UAG Core

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The purpose of the Utility Arboriculture Group (UAG) is to champion the development and maintenance of a safe and sustainable utility arboriculture industry through the establishment of unified and nationally recognised tree care and safety standards accepted by all stakeholders.

The UAG is a sub group of the Arboricultural Association’s Professional Committee. It has various grades of membership: Virtual Member, Full Member and Core Member.

Core Group Members

The Core Group consists of between 4 and 12 members elected by the UAG’s Full Members and are assigned to represent specialist areas on the Core Group as follows:

  • 4 Utility Arboriculture Contractors
  • 4 Utility companies who employ Utility Arboriculture Contractors
  • 1 Consultant to the UA industry
  • 1 Training and Certification provider to the UA industry
  • 1 Supplier to the UA industry
  • 1 Arboricultural Association (staff, Trustee or committee member)

The Core Group adds co-opted members from time to time to undertake specific tasks

For details of the process of election to the Core Group please see the UAG’s Terms of Reference.

Core Group membership is currently as follows:

UAG Chairman

Karl Lee

Karl Lee
Independent
Co-opted

Utility Arboriculture Contractors

Peter Allen
Ground Control

Andy Gardner

Andrew Gardner
EOS Contracting Limited

Matt Hortop

Matt Hortop
Brockwells Forestry Ltd
matthew.hortop@
brockwellsforestry.co.uk

Bill Goodall

Bill Goodall
Fountains

Utility Companies who employ Utility Arboriculture Contractors

Phil Griffiths
SP Energy Networks

David McAlinden

David McAlinden
Western Power Distribution
dmcalinden@
westernpower.co.uk

Neil Strong

Neil Strong
Network Rail
neil.strong@
networkrail.co.uk

Graham Barton
UK Power Networks

Consultant to the UA industry Training and Certification provider to the UA industry Supplier to the UA industry Arboricultural Association (staff, Trustee or committee member)

Martin Lennon

Martin Lennon
Arboricultural & Forestry Consultancy Services

Jez Lawton

Andy Dacey

Richard Brown

Richard Brown
AUS Limited
richard@
aus.co.uk

Simon Cox

Simon Cox
AA Representative
Arboricultural Association Technical Officer
simon.c@
trees.org.uk

Our current co-options and their responsibilities:

  • Allison Fry - Health and Safety Executive
  • Steve Toase - Electricity North-West