|Pete Grainger - Countryside Management|
|Hedging, habitat management, tree work, ecological surveys|
Pete graduated from Chelsea College University of London with a BSc in Environmental Biology. He later studied for a post graduate diploma in Countryside Management and a C&G in Biological Surveying. He is also a qualified tree surgeon with all the relevant NPTC qualifications and is fully insured.
He was recently chair of the Somerset Hedge Group for several years and has competed in several hedgelaying competitions including the National Hedgelaying Association championships and has won two classes at the Blackdown Hills Hedge Event.
Pete has worked for a number of local authorities including the London Borough of Sutton where he was the Ecology Officer, West Sussex County Council where he was a countryside ranger, Essex Wildlife Trust as a biological surveyor, Somerset County Council as the Sustainability Officer and latterly as the Ecologist for Sedgemoor District Council in Somerset. He has also undertaken contract work for local authorities and Wildlife Trusts.
He is interested in all aspects of ecological work and his speciality is entemology especially diptera....the study of flies.
He lives on the family smallholding in Nanstallon, Bodmin, Cornwall with his wife and son.