Thomson Trees Welcomes Alex Bryant To The Company As New Team Leader

Alex Bryant team leader at Thomson Trees

Experienced Tree Surgeon Joins Edinburgh-Based Arborists

Thomson Trees are delighted to be welcoming the newest member of our team Alex Bryant to the company. Alex brings with him a wealth of experience from a career spanning 14 years.


Alex holds a level 4 certificate in Arboriculture which he earned at Myerscough College in 2021 after many years of experience working with trees already under his belt. This began with his first chainsaw assessments back in 2011, and in subsequent years he added to his resume, safely completing all the main NPTC units relevant to tree work operations.

Alex also undertook ISA certification in 2018, an assessment that endorses a candidate’s in-depth knowledge of arboriculture.

Alex’s work in the field of conservation and general land management has also added valuable skills that will be hugely beneficial to Thomson Trees. This includes tractor driving experience and the use of attachments, for which Alex holds Lantra certifications.

Past Experience

Alex’s first role was in land management where he had his first taste of tree felling, but also developed skills including fencing, tree planting, and path construction along with the use of small machinery such as mini-diggers and dumpers. Over the next few years, he had several roles in land management including acting as assistant warden for the National Trust/RSPB in the Lake District. Some of his work here included tree safety inspections, and managing work parties of volunteers doing practical conservation work.

In 2017 Alex began sub-contracting to small businesses in the Peak District area, carrying out tree surgery work for private domestic customers. Such work is generally carried out in urban environments, typically working with trees in confined spaces. This work gave Alex the chance to hone his skills in tree surgery, giving him the ability to safely remove trees where access was limited through a combination of rigging and tree climbing expertise.

Overseas Experience

Between 2018-2019, Alex spent a year working as part of an 8-person crew in Dunedin, New Zealand. The work was varied, with anything from tree removals and street tree pruning to crane removals, and dynamic cable bracing. Working in a different environment allowed Alex to further explore different methods of climbing, as well as gain valuable experience using large arboricultural machinery such as MEWP’s and heavy-duty wood chippers.

Back in the UK, Alex worked for a further 4 years with an Arboricultural Association Arb Approved contractor before accepting a position as a team leader with Thomson Trees.

Alex’s CV speaks for itself and we are delighted to have such an experienced arborist working with us.

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