Like many children Richard often climbed trees as a child and at the age of 13 started climbing rock faces. After spending many years climbing rocks around the world Richard changed his attention to climbing trees using ropes and harnesses. He went to work for a large arboricultural contractor in the Midlands where he worked his way up from ground staff to climber and finally a team leader.
Obtaining TechCert (ArborA), TechArborA
Richard set up R.A.W Tree Care (taken after his initials, his full name is Richard Amor-Wilkes) in 2009 and has continued his professional development. After 3 years of part time study Richard completed the Technicians Certificate in Arboriculture and is a technician member of the Arboricultural Association. He has completed the Consulting Arborist Society’s (CAS) home buyers report course (for conducting arboricultural mortgage reports) and he is a member of the CAS along with the Royal Forestry Society.
- TechCert (ArborA) – is awarded for completion of the Technicians Certificate in Arboriculture
- TechArborA – denotes Technician Member of the Arboricultural Association
- See the Arboricultural Association website for more details
Richard is currently studying towards a level 6 Professional Diploma in Arboriculture at Warwickshire college.