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  1. Hello, has anyone on here gone through the HCC level 2 online course? Im two years into my Arb journey and I’ve been interested in getting quals and eventually becoming ISA certified. I would like to know what are the most valuable qualifications to get ahead, as well as being as good an arborist I can be? Is this a good course to go through to further my arb career? Are there any other qualifications I should get instead? cheers
  2. Are you an experienced arborist with some commercial experience looking to come off the tools? Or do you know anyone who fits that description? If so this role could be of interest: Our client is a West London based Arboricultural Association approved contractor working mainly in the residential sector. They now require an Estimator Contract Manager. The job is varied and will include monitoring and supervising the teams, being responsible for some pricing and processing of quotes and conducting and delivering associated reports and method statements. This is an opportunity for the experienced climbing arborist who wants to come off the tools and is practised at good Visual Tree Assessment techniques and has proficient IT skills; a level 3 in Arb would be an advantage. The role is remote working in the NW, W & SW London areas with occasional working on site; part-time applicants will be considered. A salary of 38k is offered, negotiable depending on experience, plus a generous discretionary bonus structure. The job benefits from 28 days paid holiday leave (inc Banks) and the possibility of a company vehicle and fuel card to use during work hours. If you'd like to know more either email [email protected], attaching your CV, or call us on 01743 344466. Kate & Beccy CTC Recruitment Ltd - 'For the next step in your arb career'
  3. We have some spaces available on the 3938 – NPTC Level 3 Certificate of Competence in Use of a Chainsaw from a Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP) courses scheduled to take place at Berkshire College of Agriculture (BCA) at the later end of June. If you're interested, please call 01628 827317 or email [email protected] BCA is now part of the Windsor Forest Colleges group.https://www.windsor-forest.ac.uk/courses/detail/3938-nptc-level-3-certificate-of-competence-in-use-of-a-chainsaw-from-a-mobile-elevating-work-platform-mewp/
  4. Hello! Anyone know of course providers for first aid + forestry (3 day course) around south of England or Wales - such as Cardiff, Bristol, Portsmouth, Basingstoke?
  5. Landbased Training has a PTI course scheduled to take place on the 16th - 18th May here at Berkshire College of Agriculture. For more information, or to make a booking, please email [email protected] or call 01628 827317. This is an advanced 3-day course for experienced and qualified arboriculturists. You must have an in-depth knowledge of plant and arboricultural science and excellent knowledge of wood-decaying fungi and the identification and interpretation of signs and symptoms of ill health and structural failure across a wide range of tree species and circumstances.
  6. Hi, We are Edinburgh Tree Surgeons. We have created an amazing team of highly skilled, knowledgeable arboriculturalists. We are currently looking for a Ground Worker to join our team in Edinburgh. Expected Skills: Essential: Driving license. Chainsaw 30, 38 Climbing and Rescue. Chipper use Desired: 39 Chainsaw in canopy, 41 Rigging, MEWP, PTI L 2 or L3 Formal training in horticulture and arboriculture desired Basic knots and rope operation for rigging Chain saw use and safety Chipper use and safety Electrical hazards training Emergency procedures General work site safety Hazard recognition Relevant experience: 1 year climbing experience (recommended), 3 years preferred Geographical knowledge of Edinburgh and Lothians preferred Interested? You feel you don't have all the skills? Apply anyway as we mainly hire for personality, so will have full room developing those skills while working for us! Please send your CV by replying here or emailing [email protected] Thanks.
  7. ARB SURVEY RESULTS - WHAT DO YOU THINK? In October we started a mission to find out more about how word travels about careers in Arb. You can read the results we has through Arbtalk here. One of the things that came up at APF in September was that there don't seem to be enough people coming into Arboriculture in general, so we decided to ask some questions. I made a couple of questionnaires, one on Arbtalk and one on Instagram, which was also shared on Facebook. The sample isn't very large, just 50 people, but the findings and comments were interesting... The question asked was: How did you find out about a career in arb? And the possible answers were family/friend, careers advice, a stranger, the internet or 'other'. The standout finding is, I think, that no one seems to hear about arb through careers advice and most people hear about it because they know someone who is in the industry. Is this a problem or an opportunity? It's probably both. Not everyone wants to work outdoors. Tree work can be physically tough and certainly requires the ability to cope with most weathers, whether from up a tree or underneath one. It makes sense that people who are in arb and enjoy it are the best ambassadors for it. That said are we missing an opportunity to spread the word outside the world of trees? How could we tell more young people about this career? And who should we even tell? People can be so kind, and the arborists of Instagram are no exception. While we desperately encouraged people to answer our questionnaire one arborist, George Husher, jumped in and sent us the survey results from her dissertation in 2018. It's a huge piece of work, with respondents from all over the world, and throws up some interesting results. One that particularly grabbed me was about roles prior to coming into arb: Out of the 423 respondents 306 had worked in other roles before coming into arboriculture. That seems a very high number. It may be that the outdoor industries attract a higher proportion of transient workers, which is probably true, but if people can come into it at any time, then that's an opportunity too. Attracting the right people and creating a working environment which is likely to keep them interested in arboriculture could be part of the solution. What do you think? Do you have different insights or suggestions as to how we can promote arb careers together? We'd love to have some open discussion around this and learn what we can do to help. Either catch us on Linkedin, Instagram or Arbtalk or email us at [email protected] to share your views. Thanks! Kate and Beccy
  8. We are currently looking for a climber to do regular work with us 3-4 days a week as the business is growing and needs more staff rather than as hoc. We pride ourselves on a tidy finish and positive work ethic. We require relevant tickets, chainsaw, climbing, chipper etc first aid plus forestry would be great too. Will pay competitively depending on experience. Contact Ash: 07807670121 [email protected] www.ahtreesurgeon.com
  9. Our client is an established Arboricultural Consultancy in the Midlands. Due to a collaboration with an ecological company, they are now expanding the service they offer to meet the changing demands caused by climate change and are seeking an Arb Consultant to assist with these new projects. This role is a great opportunity for anyone wanting to play an important role in the delivery of a diverse range of arboricultural and environmental work. Candidates should be qualified to a Level 4 in Arboriculture and have circa 3 years post qualification experience in a consultancy role. You should also be proficient a using GIS mapping and AUtoCAD software. The role will involve some national travel but is primarily office based. In return a salary of between of between £35- £37kpa plus 33 days holiday (including banks), professional membership and CPD allowance. Please reply here or email us at [email protected] quoting ref: 2471 Thank you, Kate & Beccy Report this job Save
  10. We'd love to say hi if you're coming to APF this year. Whether you're new to climbing, experienced and thinking forward to when you might be on the ground more, or have already downed tools we'd love to say hello. At our stand will be Beccy, Kate and Cherry the dog (all from CTC) and Keely (from Tree Life AC) will be with us 10-3 each day. Together we have decades of experience in the industry. Keely is able to help those looking to further their education in arboriculture and is a font of knowledge in the sector. Beccy has been placing arborists at all levels for two decades and, along with Kate (me - a relative newby) can advise on career paths and may have just the job for you on the books! If you have any queries we can help with in the meantime, or if you're not able to come and have questions, drop them in below and we'll be in touch. Photo credit; Juddy There's also the opportunity to WIN either a Lantra PTI or a Fungi Recognition and Response Course with CTC Recruitment and Tree Life AC. We are here to support arborists at all levels over the phone, on social media and in real life at APF 2022. Let us know where you are in your career, what you enjoy and what your ambitions are and we'll help wherever we can. We'll also enter you into the competition with the chance to win a FREE course with the highly regarded training team for Tree Life AC. To enter: Say hi at the show but if you're not attending you can either email us at [email protected], click here and follow the instructions or use the QR code below. *Small print: The course financial values are £450+vat and £120+vat respectively but it's the value to a career we're interested in. There is no cash alternative – the winners will be decided by Tree Life and CTC Recruitment and the judge's decision is final. We're doing this to spread the word; start conversations; support Arb careers and the industry and hope you'll approach the competition in the spirit intended – thanks. Winners announced Oct 2022. Hope to see you there if youre going. Kaye, Beccy and Keely www.ctcrecruitment.co.uk [email protected] Tel: 01743 344466 www.treelifeac.co.uk [email protected] Tel: 0116 260 6939
  11. At APF 2022, in collaboration with Keely at Tree Life AC, we are offering information, support and two amazing prizes for the Arboriculture community. Our theme for the show is – 'Supporting arborists in creating a long and satisfying career in trees'. We want to help the aspiring Arborist who is aiming to get off the tools and head into their first technical role - working with trees, but from the ground. We know from many years in the industry talking to arb employers that the PTI is the course that helps consolidate a climbing Arborists’ CV The PTI (Professional Tree Inspector) is a 3-day course which is respected throughout the industry. In combination with a Level 3 in Arboriculture it gets you the leg up to an interview for a technical post - from climber to tree surveyor/tree officer and beyond. Now’s not the time? Not sure whether you’re ready? Or already have a PTI? Never fear – we are also offering a one-day Fungi course – another useful arb qualification. The prizes are being offered by Tree Life in collaboration with us and they are both courses which will support Arborists on their career path and other technical positions. For a chance to WIN either a Professional Tree Inspector course or a Fungi Recognition and Response course All you have to do is: TO ENTER: Either drop us a line at [email protected], follow and message us on Instagram or LinkedIn, or pop along at the show and say hello. That’s all! Once we’ve said hello back and had a short conversation, we’ll pop your name in the pot and you’ll be in with a chance to win. *Small print: The course financial values are £450+vat and £120+vat respectively but it’s the value to a career we’re interested in. There is no cash alternative – the winners will be decided by Tree Life and CTC Recruitment and the judge’s decision is final. We’re doing this to spread the word; start conversations; support Arb careers and the industry and hope you’ll approach the competition in the spirit intended – thanks. Winners will be annonced by the end of September. Links for further exploration: CTC Recruitment Ltd Tree Life AC Ltd Professional Tree Inspector course (PTI) Fungi 'recognition & response' 1 Day Course
  12. Too often, arboriculture has rigidly focused on easy-to-understand, but simplistic and erroneous theories. Perhaps partially because a lot of people have made money thanks to them (which is totally understandable and respectable, in a sense). However... if we stay within the limits of those theories, then our mind will possibly not be able to devise the path of evolution. Read here the article Nature on tree risk assessment
  13. The quest for a unified theory on biomechanical... WWW.NATURE.COM Scientific Reports - <ArticleTitle Language="En" OutputMedium="All" xml:lang="en">The quest for a unified...
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    Arb Specific First Aid Course With only 7 spaces left available on this course, are you going to miss out? Or are you going to ensure you are fully prepared to deal with any medical needs you may encounter on site? Book yourself into this high quality training course NOW to ensure you are ready for anything! What Can You Expect? A nationally recognised first aid qualification with the +F Forestry element Run on site at our premises for the theory and the nearby woodlands for the practical scenarios First aid handbook for each participant Continuous assessment throughout the course First Aid Certificate valid for 3 years What Skills Will You Develop? Assess and prioritise a first aid incident Deal with an unconscious casualty Carry out resuscitation on an unconscious casualty Control bleeding and manage shock Be able to recognise and deal with a wide range of common injuries until the arrival of medical care Maintain first aid records Use and maintain first aid kits and discuss the arb specific components on the market LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE - USE CODE TRAUMA FOR 10% OFF
  15. About the job Would you like to work for a respected, forward thinking and well established AA Approved Company? We are based near Thame in Oxfordshire and are looking for an experienced person to join us as a Climber / Groundsman, and able to work within the team in a variety of roles. The work is varied and interesting with a strong emphasis on quality. You will be given all of the resources you need to deliver high quality tree work for a range of clients. You will be part of an experienced team with a good work ethic. You will need to have some experience of climbing and pruning trees, although you will have the opportunity to develop these skills over time within the company. A reasonable knowledge and genuine interest in arboriculture as well as the practical skills will be expected. Vehicle and machinery maintenance skills would also be an advantage as the applicant will be required to help with the routine weekly maintenance tasks. The successful applicant will need to communicate effectively and work well with others. We are looking for a candidate who is professional, reliable and adaptable to the range of work and clients that we have. In return we offer a competitive salary with bonus scheme, full holiday entitlements and the opportunity to train further and progress. Preferred Skills CS tickets up to 39 Ability to build and maintain good working relationships. Full UK license, HGV would be useful.
  16. Hello all, just wondering if anyone can help me out? I am looking for some work next week? I’m available Wednesday 28th through to the Sunday the 1st of august. I am based in Doncaster and have nearly 3 years in arboriculture, I have a fair experience in everything but by no means am I a “know it all” and willing to give things a try and willing to learn. I have all my own PPE, climbing kit and saws if needed. If your interested pleases message me and maybe we can sort something :). Cheers. I have the following tickets •chainsaw from rope and harness •access to tree from rope and harness •Aerial rescue •tractor and all implements •signing, lighting and guarding •full uk driving license •felling small,medium,large trees •chipper •EFAW+F •stump grinder •emergency tree work •chainsaw crosscut and maintenance •MEWP operators •chainsaw from MEWP •Green cscs card
  17. Spaces available on: PT1 - 6th - 8th September 2021 Aerial Rigging - 13th - 15th September 2021 Aerial Cutting - 28th - 30th September 2021 Call 01628 827317 or email [email protected] Please check out the website for up to date information on courses https://www.bca.ac.uk/subjects/land-based-training/ Landbased-BCA A5 Leaflet-PRINT.pdf
  18. Hi all, I was wondering if anyone could help me out by participating in this questionnaire for my BSc Arboriculture & Urban Forestry dissertation?! 🌲 🌳 If you find the time, at the other end of the link there will be a brief description of the project, some notes on GDPR and why I believe it is integral research for arboriculture moving forward - the questionnaire itself should take no more than 5 minutes! Thanks very much for taking an interest, I really appreciate it! If you could like and share around with others, that would be great. Kind regards, Jacob. Microsoft Forms FORMS.OFFICE.COM
  19. Hi all, I was wondering if anyone could help me out by participating in this questionnaire for my BSc Arboriculture & Urban Forestry dissertation?! 🌲 🌳 If you find the time, at the other end of the link there will be a brief description of the project, some notes on GDPR and why I believe it is integral research for arboriculture moving forward - the questionnaire itself should take no more than 5 minutes! Thanks very much for taking an interest, I really appreciate it! Kind regards, Jacob. Microsoft Forms FORMS.OFFICE.COM
  20. Acorn Arb & Forestry (based in Chelmsford, Essex) are seeking experienced climbers and groundsman. Due to unprecedent demand we are now recruiting for immediate start or early in the new year. We have been trading for 20 years covering essentially Essex but now extending our area to include Hertfordshire, Suffolk and Kent. Our services are offered to a cross spectrum of end users including public, private and commercial sectors. We are looking for suitably qualified and experienced climbers/groundsman to work to a high standard and take pride in their work; who have a passion for trees with a polite and courteous manner towards customers and fellow members of the team. To apply contact us at email: [email protected] providing relevant certificates and driving licence held together with summary of work experience to date.
  21. Recruiting at Heritage Tree Services! Lead climber £35-45,000 per annum (dependent on experience) Second climber £25-35,000 per annum (dependent on experience) Potential relocation package for the right individual All other elements (eg. Paid holidays, career progression benefits etc.) We would really would like to hear from the industries talented lead/second climbers. The industries aspiring and those who think they might have what’s needed to progress to the categories above. We will ensure that the right person is looked after in all areas, to help fulfil your career choice We are a friendly, supportive organisation with outstanding equipment. We are proficient in recognizing how Arb crews need realistic and appropriate support. We have a range of clients and the work specs are put together by qualified tree surveyors with previous climbing careers so we understand and know the real deal. Would you like to meet for an informal cuppa and tell us about the work progression you might like? We are based in Oxfordshire outside Henley on Thames. Look really forward to hearing from you. Send over an email at your earliest convenience All the best Hugo [email protected]
  22. Hello, I am in my second year of an arboriculture degree. I am doing some research into the public demand of clients/customers for an arboriculture business that produces no greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. I would be deeply grateful if you could all fill out the survey linked below and help me get some results for a potential dissertation project. Thank you, Jacob Croasdale. Can you spare a few moments to take my survey? WWW.SURVEYMONKEY.CO.UK Please take the survey titled "Public demand for an arboricultural service that produces no greenhouse gas...
  23. With DEFRA announcing a ban on imports into the UK of Quercus from The Netherlands, Belgium and Germany, a timely reminder to source trees from a UK nursery with a Biosecurity Policy which can demonstrate an audit trail on every tree offered for sale. At Barcham Trees we have been banging this drum for years. Imports from Europe have been made available to the Landscape Industry to offer the variety demanded but these imports need to be grown on in the UK, acclimatised and quarantined before sale, to ensure any live or dormant pests and diseases are eradicated before despatch into our glorious UK landscape. At the link below is a PDF copy of our Biosecurity Policy which you can download and save to your computer for future reference. This is a useful guide to refer to from whichever nursery you source trees for planting in the UK. https://www.barchampro.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Barcham-Biosecurity-for-web.pdf
  24. Here is a link to this week's Current Tree Availability List at the Barcham Trees nursery in Ely, Cambridgeshire, UK:- https://www.barchampro.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Availability-List-09.07.19.pdf Trees field grown at our 350 acre nursery and harvested into white light pots. If you can't see what you are looking for there, take a look at this next link to our tree list for trees available from 1st September 2019. These trees are currently maturing in their white light pots on the nursery and can be viewed, tagged and reserved for Autumn planting. Our trees are 100% guaranteed when planted between October-March and produced under our robust Biosecurity Policy. https://www.barchampro.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Availability-1st-Sept.pdf Enquiries to [email protected] #trees #treeplanting #autumn #evergreen #pleached #multistem #standards #parks #openspaces #landscaping #gardendesign
  25. Hello members of Arbtalk - I have joined today and would like to kick off by offering members, who plant semi-mature trees, to receive a complimentary copy of our highly acclaimed Time For Trees book. The book is an easy to use, pictorial reference guide to the 500 varieties of trees grown at the Barcham Trees nursery in Ely, Cambridgeshire. All trees are grown in accordance with our robust Biosecurity Policy. Barcham trees are harvested from our 350 acres of fields into white light container pots. The trees are 100% guaranteed when planted between October-March, although they are suitable for planting all year round. If you would like a copy, do get in touch and email me your full postal address and I will arrange to send you a book. Offer to UK mainland addresses only. Email: [email protected]. Trade website www.barchampro.co.uk


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