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Tree consultant Wayne Isaacson is celebrating having achieved chartered status for his work on all tree related matters and is now the only Chartered Arboriculturist on the Isle of Wight.

This high-level qualified grade, established by The Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF) who award the Chartered Forester and Chartered Arboriculturist titles, is recognised by professional bodies across all industries.

Wayne, who has been working in arboriculture for almost 20 years, joined the ICF as an Associate member and now as a Professional member is bound by the Institute’s strict Code of Conduct.

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He commented:

“Chartered status is an international badge of excellence, bringing cross-sector recognition of your professional standards and I am very proud to have achieved this recognition after a long period of hard work!”

It’s no mean feat to have gained this award as to qualify, Wayne had to embark on a period of structured assessment and undertake a four-step exam process – all whilst running his growing consultancy business. The process included a 2-year work record demonstrating competency over 2,600 verified work hours across the full-range of arboricultural proficiencies, the submission of a career profile (CV), a 3,500-word written submission of self-examining critical analysis topped off with a professional interview by an ICF committee in Edinburgh.

Wayne said:

“As an Associate of the ICF you must have had a minimum of 2 years’ management or supervisory experience in order to progress to chartered status. It’s been a labour of love to fit in all the studying necessary to complete the requirement for continued professional development research.

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“I’m really looking forward to putting this study into practice and I’m sure my clients, existing and new, will reap the benefits that this chartered position brings to my work.”

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