The Arboricultural Association
TREE WORKER ZONE
24-26 September, Ragley Estate
The Arboricultural Association is pleased to announce that we have been invited to curate and host the first ever APF ‘Tree Worker Zone’ at this year’s event.
The biennial APF Exhibition is the UK’s largest forestry, woodland, arboriculture, fencing and biomass show. At the time of writing, the event organisers say plans for the event are pressing on ‘full steam ahead’, but that they will continue to monitor the situation, with the event just over 4 months away.
As well as the Arboricultural Association stand and bookshop, the brand-new Tree Worker Zone will incorporate the Tree Climbers’ Forum, an ARB Show favourite which gives arborists the chance to get impartial advice on climbing kit and techniques and have a go with practical demonstrations.
The area, which will be at the heart of the showground alongside many of the most well-known arboriculture retailers, will also include an Arborists’ Workshop 40-seat seminar tent, featuring a schedule of arb-specific expert speakers each day. We will also run a knot tying competition and other activities to be announced nearer the time. Arboricultural Association volunteers and members of the HQ technical team will be on hand to welcome visitors and arboricultural professionals, providing the latest advice and updates from their industry body.
On announcing the new feature, APF Exhibition Secretary Ian Millward said:
“We are excited to announce a brand-new feature for APF 2020 – The Tree Worker Zone in conjunction with the Arb Association. There will be two distinct zones in addition to the Arb Association Stand.
“If you have any other ideas of what you would like to see in this area, please get in touch. With the unfortunate cancellation of the ARB Show in May it is important that we all pull together and we will make sure that Arb is a major feature at APF 2020.”
The Association would like to thank the APF Exhibition team for this opportunity, which we hope will go some way to filling the void created by the cancellation of ARB Show 2020. More details on the activities and workshops will be announced over the coming months.
For the latest updates on APF 2020 visit www.apfexhibition.co.uk
This article was taken form Issue 189 Summer 2020 of the ARB Magazine, which is available to view free to members by simply logging in to the website and viewing your profile area.