant role.

Throughout her degree, Meg gained a firm understanding of the physiology of trees and surveying, enabling her to report on the health and safety, and condition of trees.

Since joining Place Services, Meg has been involved in surveys being carried out on trees in the London Borough of Hackney, management of highway trees in the South Chelmsford area, schools, Essex County Council properties, Country Parks, and parish councils. She is also involved in development led work involving surveys and reports in line with British Standard 5837: 2012, including both housing and flood alleviation schemes.

Meg has completed the LANTRA Professional Tree Inspection course, as well as Tree Climbing and Aerial Rescue. She is hoping to undertake a higher level arboricultural qualification later this year.