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    Crown and Canopy Management Conference focuses on the heart of arboriculture

    ‘Crown & Canopy Management - Working with Nature’

    University of Exeter, 8–11 September 2019


    The 53rd Arboricultural Association National Amenity Conference


    The UK’s Biggest Arboriculture Conference



    The Arboricultural Association has announced the full line up of 32 speaker sessions for the 53rd National Amenity Conference titled ‘Crown & Canopy Management – Working with Nature’. The schedule for the UK’s biggest Arboriculture Conference includes 13 prominent international speakers who, alongside UK based experts, will take us on an unparalleled exploration of the science of crown management. 


    The focus of this year’s Conference takes us back to the heart of arboriculture – managing trees and tree populations, from the macro to the micro, through canopy and crown. It’s a topic which impacts on all professionals involved in the tree care industry. From those dealing with policy at local, regional, national or global levels, or working on individual trees as a climbing arborist, to consultants, specifiers and practitioners. 


    Returning to the University of Exeter, the landmark event provides an engaging programme of carefully selected experts, with pioneering new perspectives, who will challenge current working practices and take our knowledge and understanding to new levels. 


    An enlightened approach to the Urban Forest


    Under the four broad topic areas of ‘Natural function’, ‘Governance, guidance and application’, ‘Pruning methodologies’ and ‘Challenging current practice’, we will explore the latest understanding, theories, technologies and procedures while taking an honest look at past and present practices in order to help drive the industry towards a more enlightened approach to our day-to day relationship with the urban forest. The event will culminate with four in-depth practical workshop sessions on the final day, which include the legendary University of Florida Professor Ed Gilman.


    A world-class Arboriculture Conference


    In 2018 a record 426 attendees enjoyed one of the most successful AA conferences in recent memory.


    “This year's Arboricultural Association Conference at Exeter, Soils & Trees, maintained its position as one of the best in the world.” Jeremy Barrell – Barrell Tree Consultancy (UK)


    “Some really good stuff on day two of the Arboricultural Association Soils and Trees Conference - reinforcing the notion that every site and situation is different, and our specifications should never be used as recipe books. A truly enjoyable conference and such a privilege to be able to be involved.” Mark Roberts – Roberts Consulting (New Zealand)


    You can view in-depth speaker abstracts and biographies at www.trees.org.uk/arbconference  

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