Our Team

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Mike ellison


Since forming Cheshire Woodlands in 1978, Mike has developed an international reputation as a leader in the field of tree safety management.

Having published the peer reviewed ‘Quantified Tree Risk Assessment‘ method in 2005, he has trained more than 2000 arborists and tree managers in its application and has spoken on the topics of ‘tree-failure risk’ and ‘tree stability’ at conferences around the world.

In 2004, Mike was made an honourary life member of the International Society of Arboriculture for his contribution to the field of tree risk assessment and in 2005 was presented with the Arboricultural Associations annual award for services to arboriculture.

Mike’s current focus is on managing safety from falling trees, but his expertise extends across a wide range of tree management specialisms and he has provided expert evidence in both the criminal and civil courts.

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Glyn Thomas


Glyn Thomas is a chartered arboriculturist and registered consultant of the Institute of Chartered Foresters and is a fellow of the Arboricultural Association.

With a background in arboricultural contracting, Glyn moved into the public sector in 1991. He joined Cheshire Woodlands from Macclesfield Borough Council in 2004 after thirteen years as a local government arboricultural officer and became a partner in 2009.

During his time at Macclesfield Borough Council, Glyn was instrumental in developing the Council’s supplementary planning guidance (SPG) ‘Trees and Development’, which was first published in 1997 and quickly became a model template for trees and development SPGs across the country.

Glyn has presented training to his peers and fellow professionals on the topics of ‘Trees and Development’ and ‘Making and Reviewing Tree Preservation Orders’. Since 2009, he has been visiting lecturer on The University of Central Lancashire MSc. Arboriculture course.

Through his knowledge of the planning system in relation to development and tree preservation orders, Glyn has developed a loyal client base who benefit from his broad knowledge and experience.

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Tom Baron


An invaluable member of the team, Tom joined Cheshire Woodlands as a surveyor in November 2017 and has quickly developed a range of skills that enable him to provide the best advice to a wide range of clients.

Having first qualified in Arboriculture and Countryside Management at Myerscough College in Lancashire, in 2017, Tom graduated the University of Bangor with a Forestry BSc (Hons) degree.

In his current position as Junior Consultant, he provides advice and guidance to a range of private, corporate and government clients. With a wide range of skills, he is responsible for contracts in tree safety management, trees and development, and woodland management.

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Cheshire Woodlands Limited
9 Lowe Street
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Cheshire England
SK11 7NJ
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