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Success for Otley forest expert in bid to join institute
9:00am Saturday 5th January 2013 in Local news
A woodland management expert from Otley is celebrating the start of 2013 with a new professional qualification.
Paul Casey, who works for Harrogate Borough Council, has been made a Professional Member of the Institute of Chartered Foresters.
Mr Casey had to pass exams he sat in November to acquire his new chartered status.
ICF president Fenning Welstead said: “Chartered status is a matter of pride for all who hold it.
“It demonstrates our members’ proven expertise, skills and integrity and is no doubt one of the reasons that applications for ICF chartered status are at an all-time high.
“Recent events which saw the UK’s ash trees hit by Chalara fraxinea, or ash dieback, has shown the vital role of the professional forester or arboriculturist in managing our woodlands and trees and protecting them from this and other diseases and pests.”