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Amenity Conference

The 48th AA National Amenity Conference – Applied Arboriculture: Healthy Trees, Healthy People

The 2014 conference theme will be centered around ‘Applied Arboriculture: Healthy Trees, Healthy People’

The 2014 Amenity Conference will coincide with The Arboricultural Association’s 50th Anniversary celebrations. Help us to make this a conference to remember!

Further details will be made available over the coming weeks, so keep popping back to this page regularly. Also look out for information via our Twitter and Facebook pages.

We look forward to seeing you in September 2014 at Royal Holloway, University of London!

Main themes

  • Tree Populations: Climate change and biodiversity
  • Managing Tree Health
  • Trees and Human Health
  • Challenging Established Practices
  • Delivering Health and Well-being with Trees

Conference Activities

  • Sunday field trip to Windsor Great Park
  • Trade exhibitors
  • Practical demonstrations
  • 50th anniversary celebration reception and dinner
  • Tree planting
  • Awards ceremony

Speakers Monday include:

Keynote speaker:
Rt. Hon. Baroness Fookes of Plymouth D.B.E., D.L. (UK): 'Admirable sentiments translated into action'

Session theme:
Tree populations: climate change and biodiversity

Session chair (morning):
Mr Tony Kirkham,
Head of Arboretum, RBG Kew

Session chair (afternoon):
Ms Shireen Chambers,
Executive Director, Institute of Chartered Foresters

Session theme:
Managing tree health

Session chair (afternoon):
Prof. Nicola Spence,
Chief Plant Health Officer, DEFRA

Speakers Tuesday include:

Keynote speaker:
Sir Richard Thompson
Immediate Past President – Royal College of Physicians (UK): 'Trees and human health'

Session theme:
Trees and human health

Session chair (morning):
Dr. Chris Quine,
Head of Centre for ecosystems, society and biosecurity, Forest Research

Session chair (afternoon):
Mr Richard Edwards,
Chair, London Tree Officers’ Association

Session chair (late afternoon):
Mr Jim Smith,
National Urban Forestry Adviser, Forestry Commission England

Session theme:
Challenging established practice

Session chair (afternoon):
Mr Mick Boddy,
Symbiosis Consulting Ltd

Speakers Wednesday include:

Keynote speaker:
Ms Anne Jaluzot (UK):
Collaborative working

Session theme:
Delivering health and well-being with trees

Session chair (morning):
Ms Sue James,
Trees and Design Action Group

Session chair (afternoon):
Mr Craig Hallam,
Arb Australia

Closing keynote:
Mr Tony Juniper (UK)
Author of What has nature ever done for us?

Please note: Speakers and subjects are subject to change.

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