Ted is the Founder member and President of the Ancient Tree Forum and Honorary Vice President of the International Tree Foundation.
He was awarded an MBE in recognition for his work in conservation especially trees and fungi. He was given the Arboricultural Association Annual Award for his contribution to arboriculture. He was awarded The Gold Medal by The Royal Forestry Society for his distinguished services to Forestry. He was made an Honorary Lecturer by Imperial College London. Ted is Conservation Consultant to the Crown Estate at Windsor. Ted is a regular broadcaster, writer and speaker at international conferences on ancient trees and fungi.