Based in Reading, UK, Luke is the diagnostician for the UK and Ireland division of Bartlett Tree Experts. Examining samples sent from all over the division, he identifies plant health issues and helps local specialists to create treatment plans to manage them.
Luke’s research focuses on improving the management of honey fungus (Armillaria), including early detection methods and biological control. Much of this research has or is being conducted in collaboration with researchers at the RHS and The University of Reading. Luke’s areas of interest include biological control, plant physiology, ecology, human and plant interactions, entomology, and plant pathology.