Aims and Vision

Our Values

Our vision is that by 2018: We will convert current concern about the welfare of our nation's amenity trees into a passion to ensure trees are demanded as an intrinsic and necessary component of our built environments, to such an extent that “urban greening” becomes a priority in urban planning.

The AA’s Values


We will be at the cutting edge of tree knowledge, supporting the agenda for trees in the built environment and showing leadership on how best to care for and manage amenity trees.


We will provide access to a pool of expertise, with membership access to information and knowledge, monitored to ensure standards are upheld. We will measure our performance, evaluate how we work, where we need to improve and how we may achieve that.


As a self-funding group of professionals we retain an independent voice. Free to influence decision makers and challenge actions and policy that falls short.


We will achieve visible and tangible achievements in the sector that are noticed by our peers, the public and government.