Career Summary
Adrian Walters BSc (Hons)  NDArb BTEC
Adrian has an Honours Degree in Arboriculture, a National Diploma in Arboriculture and a City and Guilds Certificate in Amenity Horticulture.

He has been a member of the Arboricultural Association and Royal Forestry Society since 1990, the Royal Scottish Forestry Society and Scottish Woodlots Association since 2012.

He has worked in tree, woodland and landscape management for 25 years, starting his career as an apprentice woodsman for Bristol City Council (1987). In 1990 he left to study arboriculture at Merrist Wood College, being awarded a National Diploma in 1993.
In 1994, he joined Wyre Forest District Council as Arboricultural Officer dealing with planning applications, tree protection/ enforcement, landscape assessment, planting and management of trees and woodlands on council land.
In 2001, he joined Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council as Tree and Woodland Officer responsible for the protection of private trees and woodlands, promotion, increase and management of publicly owned trees and woodlands, including working closely on projects with wildlife trusts and the BTCV. Working closely with the National Urban Forestry Unit enabled the planting of 1000’s of trees along the M6 corridor on areas of derelict and disturbed land.
In 2003, he joined Birmingham City Council as Tree Manager with responsibility for the trees and woodlands across the city, facilitated by a team of tree professionals, overseeing implementation of a program of pro-active tree inspections and work programs for all city trees. Ensuring appropriate response to and replacement planting following the ‘2005  Tornado’. Implemented changes to contracts to ensure benefits and revenue from tree waste could be used to manage tree assets. Maintained annual planting program for highways and ensured continuation of standards for transfer of highway tree stock to PFI contractor.   
In 2011, he moved to Scotland and established ARW Arboriculture a tree and woodland consultancy specialising in the provision of excellence of service to those requiring of tree, woodland and landscape advice, with particular specialism in the usage of tree and woodland environments for outdoor recreation.
Outside of work Adrian enjoys mountain biking, kayaking, climbing, skiing, the study of fauna and flora and photography.