Consultant Mr Kim Gifford: Profile
Prior to starting Gifford Tree Service Kim Gifford completed a 4-year apprenticeship in 1972 with the Royal Parks at Hampton Court Palace, acquired City and Guilds Horticulture and Arboriculture. In addition to these qualifications Kim Gifford continued his professional development by attending seminars, conferences, studying for the professional diploma and foundation degree in Arboriculture. Further work experience during pre-business period included sub-contracting for Arb. Companies. Work as a lead Arborist for London Borough of Ealing and Arborist in Berlin Germany.
Kim Gifford t/a Gifford Tree Service started trading as a sole trader in 1980 and in 1985 became a partnership. The company specialises in all aspects of Arboriculture. From 2007 Kim Gifford now again trades as a sole trader in his own right. In 1988 Kim Gifford became an approved contractor with Arboricultural Association after a comprehensive assessment and reassessments in 2002/2007
Kim Gifford served on committees of the Arboricultural Association for 10 years and became the National Chairman of the Arboricultural Association in 2001.Kim Gifford is now an honorary member of the Arboricultural Association.
Kim Gifford personally undertakes Picus sonic decay tests
for local authorities and other Arboricultural contractors all over the Southern area of England. Kim Gifford owns the Picus equipment treetesting.com for 14 years and completed over 3000 tests, so he
has considerable experience in the analysis of the tomographic images. He provides this service to compliment other consultant reports, this is combined with my 42 years’ knowledge in
Arboriculture. The whole system has been updated and maintained to the recent Picus manufactures improvements.
Kim Gifford has undertaken many Tree Surveys including Mortgage reports and BS5837 surveys to meet planning authorities’ requirements during development proposals plus Tree Preservation applications and planning inspectorate appeals.
Kim Gifford was certificated recently by Lantra training awards with Professional Tree Inspection Certificate 30th November 2013 and Arboricultural Association Certificate BS5837 – Advanced Tree Assessment for Planning 4th May 2016.
Kim Gifford also provides quotations for recommended works, Risk Methods Statements, Health & Safety Policies, Site Specific procedures operation supervision and management services.
Gifford Tree Service www.giffordtreeservice.co.uk www.treetesting.com
Administration address Mr. Kim Gifford, 21b St Catherines Road Hayling Island Hampshire PO11 0HF