A proud day for TMA
Tim Moya Associates have been awarded Investors in People Gold Standard! After first being accredited in July 2017, TMA have been reaccredited at Gold level until 2020.
Investor in People is the standard for overall business management, which defines what it takes to lead, support and manage a business and its people well for sustainable results. Organisations that meet the world-recognised Investors in People Standard reflect the very best in management excellence. Read more
Welcome to our newest team members
Tim Moya Associates are proud to welcome our newest team members.
Chris Wright started at TMA in February as a Senior Arboricultural Consultant, Edward Cleverdon started in June as a Senior Arboricultural Consultant and Adam Armstrong started in July as an Arboricultural Consultant. They are all doing fantastically well and have hit the ground running with some very interesting projects.
Please help to protect our trees
Observatree is a collaborative project between Forest Research, the Forestry Commission, APHA, Defra, Fera, the National Trust, Natural Resources Wales and the Woodland Trust. Funded by the EU’s Life programme, we aim to help spot new pest and disease threats to UK trees.
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TMA Boules winner 2016!
After an intense competition between TMA staff, we finally have a winner of our 2016 Boules competetion.
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We have new PICUS and Resistograph equipment
TMA have upgraded or decay detection equipment to the PiCUS 3 and Resistograph PD300 systems.
This ensures that TMA can continue to undertake detailed decay investigation using the most up to date technology, which can provide comprehensive evidence to enable informed decisions about tree management.
Spring has sprung
Spring has now officially arrived and there’s no better time to think about Ecology Surveys of development sites. If you’re not sure whether your site needs an ecology survey (or what type), we’ll be happy to take a look at your plans and help you decide.
We’ll always recommend ways to try and avoid impacting ecology, which is usually the simplest way to reduce costs and delays later on.
Some types of Ecology Survey can only be undertaken during certain months of the year – generally in the spring or summer, so it’s worth speaking to an ecologist early on.
Please contact us for free advice
Biosecurity in Arboriculture and Urban Forestry Position Statement
The Arboricultural Association have made biosecurity a key area of focus for 2016. They have announced the Arboricultural Association’s ‘Biosecurity in Arboriculture and Urban Forestry Position Statement’.
This statement outlines some basic biosecurity principles that should be adopted to reduce the unwanted introduction and spread of tree pests, diseases and invasive tree species and is aimed at members, those working in the sector, and those working across the wider industries that connect with arboriculture and urban forestry, and people generally interested in the planting and maintenance of trees.
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TMA Ecology Project Shortlisted for Green Leaders Award
A TMA Ecology project has been shortlisted as Ecosystem Project of the Year at the Business Green Leaders of the Year Awards 2016.
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We have a 'new' Senior Arboricultural Consultant
We are very proud to announce that one of our Arboricultural Consultants, Charlie, has been promoted to Senior Arboricultural Consultant.
Huge congratulations to our arboricultural consultant Charles McCorkell on his recent promotion to Senior Consultant with TMA. Charlie joined the company in October 2013, and since then has immersed himself fully and professionally in the services we provide to all of our valued customers. Since joining the company Charlie has applied himself conscientiously, and made a significant contribution to the quality of the arboricultural projects he has delivered for the company. His promotion is well deserved. We look forward to supporting Charlie in his new role as Senior Consultant, and to seeing him continue to develop in his arboricultural expertise as a result. Well done Charlie!!!
Tracy has written an article for The Planner
One of our directors, Tracy Clarke, has written an article about Trees and Planning for The Planner Magazine.
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We carried out a PiCUS investigation from a MEWP
TMA were employed to help assess the level of decay in a large plane tree growing near a busy road. The area requiring testing is several metres above ground level, so a mobile elevated work platform (MEWP) was also required.
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Tree Surgeon James Curry has a new MEWP
Our good friend and local tree surgeon James Curry has just got a new MEWP (Mobile Elevating Work Platform) and we got to have a go in it!
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TMA Ecologists were undertaking a Bat Scoping Assessment this week found a group of bats hibernating within an underground area of the survey site. The bats were in a mixed group of Natterer’s and Daubenton’s bats. Bats are legally protected against disturbance; disruption during hibernation can be critical to their survival. TMA Ecologists are specially trained and hold survey licences from Natural England.
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Greatest collection of ancient oak trees in Europe - are HERE in Britain
Have you seen the news? The greatest collection of ancient oak trees anywhere in Europe has been discoveed in Britain after research uncovered them in a Medieval deer park.
Our Ecology team have been rehousing roosting bats
Tim Moya Associates Ecology Team has been involved in two projects relocating roosting bats from buildings before demolition.
The two sites – a large hotel in Somerset and a six-bedroom house in Hertfordshire - were both found to contain roosting populations of bats including common pipistrelle, soprano pipistrelle and brown long-eared bats. Read more here.
MyTrees is now online
We are delighted to announce that MyTrees software is now available in our new hosted server. Our clients will now be able to connect and use MyTrees anywhere and enjoy the multiple benefits that running in a client-server mode offers. For more information please do not hesitate contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TMA are proud to welcome our new Project Coordinator
Tim Moya Associates are pleased to announce that we have appointed a new Project Coordinator, Teddy Mensah. Teddy will be responsible for the management of all projects records and also responsible for maintaining effective communications between all stakeholders.
Teddy has qualifications in Business management & I.T, Project Management and a Prince2 professional membership.
TMA are proud to welcome our new GIS Technician
Tim Moya Associates are pleased to announce that we have appointed a new GIS Technician, Juan Castellanos.
Juan is an experienced and professional GIS Technician who will be responsible for all GIS input into projects and help to develop of MyTrees software.
TMA are proud to welcome our new Senior Ecologist
Tim Moya Associates are pleased to announce that we have appointed a new Senior Ecologist, Emma Reid.
Emma is an experienced and professional senior ecologist with responsibility for coordinating and undertaking a variety of surveys for protected species assessments.
Emma holds licences for GCN and Barn Owl surveys (bat licence is pending) and Dormouse handling in England. Emma also holds Personal Track Safety and Construction Skills Certification Scheme cards. Further skills that Emma brings to the company come from her experience in report writing/reviewing, presentations, client liaison, project planning and scheduling. Emma has previously managed several large and small scale reptile, badger and great crested newt (GCN) projects from initial tender stage through to post-mitigation monitoring.
Spring is here!
Spring has arrived and summer is on its way and many protected species are emerging from hibernation, including bats, great crested newts and reptiles.
Spring also marks one of the busiest times for TMA's Ecology team, since the presence or absence of species like these can only be assessed during their most active months.Give TMA a call to discuss your project and we can explain which surveys may be required and when. In many cases surveys will not be necessary, but expert advice is recommended at the earliest opportunity to avoid surprises later on.
TMA Ecology offers a wide range of ecological services including Phase 1 Habitat Assessments, Protected Species Surveys, Mitigation Solutions, Ecological Clerk of Works, Invasive Species Surveys, BREEAM and Code for Sustainable Homes (CSH). For more information regarding survey seasons, please refer to the TIM MOYA ASSOCIATES SURVEY CALENDAR.
TMA ecologists approach all projects individually to ensure the best outcomes for our clients. In many cases protected species can be managed with no significant impacts to the project or on the species involved. In all cases, time is a great advantage and it is never too early to get some preliminary advice from our ecology team.
ProArb an interview with Tracy Clarke
An interview with Tracy Clarke, pro arb magazine.
Tim Moya Associates have moved
Tim Moya Associates are pleased to announce that we have moved to a larger office. The new office is a two story barn on the same site as our previous offices in Old Harlow. It is a great working environment with stunning views and lots more room for our expanding team. The increased space has allowed for a more relaxed and efficient working environment. Visitors welcome but please call first
The new office address is The Barn, Feltimores Park, Chalk Lane, Harlow, Essex, CM17 0PF.
Tim Moya Associates awarded place on Kent CC Framework
Tim Moya Associates are pleased to announce that we have been awared a place on the Kent County Council Framework for property related consultancy. With the possibility to provide Arboricultural and Ecological consultancy services under this framework we are really excited to be involved in the team and look forward to getting involved in our first project.