Anglia Rural Consultants | Ben Hogben
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Ben Hogben

Ben Hogben

BH Trees and Woodlands Consultancy Limited


Forestry and woodland management planning including UKFS plans

BS 5837 Tree Surveys and Arboricultural Impact Assessment for development proposals

Woodland creation and improvement grants


01603 405 100 or 07710 494 546


Ben is a Chartered Forester with over 25 years of experience of advising on farm woodland and tree management in Norfolk, over 12 years of those years with Norfolk County Council as Forestry Officer and the main contact in Norfolk for the Anglian Woodland Project. He has since held other roles and most recently as Woodland Officer for the Forestry Commission.

It is becoming increasingly important, in order to access public funding to support woodland management, to have an UK Forestry Standard compliant long-term woodland management plan in place. Arboricultural impact assessments and method statements are now routinely requested whenever a planning application is required that may impact upon existing trees and progressively a higher duty of care in respect of the management of tree safety on farms is being expected.

Ben brings a wealth of experience of dealing with public authorities and regulatory bodies to maximise benefits to the owners in securing their management objectives whilst ensuring compliance and sustainability. He can support tree and woodland owners to achieve their stated objectives by:

  • Surveying and assessing trees and woodland for the owners objectives
  • Developing a management plan for sustainably achieving objectives
  • Liaising with all statutory bodies and consultees
  • Managing the implementation of the plan
  • Establishing a monitoring and review process