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    Undertaking Aerial Inspections Course

    Simon Cox and Paul Melarange deliver this new hands-on training course. A one-day workshop offering practical training and demonstrations in the use of new AA Guidance Note 11 Aerial Inspections - A guide to good practice. Read More: https://www.trees.org.uk/Training-And-Events/Course-Detail?id=2CC8D234-30A6-4313-9EE9-4676A095E31F Date: 27/02/2019 Location: Wokingham, Berkshire
  2. JackArbAssociation

    Undertaking Aerial Inspections Course

    Simon Cox and Paul Melarange deliver this new hands-on training course. A one-day workshop offering practical training and demonstrations in the use of new AA Guidance Note 11 Aerial Inspections - A guide to good practice. Read More: https://www.trees.org.uk/Training-And-Events/Course-Detail?id=2CC8D234-30A6-4313-9EE9-4676A095E31F Date: 27/02/2019 Location: Wokingham, Berkshire
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    Intermediate Tree Inspection Course

    Hi Steve, Thanks for pointing that out, it is in fact an error on our part, sorry for that. All the Intermediate Tree Inspection courses should be priced the same, we will get to amending that now
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    Communication Skills for the Arb Industry Course

    Hi Stere, We’ve had a lot of requests for this sort of ‘Soft Skills’ training recently; this will be the first time we’ve run the course, so we’ll have to see what the feedback is like. But it’s always a good thing to understand things from other people’s point of view.
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    Intermediate Tree Inspection Course

    Hi AJ, your nearest option for Basic Tree Inspection is 18th June in Wokingham: https://www.trees.org.uk/Training-And-Events/Course-Detail?id=3CCB16EC-B17D-4E2D-AABF-81C40F359279 If you would like to see more courses near you, then the South East branch AGM is coming up, so you can give feedback on what you'd like to see there: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/aa-se-branch-2019-winter-lectures-agm-tickets-52827449323?fbclid=IwAR2HN3eAKkOpV5v_jM4Sw_R55TuDnAtR40Hnx9MbbcCap0jk1Bgejyaw53w Or you can contact the branch here: https://www.trees.org.uk/Branches/South-East
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    Intermediate Tree Inspection Course

    Hi Steve, Yes that’s right -this is the first set of Intermediate Tree Inspection courses scheduled, if they prove popular then its likely more locations will be added throughout the year.
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    Intermediate Tree Inspection Course

    This 2-day course bridges the wide gap between the Basic Tree Survey & Inspection (BTSI) and the Professional Tree Inspection (PTI) courses. With instructor-led sessions and theory-based presentations, you’ll be guided through the various stages of tree inspection, risk assessment and other tree management procedures. You’ll gain practical experience, receive one-to-one feedback and discover the latest techniques and innovations in the industry. You’ll also meet other tree inspectors in similar situations and roles and get the chance to ask questions in a supportive and relaxed environment. PLEASE BE AWARE THIS IS A NON-RESIDENTIAL COURSE Hotels are available nearby. 01/05/2019 Ilminster, Somerset: https://www.trees.org.uk/Course-Detail?id=6722DC7E-561D-4713-82DE-7F7F4B7E0D4A 16/07/2019 Hitchin, Hertfordshire: https://www.trees.org.uk/Course-Detail?id=392DA379-C037-478B-93B2-0265D466BAF9 01/10/2019 Preston, Lancashire: https://www.trees.org.uk/Course-Detail?id=65E1A35E-6317-4E02-9ACD-4F7A0282F0B4
  8. JackArbAssociation

    Intermediate Tree Inspection Course

    This 2-day course bridges the wide gap between the Basic Tree Survey & Inspection (BTSI) and the Professional Tree Inspection (PTI) courses. With instructor-led sessions and theory-based presentations, you’ll be guided through the various stages of tree inspection, risk assessment and other tree management procedures. You’ll gain practical experience, receive one-to-one feedback and discover the latest techniques and innovations in the industry. You’ll also meet other tree inspectors in similar situations and roles and get the chance to ask questions in a supportive and relaxed environment. PLEASE BE AWARE THIS IS A NON-RESIDENTIAL COURSE Hotels are available nearby. 01/05/2019 Ilminster, Somerset: https://www.trees.org.uk/Course-Detail?id=6722DC7E-561D-4713-82DE-7F7F4B7E0D4A 16/07/2019 Hitchin, Hertfordshire: https://www.trees.org.uk/Course-Detail?id=392DA379-C037-478B-93B2-0265D466BAF9 01/10/2019 Preston, Lancashire: https://www.trees.org.uk/Course-Detail?id=65E1A35E-6317-4E02-9ACD-4F7A0282F0B4
  9. Soft skill development has been identified as an essential key to improve the daily working environment through improved understanding of self and others, use of effective communication and appropriate challenge and strong leadership. The wider impact will be to reduce accidents, near misses and fatalities, make the industry more attractive to a wider audience and generally elevate the industry so that it is reflective of the modern world. This course is a one-day pragmatic and engaging programme for people working in the industry providing skills to help them in their daily management of others through increased awareness, emotional intelligence and great communication. https://www.trees.org.uk/Training-And-Events/Course-Detail?id=2DF67FB3-0D8F-4AA0-B079-D9E20109987F&fbclid=IwAR0FkYX9FbWDbVNWd0HAYZv_eg-jaKrQBhvUP578rg2lnWFE1ZNoIZUcDTA
  10. JackArbAssociation

    Communication Skills for the Arb Industry

    Soft skill development has been identified as an essential key to improve the daily working environment through improved understanding of self and others, use of effective communication and appropriate challenge and strong leadership. The wider impact will be to reduce accidents, near misses and fatalities, make the industry more attractive to a wider audience and generally elevate the industry so that it is reflective of the modern world. This course is a one-day pragmatic and engaging programme for people working in the industry providing skills to help them in their daily management of others through increased awareness, emotional intelligence and great communication. https://www.trees.org.uk/Training-And-Events/Course-Detail?id=2DF67FB3-0D8F-4AA0-B079-D9E20109987F&fbclid=IwAR0FkYX9FbWDbVNWd0HAYZv_eg-jaKrQBhvUP578rg2lnWFE1ZNoIZUcDTA
  11. The Scottish Branch’s winter seminar and AGM will take place at the Scottish School of Forestry (SSF), Balloch, near Inverness on Saturday 26 January 2019. Location: Inverness College UHI, Scottish School of Forestry, Viewhill, Balloch, Inverness, IV2 5EA Part of Inverness College UHI, the Scottish School of Forestry is primarily engaged in the delivery of forestry and arboriculture training and education. It has been delivering higher education since 1980 and degrees since 1996 and has an excellent reputation for providing successful graduates working in the forestry and arboriculture sector. The school sits in its own 10 hectare woodland in Balloch, making it the only forestry training provider delivering both HE and FE education within its own practical training environment. Programme: The event will be held in the main Scottish School of Forestry building – please report to the main reception on arrival. 9:30 Assemble for tea and coffee. 10:00 Welcome and introduction by Donald Rodger, Chair Scottish Branch. 10:10 Presentation by Stewart Wardrop, Chief Executive Officer, The Arboricultural Association. 11:00 Scottish Branch Annual General Meeting – see separate agenda. Including presentation of the 2018 Dr Tom Hall memorial literary prize. 11:20 Dr Henrik Sjöman, Senior Researcher at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and Scientific Curator at Gothenburg Botanic Garden ’Urban Trees of Tomorrow’. 12:20 Lunch – Provided courtesy of Barcham Trees. 13:00 Matthew Cooper, Director and Principal Arboriculturalist at Tree Research, Education and Environmental Services – ‘New Town, Old Solutions: Creating a Forest Garden in Livingston’. 13:50 Jocelyn McLaren, SSF Student – ‘Tree Risk in Urban Woodlands – a Study of Risk from Dutch Elm Disease in Aultnaskiach Dell’. 14:15 Guided tour of the college campus and an update on SSF’s work looking at environmental projects led by Amanda Bryan, Head of Forestry (interim) and Neil Stewart, lecturer in forestry and programme coordinator FE. 15:30 Conclusion and disperse. Email us to book now: info@donaldrodger.co.uk Seminar Speakers: Henrik Sjöman - Urban trees of tomorrow – which are they and how should they be used? Senior researcher at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and Scientific Curator at Gothenburg Botanical Garden Matthew Cooper - New town, old solutions; creating a forest garden in Livingston. Director and Principal Arboriculturalist at Tree Research, Education and Environmental Services (T.R.E.E.S.) Ltd. The event is free-of-charge and all members and non-members are welcome to attend. Spaces are limited, however, so please register your attendance in advance (and no later than 20 January) to assist in planning for numbers and catering by contacting Donald Rodger at info@donaldrodger.co.uk. 2018 Annual General Meeting – 1.00pm Agenda: -Apologies for absence -Approval of 2017 AGM Minutes -Matters arising from the 2017 AGM Minutes -Officers’ reports -Chairman -Secretary -Treasurer -Appointment of Committee -Election of Officers -Chair -Vice-Chair -Secretary -Treasurer Any other competent AGM business Any AGM queries or agenda items to: Donald Rodger (Chair) on 01620 842656 or info@donaldrodger.co.uk Minutes of the previous AGM held at Dumfries House on 27 January 2018 are available online at the AA website Scottish Branch page: www.trees.org.uk/Scotland
  12. JackArbAssociation

    Scotland Branch Winter Seminar and AGM

    The Scottish Branch’s winter seminar and AGM will take place at the Scottish School of Forestry (SSF), Balloch, near Inverness on Saturday 26 January 2019. Location: Inverness College UHI, Scottish School of Forestry, Viewhill, Balloch, Inverness, IV2 5EA Part of Inverness College UHI, the Scottish School of Forestry is primarily engaged in the delivery of forestry and arboriculture training and education. It has been delivering higher education since 1980 and degrees since 1996 and has an excellent reputation for providing successful graduates working in the forestry and arboriculture sector. The school sits in its own 10 hectare woodland in Balloch, making it the only forestry training provider delivering both HE and FE education within its own practical training environment. Programme: The event will be held in the main Scottish School of Forestry building – please report to the main reception on arrival. 9:30 Assemble for tea and coffee. 10:00 Welcome and introduction by Donald Rodger, Chair Scottish Branch. 10:10 Presentation by Stewart Wardrop, Chief Executive Officer, The Arboricultural Association. 11:00 Scottish Branch Annual General Meeting – see separate agenda. Including presentation of the 2018 Dr Tom Hall memorial literary prize. 11:20 Dr Henrik Sjöman, Senior Researcher at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and Scientific Curator at Gothenburg Botanic Garden ’Urban Trees of Tomorrow’. 12:20 Lunch – Provided courtesy of Barcham Trees. 13:00 Matthew Cooper, Director and Principal Arboriculturalist at Tree Research, Education and Environmental Services – ‘New Town, Old Solutions: Creating a Forest Garden in Livingston’. 13:50 Jocelyn McLaren, SSF Student – ‘Tree Risk in Urban Woodlands – a Study of Risk from Dutch Elm Disease in Aultnaskiach Dell’. 14:15 Guided tour of the college campus and an update on SSF’s work looking at environmental projects led by Amanda Bryan, Head of Forestry (interim) and Neil Stewart, lecturer in forestry and programme coordinator FE. 15:30 Conclusion and disperse. Email us to book now: info@donaldrodger.co.uk Seminar Speakers: Henrik Sjöman - Urban trees of tomorrow – which are they and how should they be used? Senior researcher at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and Scientific Curator at Gothenburg Botanical Garden Matthew Cooper - New town, old solutions; creating a forest garden in Livingston. Director and Principal Arboriculturalist at Tree Research, Education and Environmental Services (T.R.E.E.S.) Ltd. The event is free-of-charge and all members and non-members are welcome to attend. Spaces are limited, however, so please register your attendance in advance (and no later than 20 January) to assist in planning for numbers and catering by contacting Donald Rodger at info@donaldrodger.co.uk. 2018 Annual General Meeting – 1.00pm Agenda: -Apologies for absence -Approval of 2017 AGM Minutes -Matters arising from the 2017 AGM Minutes -Officers’ reports -Chairman -Secretary -Treasurer -Appointment of Committee -Election of Officers -Chair -Vice-Chair -Secretary -Treasurer Any other competent AGM business Any AGM queries or agenda items to: Donald Rodger (Chair) on 01620 842656 or info@donaldrodger.co.uk Minutes of the previous AGM held at Dumfries House on 27 January 2018 are available online at the AA website Scottish Branch page: www.trees.org.uk/Scotland
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    South East Branch Winter Lectures

    The Arboricultural Association SE Branch 2019 Winter Lectures and AGM Featuring Guest Speakers Jeremy Barrell and Jo Hedger Wednesday 30th January 2019 £10 Admission for lectures with refreshments Doors open at 6.00pm for a prompt start at 6.30pm. Brooklands Museum - Napier Room Brooklands Road Weybridge Surrey KT13 0SL (car park) Jeremy Barrell Highway tree inspections; are you on the right side of the law? Jeremy Barrell is the Managing Director of Barrell Tree Consultancy www.barrelltreecare.co.uk, one of Britain’s leading planning and legal tree management practices. He has been involved in six of the 11 civil cases relating to harm arising from tree failures that have resulted in written judgments in the last two decades. In this presentation, Jeremy will report a summary of the current state of the nation in respect of highway tree inspections, and offer his interpretation of what the standard of duty of care is likely to look like in the future - having made a Freedom of Information request to all the UK highway authorities asking for information on tree failure related fatalities and injuries, tree risk management strategies, tree inspection protocols, and training programmes. It is anticipated that, when published in 2019, this data could form the basis for designing a “clear, detailed guidance” on highway tree inspections. Josephine Hedger Competitive tree climbing - how useful is it for a production climber? Josephine is the founder of Arbor Venture Tree Care www.arborventuretreecare.co.uk and Arbor Venture Training. She is a LANTRA Instructor and NPTC assessor while continuing to climb as a production climber in her company. In 2013 Jo's company Arbor Venture Tree Care became an Arb Approved Contractor. From 2008 Jo has represented the UK chapter at the European Tree Climbing Championships (ETCC) and the International Tree Climbing Competition (ITCC). Since then she has achieved 3 World titles and 3 European titles. Jo also achieved a world record for the fastest female footlock event in 2008/2009. Jo's international endeavours are sponsored by DMM International Ltd and she is an ambassador for Husqvarna. In this presentation Jo will describe how she started in competitive climbing and what she has achieved since. She will also talk about the educational advantages competitive climbing has given her during her career, as a production climber and Arb Approved Contractor.
  14. JackArbAssociation

    South East Branch Winter Lectures

    The Arboricultural Association SE Branch 2019 Winter Lectures and AGM Featuring Guest Speakers Jeremy Barrell and Jo Hedger Wednesday 30th January 2019 £10 Admission for lectures with refreshments Doors open at 6.00pm for a prompt start at 6.30pm. Brooklands Museum - Napier Room Brooklands Road Weybridge Surrey KT13 0SL (car park) Jeremy Barrell Highway tree inspections; are you on the right side of the law? Jeremy Barrell is the Managing Director of Barrell Tree Consultancy www.barrelltreecare.co.uk, one of Britain’s leading planning and legal tree management practices. He has been involved in six of the 11 civil cases relating to harm arising from tree failures that have resulted in written judgments in the last two decades. In this presentation, Jeremy will report a summary of the current state of the nation in respect of highway tree inspections, and offer his interpretation of what the standard of duty of care is likely to look like in the future - having made a Freedom of Information request to all the UK highway authorities asking for information on tree failure related fatalities and injuries, tree risk management strategies, tree inspection protocols, and training programmes. It is anticipated that, when published in 2019, this data could form the basis for designing a “clear, detailed guidance” on highway tree inspections. Josephine Hedger Competitive tree climbing - how useful is it for a production climber? Josephine is the founder of Arbor Venture Tree Care www.arborventuretreecare.co.uk and Arbor Venture Training. She is a LANTRA Instructor and NPTC assessor while continuing to climb as a production climber in her company. In 2013 Jo's company Arbor Venture Tree Care became an Arb Approved Contractor. From 2008 Jo has represented the UK chapter at the European Tree Climbing Championships (ETCC) and the International Tree Climbing Competition (ITCC). Since then she has achieved 3 World titles and 3 European titles. Jo also achieved a world record for the fastest female footlock event in 2008/2009. Jo's international endeavours are sponsored by DMM International Ltd and she is an ambassador for Husqvarna. In this presentation Jo will describe how she started in competitive climbing and what she has achieved since. She will also talk about the educational advantages competitive climbing has given her during her career, as a production climber and Arb Approved Contractor.
  15. Link: https://www.trees.org.uk/Trees.org.uk/media/Trees-org.uk/Documents/AA-Technical-Guide_Tree-Climbing-and-Aerial-Rescue_Draft-for-consultation.pdf Link: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/NFCZNY2 Hi everyone, i'm Jack the New Marketing Assistant at the Arboricultural Association, any questions feel free to give me a shout Technical Guide 1: Tree Climbing & Aerial Rescue CONSULTATION Please submit all responses by Tuesday 15 January 2019 This is the ‘draft for consultation’ for the first of five new technical guides based upon the principles set out in the ‘Industry Code of Practice for Arboriculture – Tree Work at Height (2015)’. It is designed to replace both the ‘Guide to Good Climbing Practice’ and ‘AFAG 401/402’. It is aimed at practicing, trained arborists and their supervisors and is due for publication in 2019. Responses Please read through the draft and make note of any comments. Please then complete the short ‘Survey Monkey’ questionnaire, adding any extra information where requested. If you have a longer or more complex comment or query, please email to paul.m@trees.org.uk with ‘Draft for consultation’ as the subject title. Please submit all responses by Tuesday 15 January 2019. Please use the link below to review the draft for consultation You can provide feedback via Survey Monkey using the link below or the links within the PDF Link: https://www.trees.org.uk/Trees.org.uk/media/Trees-org.uk/Documents/AA-Technical-Guide_Tree-Climbing-and-Aerial-Rescue_Draft-for-consultation.pdf Link: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/NFCZNY2 Thank you for taking the time to review the draft for consultation, your feedback is extremely valuable in helping us complete this important new guidance.

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