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  1. A tree can represent something different to all of us. Join the UK’s biggest arboriculture conference and experience a special 3-day event redefining what a tree can represent, as an ecosystem itself and as part of the wider ecosystem. Make new connections, enjoy field trips, interactive workshops and a refreshing change of pace from traditional conference formats. 21 world class expert speakers will transform our thinking first hand, through ground-breaking innovations and research. 4-7 September 2022 Loughborough University, LEICESTERSHIRE Welcoming delegates back to an in-person Amenity Conference for the first time since 2019. BOOK NOW MONDAY SPEAKERS TUESDAY SPEAKERS WEDNESDAY SPEAKERS RATES TIMETABLE SUNDAY FIELD TRIP
  2. UK Open Climbing Competition BOOKING NOW OPEN 22-24 September 2022 - ARB Show @ APF Sponsored by Harkie Global ! Put your skills to the test with limited places for Novice, Expert and Premier Categories We’re pleased to invite climbers of all levels to participate in the UK Open 2022, part of ARB Show @ APF 2022. Climbers equipment must meet competition rules and current best practice and industry standards. The UK Open is run by a team of Arboricultural Association volunteers who want to try and help advance UK climbing practice and safety. With the help of lecturers, the team have been able to guide and educate hundreds of students, spreading best practice and raising industry standards at a grass roots level. BOOK and find out more: https://www.trees.org.uk/Training-Events/Climbing-Competitions/UK-Open-Climbing-Competition
  3. UK Open Climbing Competition BOOKING NOW OPEN 22-24 September 2022 - ARB Show @ APF Sponsored by Harkie Global ! Put your skills to the test with limited places for Novice, Expert and Premier Categories We’re pleased to invite climbers of all levels to participate in the UK Open 2022, part of ARB Show @ APF 2022. Climbers equipment must meet competition rules and current best practice and industry standards. The UK Open is run by a team of Arboricultural Association volunteers who want to try and help advance UK climbing practice and safety. With the help of lecturers, the team have been able to guide and educate hundreds of students, spreading best practice and raising industry standards at a grass roots level. BOOK and find out more: https://www.trees.org.uk/Training-Events/Climbing-Competitions/UK-Open-Climbing-Competition
  4. Conference - NEW afternoon workshop sessions confirmed! New for this year are a series of special interactive workshop sessions, led by our speakers to bring you closer to the themes at the heart of the conference. These sessions, taking place each afternoon, will offer a refreshing change of pace to traditional conference formats. These in-depth face-to-face sessions include tree planting targets and their ramifications for the nursery industry and the urban forest, writing a tree strategy with two international experts and more. Click on each day to view workshop speakers and abstracts: MONDAY https://trees.org.uk/Amenity-Conference-2022/Monday-Speakers TUESDAY https://trees.org.uk/Amenity-Conference.../Tuesday-Speakers WEDNESDAY https://trees.org.uk/Amenity.../Wednesday-Speakers
  5. Conference - NEW afternoon workshop sessions confirmed! New for this year are a series of special interactive workshop sessions, led by our speakers to bring you closer to the themes at the heart of the conference. These sessions, taking place each afternoon, will offer a refreshing change of pace to traditional conference formats. These in-depth face-to-face sessions include tree planting targets and their ramifications for the nursery industry and the urban forest, writing a tree strategy with two international experts and more. Click on each day to view workshop speakers and abstracts: MONDAY https://trees.org.uk/Amenity-Conference-2022/Monday-Speakers TUESDAY https://trees.org.uk/Amenity-Conference.../Tuesday-Speakers WEDNESDAY https://trees.org.uk/Amenity.../Wednesday-Speakers
  6. Early Bird Discount ENDS Monday 8th August! The UK’s Biggest Arboriculture Conference. Save up to 23% After 2 years the UK’s longest-running, internationally recognised, arboriculture conference is back with a new venue and one of the most exciting programmes of speakers in its history. This year delegates will be able to enjoy a more varied format with each day split between lectures and workshops. Get your ticket here: https://trees.org.uk/Training-And-Events/Amenity-Conference
  7. Early Bird Discount ENDS Monday 8th August! The UK’s Biggest Arboriculture Conference. Save up to 23% After 2 years the UK’s longest-running, internationally recognised, arboriculture conference is back with a new venue and one of the most exciting programmes of speakers in its history. This year delegates will be able to enjoy a more varied format with each day split between lectures and workshops. Get your ticket here: https://trees.org.uk/Training-And-Events/Amenity-Conference
  8. After months of lobbying, the Arboricultural Association has secured a meeting between Association CEO John Parker and Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs to discuss the impact on arboriculture of the recent changes to red diesel exemptions. We welcome the willingness of the government to meet us about this issue and are looking forward to having an opportunity to present our members’ concerns to the Treasury. If you have any particular thoughts, comments or questions about this matter then please contact John directly at [email protected] and we will do what we can to make sure your message reaches the government. Read more Arboricultural Association - Changes to red diesel usage, April 2022 TREES.ORG.UK <h3 class= red >Update 11 April 2022</h3> <blockquote> <h4 class= green360 bold ><em>“After months of lobbying, the...
  9. After months of lobbying, the Arboricultural Association has secured a meeting between Association CEO John Parker and Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs to discuss the impact on arboriculture of the recent changes to red diesel exemptions. We welcome the willingness of the government to meet us about this issue and are looking forward to having an opportunity to present our members’ concerns to the Treasury. If you have any particular thoughts, comments or questions about this matter then please contact John directly at [email protected] and we will do what we can to make sure your message reaches the government. Read more Arboricultural Association - Changes to red diesel usage, April 2022 TREES.ORG.UK <h3 class= red >Update 11 April 2022</h3> <blockquote> <h4 class= green360 bold ><em>“After months of lobbying, the...
  10. Sign up now for the first of our Spring webinar series – Ted Green and Lynne Boddy Talking Rot Part 3, tomorrow at 6pm. The third part of a special webinar series featuring a meeting of two great minds, Lynne Boddy MBE and Ted Green MBE with guests. Register free: Webinar Registration - Zoom US02WEB.ZOOM.US Part 3 of this special series led by Ted Green MBE and Lynne Boddy MBE
  11. Women in Arboriculture: Webinar Spotlights To celebrate International Women’s Day 2022 we’re proud to share a few of the many amazing women who have shared their knowledge and passion with us over the past 2 years. We’re also sharing lots of resources below to help you get involved this year from learning resources to selfie cards. Naomi Zurcher In Consideration of the Tree Cecylia Malik Polish Mothers on Tree Stumps Jill Butler Wisdom of the Ancients Vikki Bengston Veteranisation – using tools instead of time Join Women in Arboriculture Join International Women’s Day Resources and Activities Resources Resources LinkedIn IWD Learning Resources LinkedIn Resources ‌ #BreakTheBias Selfie Cards Selfie Cards #BreakTheBias: Why Business & Science Need More Female Power Find out more More Women in Arboriculture Resources For International Women’s Day 2022 we’re encouraging you to share your #WomenInArb pictures and stories this Tuesday 8th March. Share your #WomeninArb #WomeninTrees story on Social Media! @Warboriculture and @arbassociation @arbassociation @arboricultural_association Watch and Share our International Women’s Day Video Playlist Boel Hammarstrand (Climbing Arborist) “Climbing a tree has nothing to do with your gender; it’s purely to do with your skills, your knowledge and your passion. “If you just put your mind to it, regardless if you’re a man or a woman, anybody can do anything. You just have to believe in yourself and work together with each other in the industry” Watch Here Becki Gawthorpe (Biosecurity Outreach Officer) “I’ve gone from climbing, to surveying, to consultancy and I’m now working for the Forestry Commission in their Tree Health Team which is something I never imagined that I could do with the qualifications I achieved in arboriculture.” Watch Here Michelle Ryan (Senior Arboriculture & Landscape Specialist) Michelle Ryan AA trustee talks about women in arboriculture and the Women In Arboriculture working group in the lead up to International Women's Day 2020. “If women that are wanting to come into the industry see themselves or see people like them, then they’ll be more inclined to join…There's variety, you don't have to be a tree climber, but if you want to, do it!” Watch Here We Need Your Help Whatever your role in arboriculture is; if you'd like to get involved and be featured in a short video interview or share a career blog post about your role please get in touch and email [email protected] or contact [email protected]
  12. This weekend many skilled, hardworking arborists will be out in sometimes dangerous conditions to help clear up the damage left by Storm Eunice. The Arboricultural Association would like to acknowledge the efforts of these professionals who help keep the country safe and moving. We would also urge members of the public to avoid fallen trees and remember that arboriculture is a skilled job, and it is always safest to engage a suitably qualified and experienced professional rather than trying to tackle the problem yourself. John Parker, Chief Executive Officer, Arboricultural Association
  13. Two-day event De Vere Tortworth Court, Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire 24 & 25 January 2022 Trees are an essential part of the environment, providing a wide range of ecosystem services. Trees also provide food and shelter for wildlife. Cavities, splits and hollows, which were historically described as ‘defects’, are now known to provide habitat for numerous wildlife species. Among the wildlife species which use trees for shelter are bats, with 14 of the 17 UK bat species known to roost in trees. Book Your Place Book Your Stand Despite the high level of legal protection, recent research has highlighted the difficulties of effectively surveying trees for bats. Bats frequently move roosts making it difficult to know if a tree is used by bats. As bat roosts are protected whether bats are present or not, this has serious implications for tree management. There is a growing number of ecologists who climb trees to look for bats and also a growing number of arborists developing an increase in ecology. Whilst some cross-discipline working is taking place, there is scope for much more. By running a two-day event on the topic of Bats and Trees we hope to encourage more ecologists and arborists to work together, sharing knowledge and experience. Bats and Trees has two main aims: Improving the quality of surveys undertaken, which in turn will improve the conservation of tree-roosting bat species; and Improving the safety of those involved with trees surveys for bats. The two-day event will comprise a mix of presentations and workshops from experts from both ecology and arboriculture, themes will include: Bat ecology and roosting behaviour Advances in survey techniques Practicalities of surveying trees for bats Compliance with legislation and industry best practice ‌ Early Bird Booking Closes 17 January 2022 EARLY BIRD TICKET PRICES 1 day ticket: £120 (Members) | £140 (Non-members) 2-day ticket: £240 (Members) | £280 (Non-members) Bats and Trees - Programme Important: This programme is subject to change. Day 1 Monday 24th January 2022 Time Topic Speaker 9:00 Arrival and registration - 9:30 Welcome & introduction Jim Mullholland (Arboricultural Association) Morning sessions – Bat ecology and roosting behaviour 9:50 TBC 10:30 Never underestimate a Potential Roost Feature Morgan Hughes (University of Wolverhampton) and Scott Brown (Coppice Ecology) 11:00 Refreshment break 11:30 New approaches to surveying trees for bats Jim Mullholland (Arboricultural Association) 12:00 Can we create bat roosts in living trees? Sean Shereston (Arbology) 12:30 Morning speaker Q&A ‌ 1:00 Lunch Afternoon sessions – Practicalities and legalities of surveying trees for bats 2:00 Welcome John Parker (Arboricultural Association) 2:10 Work at Height Regulations – the regulator’s perspective Chris Maher (Health and Safety Executive) 2:40 Two rope working and new technical guides in arboriculture; climbing and aerial rescue (TG1) Navin Sehmi (Down to Earth Trees) 3:10 Refreshment break 3:40 TBC ‌ 4:00 Discussion forum – how can ecologists and arboriculturists work together to improve tree surveys for bats? ‌ 4:20 Afternoon speaker Q&A ‌ 4:45 Close Day 2 Tuesday 25th January 2022 Session Workshop A Tree Climbers Forum (outside, hotel grounds) – TBC B Using the body language of trees to inform tree assessments - Jim Mullholland (Arboricultural Association) C Bat roost creation in living trees (outside, Hawkers Grove) – Lee Gwyther (Grounded Trees) and Sean Shereston (Arbology) D Ash dieback and tree risk management - John Parker (Arboricultural Association) E Using the Bat Tree Habitat Key data to inform survey design and effort - Louis Pearson (BTHK project) Only one or two sessions (not four). Workshop rotation (sunrise 8am – sunset 4:43pm) Workshop times ‌ 8:30 – 10:00 1st workshop 10:00 – 10:30 Refreshment break 10:30 – 12:00 2nd workshop 12:00 – 1:00 Lunch 1:00 – 2:30 3rd workshop 2:30 – 3:00 Refreshment break 3:00 – 4:30 4th workshop Book Your Place Book Your Stand
  14. Two-day event De Vere Tortworth Court, Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire 24 & 25 January 2022 Trees are an essential part of the environment, providing a wide range of ecosystem services. Trees also provide food and shelter for wildlife. Cavities, splits and hollows, which were historically described as ‘defects’, are now known to provide habitat for numerous wildlife species. Among the wildlife species which use trees for shelter are bats, with 14 of the 17 UK bat species known to roost in trees. Book Your Place Book Your Stand Despite the high level of legal protection, recent research has highlighted the difficulties of effectively surveying trees for bats. Bats frequently move roosts making it difficult to know if a tree is used by bats. As bat roosts are protected whether bats are present or not, this has serious implications for tree management. There is a growing number of ecologists who climb trees to look for bats and also a growing number of arborists developing an increase in ecology. Whilst some cross-discipline working is taking place, there is scope for much more. By running a two-day event on the topic of Bats and Trees we hope to encourage more ecologists and arborists to work together, sharing knowledge and experience. Bats and Trees has two main aims: Improving the quality of surveys undertaken, which in turn will improve the conservation of tree-roosting bat species; and Improving the safety of those involved with trees surveys for bats. The two-day event will comprise a mix of presentations and workshops from experts from both ecology and arboriculture, themes will include: Bat ecology and roosting behaviour Advances in survey techniques Practicalities of surveying trees for bats Compliance with legislation and industry best practice ‌ Early Bird Booking Closes 17 January 2022 EARLY BIRD TICKET PRICES 1 day ticket: £120 (Members) | £140 (Non-members) 2-day ticket: £240 (Members) | £280 (Non-members) Bats and Trees - Programme Important: This programme is subject to change. Day 1 Monday 24th January 2022 Time Topic Speaker 9:00 Arrival and registration - 9:30 Welcome & introduction Jim Mullholland (Arboricultural Association) Morning sessions – Bat ecology and roosting behaviour 9:50 TBC 10:30 Never underestimate a Potential Roost Feature Morgan Hughes (University of Wolverhampton) and Scott Brown (Coppice Ecology) 11:00 Refreshment break 11:30 New approaches to surveying trees for bats Jim Mullholland (Arboricultural Association) 12:00 Can we create bat roosts in living trees? Sean Shereston (Arbology) 12:30 Morning speaker Q&A ‌ 1:00 Lunch Afternoon sessions – Practicalities and legalities of surveying trees for bats 2:00 Welcome John Parker (Arboricultural Association) 2:10 Work at Height Regulations – the regulator’s perspective Chris Maher (Health and Safety Executive) 2:40 Two rope working and new technical guides in arboriculture; climbing and aerial rescue (TG1) Navin Sehmi (Down to Earth Trees) 3:10 Refreshment break 3:40 TBC ‌ 4:00 Discussion forum – how can ecologists and arboriculturists work together to improve tree surveys for bats? ‌ 4:20 Afternoon speaker Q&A ‌ 4:45 Close Day 2 Tuesday 25th January 2022 Session Workshop A Tree Climbers Forum (outside, hotel grounds) – TBC B Using the body language of trees to inform tree assessments - Jim Mullholland (Arboricultural Association) C Bat roost creation in living trees (outside, Hawkers Grove) – Lee Gwyther (Grounded Trees) and Sean Shereston (Arbology) D Ash dieback and tree risk management - John Parker (Arboricultural Association) E Using the Bat Tree Habitat Key data to inform survey design and effort - Louis Pearson (BTHK project) Only one or two sessions (not four). Workshop rotation (sunrise 8am – sunset 4:43pm) Workshop times ‌ 8:30 – 10:00 1st workshop 10:00 – 10:30 Refreshment break 10:30 – 12:00 2nd workshop 12:00 – 1:00 Lunch 1:00 – 2:30 3rd workshop 2:30 – 3:00 Refreshment break 3:00 – 4:30 4th workshop Book Your Place Book Your Stand
  15. ARB Show at APF 2022 Thursday 22nd to Saturday 24th September 2022 The Arboricultural Association is pleased to announce that after two years away, ARB Show will be returning in 2022 in an exciting new venue and format. This year, for the first time ever, we are proud to present ARB Show at APF 2022 taking place 22-24 September 2022 at the Ragley Estate in Warwickshire. The two largest arboricultural shows in the UK are teaming up to deliver an incredible event, with more than 20,000 people expected to attend over three days. Many favourite features of ARB Show will be included in the Arb Worker Zone and Tree Climbing Competition areas, and the ARB Show at APF area will populated with some of the most popular arboricultural industry exhibitors. Bringing the ARB Show to APF 2022 delivers an expanded offering for arborists at the show and helps the event reach beyond its traditional forestry base. The Arb Worker Zone will be a key interactive attraction, giving arborists the chance to receive impartial advice about climbing kit and techniques and have a go with practical demonstrations alongside a timetable of events each day. The Arborists’ Workshop is one of the top ARB Show attractions with a carefully curated timetable of industry experts sharing knowledge on a range of subjects throughout each day. The UK Open Tree Climbing Competition will take place over in the demonstration zone in specially selected trees on site. The competition features three different skill levels making it more accessible to all climbers, from novices to experts. Association CEO John Parker said: “This is fantastic news for arborists. ARB Show has been a highlight of the event calendar for more than twenty years, and after two years of virtual events we are delighted to be able to announce this collaboration with APF 2022, bringing the show to a greater audience than ever before. Attendees and exhibitors will benefit from this change and we feel certain that the whole arboricultural profession will be out in force to celebrate the return of ARB Show in 2022.” APF Exhibition Secretary Ian Millward echoed those sentiments. “We’re thrilled to announce this new partnership; we’re excited to have the AA on board and are committed to making this a fantastic industry event. The Arboricultural Association is one of the leading organisations in the Arb world, so we are pleased to have this opportunity to build a stronger partnership and see it as part of the natural evolution of the APF Exhibition.” For anyone working in arboriculture ARB Show at APF 2022 is going to be an unmissable event. You can book your place as an exhibitor or visitor right now at www.apfexhibition.co.uk

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