Discussing Urban Tree Choices and Constraints with John Parker
John Parker, new CEO of the Arboricultural Association has immense experience in the world of urban trees. In this interview, GreenBlue Urban are privileged to ask John about his experience, his thoughts about the future of our trees in our towns, how we can maximise the opportunities available for increasing our canopy cover. John has had much “real life” experience in understanding the constraints of urban planting, as having worked for Transport for London for ten years and managed to install some trees in extremely challenging situations. John is also passionate about the need to get the next generation of arborists into the industry and gives us some clues to how he thinks we should be doing this.