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Conference 2024

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Arboricultural Association Conference 2024

University of Warwick, Coventry

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The UK’s biggest Arboriculture Conference

The Arboricultural Association returns to Warwick University in Coventry on 9-11 September 2024

EARLY BIRD BOOKING NOW OPEN

Early Bird Deadline: 29 JULY 2024

The Arboricultural Association Conference features a world-class lineup of speakers, covering a huge range of topics relevant to everyone working in arboriculture and related environmental sectors.

As well as delivering more fantastic content and incredible value, delegates will enjoy the chance to network, collaborate and share ideas with like-minded individuals at the best conference for tree care professionals in the UK.

A varied format allows you to learn first-hand knowledge from our speakers with interactive workshops sessions, field trips and networking activities. All offering a chance to get closer to the groundbreaking innovations and research, leaving you inspired and refreshed.

*Programme and speakers subject to change

Booking includes on-demand access to speaker session recordings (Post-event talks from the day of your booking)

Programme

Time MONDAY
08:00-08:45 Registration
08:45-08:55 Welcome and Chair 1 introduction – Michelle Ryan
08:55-09:20 Clive Mayhew Tree work before the chainsaw
09:20-09:45 Benoit De Reviers Cabling and bracing: New management tools and equipment
09:45-10:10 Jesse Coleman The Mauao Blackhawk project
10:10-10:30 Questions
10:30-11:10 Break
11:10-11:15 Welcome and introduction – Chair 2 – Louise Simpson
11:15-11:40 Aaron Shearer The urban forest structure within Iceland
 
11:40-12:05 Aleksandra Zienkiewicz Experiences of planting and establishing new trees in Wrocław
12:05-12:30 Jonathan Fulcher The power of narrative
12:30-12:50 Questions
12:50-13:50 Lunch
13:50-13:55 Welcome and introduction – Chair 3 – Tony Kirkham
13:55-14:20 Award presentations and speed briefing
14:20-14:45 Reg Harris Hornbeam decline: A new disease to the UK
14:45-15:10 Henry Kuppen Sooty bark disease can no longer be ignored
15:10-15:30 Questions
16:15-15:50 Break
15:50-16:50 Panel Discussion
16:50-17:00 Changeover
16:30-17:45 Workshops Click for details

Speaker

Talk

Callum Throw

Modern Arboriculture (in the AI Era): Beyond Touching Trees

Charles Mynors and Liz Nicolls

Trees and the law – Ignorance is no excuse

Howard Booth

BS 5837 - Revision to date and going forward

Simon Richmond, Emma Gilmartin and Martin Dobson

Registered Consultants

Ted Green

An Audience with Ted Green

Keith Sacre

Formative Pruning of Young Trees

Lotte Dijkstra

Urban Forest Storytelling: Workshop Intersectional Belonging in Practice

18:00 Close
Time TUESDAY
08:00-08:45 Registration
08:45-08:55 Welcome and introduction – Chair 4 – Emma Gilmartin
08:55-09:20 Kathleen Wolf City Trees and Human Wellness: Research to Action
09:20-09:45 Jim Handley Rejuvenating the historic avenues of Grimsthorpe Castle, UK
09:45-10:10 Ryan Klein Using AI to assist with proper tree selection
10:10-10:30 Questions
10:30-11:10 Break
11:10-11:15 Welcome and introduction – Chair 5 – Caitlyn Pollihan
11:15-11:40 Kenton Rogers Finding your way through the urban forest: Insights from a year of workshops
11:40-12:05 Philippe Trouillet Mechanical features: Towards new methods of building an observaton-based likelihood of failure
12:05-12:30 Jill
Butler
Heritage trees and historic avenues:  Retention v removal
12:30-12:50 Questions
12:50-13:50 Lunch
13:50-13:55 Welcome and introduction – Chair 5 – Cecily Withall
13:55-14:20 Claudia Canedoli and Davide Corengia Habitat trees: Studying biodiversity associated with trees and its implications for management
14:20-14:45 Menno Kluiters Post-cyclone tree failure patterns in New Zealand
14:45-15:10 Julian Forbes-Laird Trees and decay fungi: A new approach
15:10-15:30 Questions and closing notes
16:15-16:30 Break
15:50-16:50 Panel Discussion
16:50-17:00 Changeover
16:30-17:45 Workshops Click for details

Speaker

Talk

Callum Throw

Modern Arboriculture (in the AI Era): Beyond Touching Trees

Charles Mynors and Liz Nicolls

Trees and the law – Ignorance is no excuse

Howard Booth

BS 5837 - Revision to date and going forward

Simon Richmond, Emma Gilmartin and Martin Dobson

Registered Consultants

Ted Green

An Audience with Ted Green

Keith Sacre

Formative Pruning of Young Trees

Lotte Dijkstra

Urban Forest Storytelling: Workshop Intersectional Belonging in Practice

18:00 Close
WEDNESDAY
Conference Field Trip: A guided tour of the historic trees of London Road Cemetery This year’s field trip comprises a guided tour of the historic trees of London Road Cemetery. After breakfast, delegates will be taken by coach to the site then split into groups for the guided tour. Delegates will then be brought back to the university for lunch before departures.*

*Due to limited availability the Field Trip is only available to delegates booking the 3-day package.

*Programme, workshops and speakers subject to change

“I love this conference. I’ve been to quite a lot; in the US, Australia and in the UK. I would say this is the best one, by far, I really really enjoy it and it’s good to be back this year.”
2023 Speaker

“This year’s conference was an immense success with some thoroughly enjoyable and informative talks from an eclectic mix of experts.

Huge thanks and congratulations to the Arboricultural Association for putting on a great event. My favourite annual conference to date!”
2023 Delegate

“What a fantastic few days it’s been at the 2023 Arboricultural Association #arbconference.

Massive thanks to the Arboricultural Association and all those that made it happen, you guys really know how to put on a great event.”
2023 Delegate

“Just come away from an enjoyable couple of days at the Arboricultural Association conference at Warwick University; lots of great talks, conversations and food for thought!”
2023 Delegate

“Massive thanks to the association for organising such a great event and all the presenters for their thought provoking talks! Already looking forward to next year…”
2023 Delegate

Rates

All prices shown below are excluding VAT

Booking includes on-demand access to speaker session recordings (Post-event talks from the day of your booking)

Best Value: Accommodation packages

All prices are for single occupancy. All rooms are en-suite and include tea-and-coffee-making facilities, towels and wrapped soap. Free Wi-Fi internet access is available in the accommodation and conference centre.

1. Three-day package includes:

Sunday 8th - evening dinner and accommodation.

Monday 9th - breakfast, lunch, Conference dinner, accommodation, conference lectures & workshops and trade exhibition.

Tuesday 10th - breakfast, lunch, evening dinner, accommodation, conference lectures & workshops and trade exhibition.

Wednesday 11th - breakfast, morning field trip and lunch.

2. Two-day package includes:

Sunday 8th - evening dinner and accommodation.

Monday 9th - breakfast, lunch, Conference dinner, accommodation, conference lectures & workshops and trade exhibition.

Tuesday 10th - breakfast, lunch, conference lectures & workshops and trade exhibition.

It does not include: Tuesday evening dinner, accommodation or access to the field trip on Wednesday.

3. Day delegate includes:

Conference lectures & trade exhibitions; lunch and refreshments at breaks.

It does not include: Wine reception, evening dinner and accommodation.
 

Options Member Non-member Member Non-member
Three-day package
Dinner, bed & breakfast on Sun/Mon/Tue, all-day conference on Mon/Tue and field trip on Wednesday.
£570 £675 £715 £845
Two-day package
Includes: Dinner, bed & breakfast on Sun/Mon, all-day conference on Mon/Tue.
£425 £485 £535 £610
Monday day rate
Conference only with lunch (evening dinner NOT included)
£175 £205 £220 £260
Tuesday day rate
Conference only with lunch (evening dinner NOT included)
£175 £205 £220 £260
Student Day Rate - Monday £85 £110
Student Day Rate - Tuesday £85 £110
Bed and Breakfast / Extras
B&B - Sunday £75 £90 £75 £90
B&B - Monday £75 £90 £75 £90
B&B - Tuesday £75 £90 £75 £90
Dinner - Sunday £40 £45 £40 £45
Dinner - Monday* £65 £75 £65 £75
Dinner - Tuesday £40 £45 £40 £45

*Three course dinner and drink included served Monday

Important Notes:

Join us this September at the University of Warwick for the 57th Arboricultural Association Conference.

Best Value: Accommodation packages continued

All prices are for single occupancy. All rooms are en-suite and include tea and coffee making facilities, towels and wrapped soap. Free Wi-Fi internet access is available in the accommodation and conference centre.

Special requirements

Any specific food allergy or lifestyle dietary requirements (for example vegan, vegetarian, halal or kosher) must be specified in the Delegate Information section.

Any specific room requirements (such as disabled access) please email conference@trees.org.uk.

VAT

VAT will be automatically be applied to all bookings, as the event is hosted in the UK.