Colin Bashford MBE, who has achieved national and worldwide recognition, and is currently consultant director with CBA Trees, the practice he founded in 1993, has announced his retirement from full-time consultancy work.
Bashford will remain the main shareholder of the company and will be retained by CBA Trees to act in an advisory capacity to the consultancy staff and administration team.
In addition, he has set up a small separate consultancy in order to act as a sub consultant to CBA, which will continue existing work for his current clients and undertake expert witness instructions.
Bashford, who has held a number of posts and officer positions with the ISA, the Arboricultural Association, the United Kingdom and Ireland Chapter of ISA, the British Standards Institute and other arboricultural associations, including chairman of the governors at Merrist Wood, was last year elected to the post of president elect of the International Society of Arboriculture. In July 2011 in Sydney he succeeds to the post of international president, and will make history as the first non North American to hold this high office.
His workload for ISA and its 22,000 members in 50 countries, will reach new high levels during his two year term of presidency, when he will travel extensively, particularly through Europe and the United States.