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Tree officer groups join forces in exciting collaboration

  29/10/2018
Last Updated:  01/11/2018

The National Association of Tree Officers (NATO) and the London Tree Officers Association (LTOA) are pleased to announce that the two organisations are joining forces. The difficulties facing the public sector, Local Authorities and tree officers are well-documented. Under these circumstances close collaboration between like-minded groups is essential if we are to succeed. To this end, and with the intention of giving NATO a new lease of life, Director Imogen Mole approached the LTOA Executive Committee and proposed a merger. After extensive and positive discussions Barbara Milne, Al Smith, David Houghton and John Parker have been appointed Directors of NATO to sit alongside Imogen Mole.

Existing NATO members will now be offered many of the benefits enjoyed by LTOA members. Administrative control of NATO will be undertaken by the NATO Directors, supported by the LTOA Executive Officer and Executive Committee. Over the coming months the NATO Directors will continue to discuss how best to restructure and relaunch NATO to build on the work of the past and ensure national promotion, support and representation of tree officers. More news about the future of NATO will be announced later in 2018; in the meantime the LTOA and NATO would like to reassure their members that this is an exciting opportunity which can only add value to the benefits they currently enjoy.

Barbara Milne, Chair of the LTOA, said

“This an exciting opportunity for tree officers to work together for a united voice for tree management across the UK. By collaborating more closely we can support tree officers and promote the valuable work we do”.

Imogen Mole, Director of NATO, said

“It’s brilliant news. Our members have always recognised the importance of a strong National voice for Tree Officers, by working together we are more able to do this. Our new relationship promises a positive and constructive future and I hope you’ll continue to support us”.