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 was awarded a Gatsby Bursary and the R. F. Addey Memorial Prize for Horticulture during his undergraduate degree. He is vice-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 Hong Kong chapter, 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.
Jon recently completed his PhD assessing drought and the variation in drought tolerance within the Acer genus. 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.