Cheryl Duerden

Full Name: Cheryl Duerden


Where do you currently live? North Devon


Field of expertise (arboriculture, forestry, carver etc):

Forestry, trees and woodlands surveying, arboriculture, ancient and veteran tree surveying


How Long have you worked in this industry?

Since 2019 when I started specialising in trees


Favorite climbing system?

Moving Rope system 


What is your favorite tree?

Quercus robur (English Oak)


Highest tree you have climbed? 

A veteran beech 


Have you had any close calls? If yes, what happened?

Hardly any I can think of as I try to be as safe as possible! There have been branches springing back when snedding and de-limbing, that sort of stuff (for now!)


What is your hidden talent?

Writing and Photography (My journey with trees on


When you’re not climbing trees what are your other interest/hobbies.?

Archery, Swimming, Going on walks.



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