Ordinary Grade Membership

Ordinary membership is the ideal grade for anyone looking to keep in touch with arboriculture.

If you are a member of the public, or if you work in a related industry, Ordinary membership gives you access to professional technical advice and is a great way of keeping in touch with the industry and amenity tree issues.

Who can join at this grade?

There are no requirements other than an interest in trees.

How much does it cost?

Ordinary membership is great value at just £60 for the year.
Please note our membership year runs from 1st January to 31st December so if you join midway through the year your fee will be reduced.

What do I get?

Ordinary Members will receive 4 ARB Magazines a year as well as monthly e-news, free access to the Annual ARB Show and full access to discounts in the Member Benefits Catalogue.

Ordinary members do not receive discounts on training courses and the AA Amenity Conference or access to the Arboricultural Journal.

Access to FREE advice from Arboricultural Association Technical Officers – as a member you are entitled to FREE advice from our technical officers who are on hand to advise you on anything from TPOs to health and safety and best practice.

Does this count towards membership/grade progression?

Ordinary membership does not count towards grade progression, but gives you access to a number of key resources.

How do I maintain my membership?

Membership renewals take effect from 1 January and last until 31 December each year.

Other than following our professional code of conduct and code of ethics, there are no obligations.

How can I demonstrate my membership?

After your membership application is confirmed you’ll receive your welcome pack which will include your Membership Card for the year with your official membership number.

After your ordinary membership application is confirmed you’ll receive your welcome pack which will include your Membership Card for the year.

How will this help me in the industry?

As an ordinary member you will be kept up to date via eNews and the ARB Magazine, but if you are looking to advance your career and knowledge then a higher grade of membership would be suitable for you.

Are there any additional options to my membership?

Utility Arboriculture Group (UAG): All our members are also entitled to receive free ‘virtual UAG membership’. Virtual UAG members are kept up to date with the latest industry standards, minutes

Members can also choose ‘full UAG membership’. The Utility Arboriculture Group aim to raise consistency in the level and standards of both tree work and safety nationwide, and its members will have access to minutes and the opportunity to be part of consultation on significant issues. Members will be kept informed on the latest significant issues, health and safety bulletins and latest standards and be able to vote on elections to the UAG Core group. If you have a passion and an interest in raising and advancing tree work standards you can even join the UAG Core group or Arborists Working Group and Consultants Working Group, by nomination, to help progress and steer their initiatives and work.

Ordinary membership does not count towards grade progression.