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Arborists’ Workshop Timetable

The Arborists’ Workshop, hosted by the Arborist Working Group (AWG), is once again offering a range of high quality presentations on both Friday and Saturday. Located on Friday at the Great Oak Hall and on Saturday in the Education Centre. Entry is FREE to all presentations. The AWG will also be running a knot tying competition.

Friday 12 May – Great Oak Hall and Saturday 13 May – The Education Centre

10:00

SRT Research Project Update

Robert Knott & Ben Rose

11:00

Developing safety cultures – Behavioural safety

Martin Lennon

12:00

ISA Update

Kevin Martlage

12:30

Q&A Session with the ISA and AA - Ask anything you like

Stewart Wardrop & Kevin Martlage

13:00

VETcert – Introduction to pan European project on veteran tree work certification

Jim Mullholland (Friday) & Helen Read (Saturday)

14:00

ARB Approved Contractors Schemes – Amenity & Utility

Martin Lennon/Paul Smith

15:00

Using i-Tree an Introduction

Kenton Rogers

16:00

From Climbing to Consultancy – A Guide to the Options for Career Progression

Mark Chester

STIHL Demonstration Programme

Grab the chance to speak to the STIHL team of product experts, as you enjoy a programme of live demos!

Friday and Saturday

10:30

Top-handled chainsaw demonstrations by Marston Vale Tree Care

Live demos of key arborist machines:

12:30

Showcase of forestry chainsaws, offering a hands-on opportunity

Including the MS 261 C-M and MS 362 C-M. Grab the opportunity to get hands-on with some STIHL machines and try them yourself

14:30

The art of carving

Watch Simon O’Rourke use STIHL chainsaws to create fantastic speed carvinings

Other activities

13:00

Pests & Diseases

Pest & Disease Walk lead by the Forestry Commission meet at the Forestry Commission stand.

14:00

Decay Detection

Demonstrations of the PICUS 3 and Resi-PD microdrill. Meet at Sorbus stand.

14:30

Decompaction

Decompaction with the geoinjector meet at the Myerscough stand.

14:30

Decompaction

Decompaction with the geoinjector meet at the Myerscough stand.

AWG Knot Tying Competition
Throw Line Competition

Kids Climbing Tree

Ancient Tree Forum at the ATF stand

Friday

10:30

Veteranisation techniques & background

11:00

Assessing the stability of hollow trees and ARBOTOM demonstration

12:00

Veteran tree walk with Ted Green and Jill Butler meet at the ATF stand

14:00

Root Radar demonstration and Q&A session

Saturday

10:30

Tree physiology and health, considerations when undertaking tree work

11:00

Root Radar demonstration

12:00

Veteran tree walk with Ted Green and Jill Butler meet at the ATF stand

13:30

Veteranisation techniques & background

14:00

Talk about the application and use of ARBOTOM

Demonstrations and competitions

Main Arena –Take the ForstXtreme Challenge!

New for 2017

Ninja assault course, looping bikes and the famous Gladiator travellator. There will be demonstrations and mini competitions but you can test your Xtreme Ninja skills throughout each day!

Friday and Saturday 12:00 & 14:00

The AA’s Tree Climbers Forum

The Arboricultual Association’s Tree Climbers Forum, sponsored by TrainU2 brings together arborists to talk, interact, discuss and demonstrate a range of modern techniques to provides safe, effective work at height solutions within arboriculture

11:30

The highs and lows of SRT

John Trenchard

13:30

Emergency Procedure planning – when every minute counts

Mike Popham & Katie Hateley

15:30

Throw Lines - not snakes of string and ladders

Alex Laver

3ATC Climbing Competition

9:00–17:00

3ATC Climbing Competitions. Novice, Expert and Premier categories of climber at the cedars

Utility Skills Demo

Friday and Saturday 10:00, 13:00 & 15:00

Showcasing the skills of utility arborists and linesmen including: 11kV and LV overhead line pole climbing, safe use of lifting and lowering equipment; electrical safety awareness, emergency procedures; use of fibreglass insulated rods and tree pruning equipment by utility arborists; safe working at height in the utility Arb environment.