Researcher & Research Lab Manager
Jon Banks, Researcher & Research Lab Manager at Bartlett Tree Experts, works out of the Bartlett Tree Research Lab.
More about Jon Banks
Dr. Jon Banks is the research lab manager for the UK Bartlett Tree Research Laboratory. He has been involved in Bartlett research and diagnostics at the University of Reading since 2010. He is chair of the Research Advisory Committee for the charity Fund4Trees and a member of the London Tree Officer's Associations Biosecurity Working Party. He has presented his research at numerous conferences including the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) (2020), ISA Hong Kong chapter (2019), Arboricultural Association annual conference (2019), International Urban Tree Diversity Conference in Alnarp, Sweden, and a keynote address at the 2018 Myerscough research conference. In addition, he chaired the tree health session at the 2016 Arboriculture Associations conference and managed the companies commercial CAA drone license for two years. He was awarded a Gatsby Bursary for research into sugar induced mitigation of herbicide damage in trees and the R. F. Addey Memorial Prize for Horticulture during his undergraduate degree.
Jon's PhD assessed drought and variations in drought tolerance within the Acer genus in 2019. In addition to research, his role also includes keeping Bartlett representatives informed and updated of recent developments in tree pests and diseases, management and maintenance.