Riaan Van Zyl – Consulting and contracting Arborist's Pty(Ltd)

Curriculum Vitae – Riaan van Zyl

Name of business

Riaan van Zyl Consulting and Contracting Arborist


Arborist/ Urban & Conservation Forester / Biodynamic Practitioner

Date of Birth:

03 MAY 1958


South African / Irish

Years Experience:


Membership in Professional Societies:

1. – Southern African Institute Of Forestry
2. – International Societyof Arboriculture


1982 - Completed Bsc Forestry, University Stellenbosch

Majors: Conservation Forestry And Silviculture

1984-85 - One Year Course On Biodynamic / Organic Agriculture And Rural Development, Emerson College, Uk.

1985-86 - Apprentice Training And Worked With Qualified Arborist Conneticut, Usa

1986-87 - Worked As Intern / Volunteer For A Canadian Aid Agency On An Integrated Rural Development Project, Lesotho. Developed And Maintained Woodlots And Food Gardens In Rural Lesotho.

1988 Started Own Business In Arboriculture And Forestry; To Present – Owner of Riaan Van Zyl – Consulting and Contracting Arboris