Paul Ratcliffe

Reserves Officer

“I am the Reserves Officer for Queenswood Country Park and Arboretum. My duties include habitat, access, infrastructure and interpretation management, dealing with the public and supporting the work of our engagement team and other project work on the site, both within the arboretum and the wider ancient semi natural woodland. The work is carried out by volunteers, contractors and members of the reserves team. I manage the tree adoption scheme in the arboretum liaising with the Queenswood Coronation Fund who advise on the care and development of the tree collection.

I particularly enjoy being able to respond directly to issues that arise on the sites, whether it’s a member of the public trying to find an individual adopted tree or organising and carrying out tree work after storm damage.”