Amenity arboriculture figures pay tributes to Mike Volp

Tributes have been paid to Mike Volp, an active and well-liked figure across UK amenity arboriculture, who lost his battle with cancer shortly after his 61st birthday last month.

Volp: career in tree protection
Volp: career in tree protection

Volp was director of the National Association of Tree Officers (NATO), a trustee and director of the Arboricultural Association, sat on several industry technical committees and worked as Norwich City Council's tree protection officer.

Arboricultural Association chief executive Karen Martin said: "Mike put much personal time and effort into the association as a trustee and while chairing the professional committee in 2010. Much of the work on Trees in Towns II, the barriers report with Jim Smith and British Standards review committees was also down to Mike. He was indomitable."

NATO administration officer David Williams said: "Mike could work with anybody. We will never find someone with his enthusiasm and drive."

Symbiosis Consulting principal Mick Boddy said: "He kept contributing even when he had more important things on his mind."

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