• The National Association of Tree Officers (NATO)

    The National Association of Tree Officers (NATO)

    Representing the views and concerns of tree officers nationwide
  • The National Association of Tree Officers (NATO)

    The National Association of Tree Officers (NATO)

    Representing the views and concerns of tree officers nationwide
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Welcome to the National Association of Tree Officers Website

The National Association of Tree Officers (NATO) wants a strong national body for tree officers to build on the work of the past and ensure national promotion, support and representation of Tree Officers.  Administrative control of NATO will be undertaken by the NATO Directors, supported by the NATO Administrator, Becky Porter.

Current NATO members

The Diversity and Inclusion Working Party of the LTOA was formed in response to the Chair, Barbara Milne’s, call for an investigation into potential barriers to accessing the Arboricultural profession, particularly for women.

During the initial meetings they expanded this aim, to work towards improving accessibility in general, including encouraging people from different social and educational backgrounds, encouraging people from different cultural backgrounds, people with external demands on their time, to name a few.

Part of the issues surrounding accessibility is how Tree Officers promote their work and roles. Often this is through job advertisements and recruitment.

The initial findings found inaccurate information on public websites about the role of a Tree Officer. As a result, they have created a new, up-to-date job profile that they hope will improve people’s knowledge of the job requirements and subsequently encourage more diverse applicants.

Click here to view the Job Profile (PDF)