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  1. Thank you guys, I've forwarded the SSSTS course link onto my boss for him to see. Paul I'm guessing yours must be a similar course?
  2. Hello, My boss has asked me to look for any management courses aimed at people working in the forestry/ arboriculture sector for me to attend to aid me in my development at work. My current job role is that of a foreman which involves supervising and organising work crews, carrying out risk assessments and following health and safety guidelines in relation to working operations. Does anybody know of any courses which might be suitable for me? Additionally if you do have you or any of your colleagues had experience going on them? Kind Regards John
  3. Hi, I'm having to give a presentation on current contemporary issues within the arboriculture world at present. I have a few ideas but thought I'd ask on arb - talk if anybody had any specific thoughts or suggestions of relevant issues affecting the industry? These could range from anything from pests and diseases to how the industry is regulated on a whole. Its a 20 minute presentation with a Q&A session at the end. Any thoughts ideas and suggestions would be much appreciated. Regards John McGowan
  4. Hello, I'm looking for part time work whilst I finish my university degree, ideally groundsman work around Preston and the surrounding area. I currently have my CS30/31. Prior to doing my university degree a spent a year working with the Forestry Commission in Scotland which allowed me to gain a background in rural and urban forestry although the arb side is really where I see my future being. If you have any work available or know of any one who does please leave me a message after this post or contact me on the e-mail address and phone number below. Many thanks John McGowan crocket22@googlemail.com Tele: 07491068619
  5. Hello: Re posting my dissertation question again as I'm closing the survey before Easter and wanted to get a few more responses. Many Thanks ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... Dear Fellow Arborist, I am currently undertaking a BSc in Arboriculture and Urban Forestry at Myerscough College, part of the University of Central Lancashire. As part of this I am looking into the question “How Are Arboricultural Arising's Being Processed?” I am particularly interested in the potential for further development of the tree hub/ tree station provision. A tree hub/ tree station is a place where locally sourced arisings from arboriculture work can be brought to be processed to prevent them becoming waste. The arisings are then recycled and reused in an environmentally efficient manner that makes money for the cooperative. I would be very grateful if you could, complete the short questionnaire detailed below to help me with this. Information provided will be treated with strict confidence and individuals and firms will not be identified. The questionnaire should only take several minutes of your time. Kind Regards John McGowan https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/T2ZQGVZ
  6. Hello: Re posting my dissertation question again as I'm closing the survey before Easter and wanted to get a few more responses. Many Thanks ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... Dear Fellow Arborist, I am currently undertaking a BSc in Arboriculture and Urban Forestry at Myerscough College, part of the University of Central Lancashire. As part of this I am looking into the question “How Are Arboricultural Arising's Being Processed?” I am particularly interested in the potential for further development of the tree hub/ tree station provision. A tree hub/ tree station is a place where locally sourced arisings from arboriculture work can be brought to be processed to prevent them becoming waste. The arisings are then recycled and reused in an environmentally efficient manner that makes money for the cooperative. I would be very grateful if you could, complete the short questionnaire detailed below to help me with this. Information provided will be treated with strict confidence and individuals and firms will not be identified. The questionnaire should only take several minutes of your time. Kind Regards John McGowan https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/T2ZQGVZ
  7. Hello: Re posting my dissertation question again as I'm closing the survey before Easter, and wanted to get a few more responses. Many Thanks ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... Dear Fellow Arborist, I am currently undertaking a BSc in Arboriculture and Urban Forestry at Myerscough College, part of the University of Central Lancashire. As part of this I am looking into the question “How Are Arboricultural Arising's Being Processed?” I am particularly interested in the potential for further development of the tree hub/ tree station provision. A tree hub/ tree station is a place where locally sourced arisings from arboriculture work can be brought to be processed to prevent them becoming waste. The arisings are then recycled and reused in an environmentally efficient manner that makes money for the cooperative. I would be very grateful if you could, complete the short questionnaire detailed below to help me with this. Information provided will be treated with strict confidence and individuals and firms will not be identified. The questionnaire should only take several minutes of your time. Kind Regards John McGowan https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/T2ZQGVZ
  8. Hi Thank you for both for your responses. One Truth sorry for the delay in responding I've been in hospital. The point you've raised about the location is valid and I wish I had put it in the questionnaire, however this point has been asked to some tree hub/ tree stations in a second questionnaire about funding for there specific enterprises and it appears a few of them have trouble getting grants due to the location where they are. For example urban enterprises find it easier to gain funding as apposed to rural ones which struggle, this point will be raised within the dissertation. I'm looking closely into the co-operative/ social enterprises which reinvest profits from sold wood as apposed to say a limited company. The co-operatives will accept the waste for free as apposed to paying for the waste to be removed. Volume of mass: from the responses I've had measurements have all been different. I'm going to re advertise the survey today on the forums and the facebook group. I will keep you posted on the findings from the research. John McGowan
  9. Dear Fellow Arborist, I am currently undertaking a BSc in Arboriculture and Urban Forestry at Myerscough College, part of the University of Central Lancashire. As part of this I am looking into the question “How Are Arboricultural Arising's Being Processed?” I am particularly interested in the potential for further development of the tree hub/ tree station provision. A tree hub/ tree station is a place where locally sourced arisings from arboriculture work can be brought to be processed to prevent them becoming waste. The arisings are then recycled and reused in an environmentally efficient manner that makes money for the cooperative. I would be very grateful if you could, complete the short questionnaire detailed below to help me with this. Information provided will be treated with strict confidence and individuals and firms will not be identified. The questionnaire should only take several minutes of your time. Kind Regards John McGowan https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/T2ZQGVZ
  10. Dear Fellow Arborist, I am currently undertaking a BSc in Arboriculture and Urban Forestry at Myerscough College, part of the University of Central Lancashire. As part of this I am looking into the question “How Are Arboricultural Arising's Being Processed?” I am particularly interested in the potential for further development of the tree hub/ tree station provision. A tree hub/ tree station is a place where locally sourced arisings from arboriculture work can be brought to be processed to prevent them becoming waste. The arisings are then recycled and reused in an environmentally efficient manner that makes money for the cooperative. I would be very grateful if you could, complete the short questionnaire detailed below to help me with this. Information provided will be treated with strict confidence and individuals and firms will not be identified. The questionnaire should only take several minutes of your time. Kind Regards John McGowan https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/T2ZQGVZ
  11. Dear Fellow Arborist, I am currently undertaking a BSc in Arboriculture and Urban Forestry at Myerscough College, part of the University of Central Lancashire. As part of this I am looking into the question “How Are Arboricultural Arising's Being Processed?” I am particularly interested in the potential for further development of the tree hub/ tree station provision. A tree hub/ tree station is a place where locally sourced arisings from arboriculture work can be brought to be processed to prevent them becoming waste. The arisings are then recycled and reused in an environmentally efficient manner that makes money for the cooperative. I would be very grateful if you could, complete the short questionnaire detailed below to help me with this. Information provided will be treated with strict confidence and individuals and firms will not be identified. The questionnaire should only take several minutes of your time. Kind Regards John McGowan https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/T2ZQGVZ
  12. Hi, I’m returning to university in September to complete a third year of a degree in Arboriculture and Urban tree management. One of the main components of the year is to complete a dissertation around the subject field. I undertook a project whilst I was on a work placement with the Forestry Commission to identify if there is an economically viable market for the production of hard wood timber in the Scottish Borders. The project centred around, an unmanaged woodland which contained sycamore, beech and birch. The timber which was removed from the site was sold to a local stockist who sold it for fire wood. I found that during the project there was some potential for the practical usage of timber from these woodlands in the local area however, the quality of the wood would prevent it from been used for anything more than just wood fuel. I was thinking of researching the usages of timber from unmanaged woodlands in an urban city environment as opposed to a rural environment with potentially a better quality of tree been managed. There is a large amount of deforestation in urban city environments with the development of new housing and I was thinking if there was a way of perhaps preserving the small wooded areas and if there is a cost effective way of making this possible? One idea could be to identify a different tree species area differing from the area I researched in Scotland where the timber could be of a better quality for example oak. With this in mind the wood been extracted from these woodlands could be used for something different other than firewood? With it been in a city environment I was wondering if continuous cover forestry could be used to accommodate such an idea? I was wondering if anybody, has any knowledge or background on the ideas I’ve mentioned here perhaps you could give me a better more relevant idea for a dissertation maybe based around the ideas I’ve mentioned, but not necessarily restricted to this area? Any help and advice would be much appreciated Many Thanks John

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