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A brief guide to tree work terminology and definitions  WHAT’S IN A WORD? Tree pruning may be necessary to maintain a tree in a safe condition, to remove dead branches, to promote growth, to regulate size and shape or to improve the quality of flowers, fruit or timber. Improper pruning can lead to trees becoming unsightly, dise...
 24/11/2015      16:44
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What are the typical services of an arboricultural contractor?  Services typically required of an arboricultural contractor are: Tree maintenance operations including pruning, and related works to relevant British Standards (see our  Tree Work Terminology  page) Tree planting operations and aftercare/establishment programmes Tree fell...
 12/12/2015      21:43
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VETcert is up and running!  The development of the VETcert project was completed at the end of August. the development of the VETcert project, funded through the EU Erasmus+ programme, was completed at the end of August. Partners across Europe are now rolling out support, training and opportunities for c...
 29/11/2019      14:28
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VETcert is up and running!  The development of the VETcert project was completed at the end of August. the development of the VETcert project, funded through the EU Erasmus+ programme, was completed at the end of August. Partners across Europe are now rolling out support, training and opportunities for c...
 29/11/2019      14:28
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VETcert is up and running!  The development of the VETcert project was completed at the end of August. the development of the VETcert project, funded through the EU Erasmus+ programme, was completed at the end of August. Partners across Europe are now rolling out support, training and opportunities for c...
 29/11/2019      14:28
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Conference Preview Part 1  Part one of a series previewing speakers from the 56th Arboricultural Association Conference at the University of Warwick
 10/07/2023      12:32
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TeST: Technical Standards in Tree Work  New arboricultural standards TeST, which stands for Technical Standards in Tree Work, started work in September 2019
 10/03/2020      11:49
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TeST: Technical Standards in Tree Work  New arboricultural standards TeST, which stands for Technical Standards in Tree Work, started work in September 2019
 10/03/2020      11:49
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VETcert  VETcert We have had an overwhelming response to the VETcert exams this year and for the time being we need to close our Expression of Interest form. Further exams are planned for the future and we will open a new application process as soon as possible. Thank you for your int...
 03/12/2019      13:30
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VETcert Videos: Further guidance on the management of veteran trees  These videos were produced by the Ancient Tree Forum and other partners in the VETcert project to encourage good practice in the management of ancient and other veteran trees. The titles on practical management cover the following topics (view below): Introduction to fu...
 27/08/2019      13:48
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Conference Timetable 2019  Conference Timetable 2019 × IMPORTANT Notice If you are booking on behalf of another person who is a member of the Arboricultural Association, please ensure you have their membership number to hand If you are booking on behalf of another person you must enter ...
 19/03/2019      15:58
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Pricing and Options  Pricing and Options × IMPORTANT Notice If you are booking on behalf of another person who is a member of the Arboricultural Association, please ensure you have their membership number to hand If you are booking on behalf of another person you must enter thei...
 26/05/2017      09:57
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Are there any times of year when tree works should not be undertaken?  Ideally tree works should not be undertaken during the spring time period, when the 'sap is rising' to enable the leaves to flush (come out) and photosynthesis to begin, and during the autumn, when the tree is drawing nutrients back into itself from the leaves as they go bro...
 24/11/2015      15:30
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Tree Care and Management Workshops – Don’t Miss Out  Don’t miss out on the forthcoming Mapping Urban Tree Canopy Workshops at the Royal Geographical Society (RGS) in London...
 16/03/2017      16:39
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Tree Care and Management Workshops – Don’t Miss Out  Don’t miss out on the forthcoming Mapping Urban Tree Canopy Workshops at the Royal Geographical Society (RGS) in London...
 16/03/2017      16:39
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Tree Care and Management Workshops – Don’t Miss Out  Don’t miss out on the forthcoming Mapping Urban Tree Canopy Workshops at the Royal Geographical Society (RGS) in London...
 16/03/2017      16:39
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Tuesday Speakers 2019  Tuesday Speakers 2019 Download the 2019 Conference preview Co-sponsor of the Conference: Back Tuesday 10th September 2019 Keynote Speaker and Session Chairs Click on a speaker to see a Biography and an Abstract ‌ Ted Green , MBE (U...
 12/04/2019      12:52
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Fund4Trees - Gibraltar to London cycle promotes regular giving  Fund4Trees Trustee Russell Ball explains why he undertook a 1,500 mile solo bike ride from Gibraltar to London.
 07/11/2016      09:18
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Fund4Trees - Gibraltar to London cycle promotes regular giving  Fund4Trees Trustee Russell Ball explains why he undertook a 1,500 mile solo bike ride from Gibraltar to London.
 07/11/2016      09:18
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Gear check  An industry perspective from Canopy Climbing Collective
 19/05/2023      14:30
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P&D management and new threats: Kuppen’s view  Henry Kuppen was at Barcham Trees in November to deliver a seminar on ‘Reasonable management of pests and diseases, and upcoming threats to urban trees’.
 03/04/2018      17:12
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P&D management and new threats: Kuppen’s view  Henry Kuppen was at Barcham Trees in November to deliver a seminar on ‘Reasonable management of pests and diseases, and upcoming threats to urban trees’.
 03/04/2018      17:12
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P&D management and new threats: Kuppen’s view  Henry Kuppen was at Barcham Trees in November to deliver a seminar on ‘Reasonable management of pests and diseases, and upcoming threats to urban trees’.
 03/04/2018      17:12
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Guide to Tree Pruning  Guide to Tree Pruning   Tree Pruning is part of a series of general information leaflets produced by the Arboricultural Association. The Association provides membership services, accreditation and support to 2,500 professional arborists in the UK and further ...
 27/06/2018      16:49
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Wednesday Speakers 2019  Wednesday Speakers 2019 Download the 2019 Conference preview Co-sponsor of the Conference: Back Wednesday 11th September 2019 Keynote Speaker and Session Chairs Click on a speaker to see a Biography and an Abstract ‌ Sir William Wor...
 12/04/2019      12:52
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Conference Speakers 2023  Book now Monday Speakers Andrew Benson New Zealand Urban Tree Ecophysiologist, The Tree Consultancy Company The effects of utility wire pruning on ecosystem services of urban trees Abstract and Biography Andrew Benson (New Zealand) The ...
 20/06/2023      13:04
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Thinking Arbs at Windsor Great Park  On Saturday 6 July just over 60 people attended the latest Thinking Arbs day at Windsor Great Park
 27/08/2019      09:21
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Thinking Arbs at Windsor Great Park  On Saturday 6 July just over 60 people attended the latest Thinking Arbs day at Windsor Great Park
 27/08/2019      09:21
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Thinking Arbs at Windsor Great Park  On Saturday 6 July just over 60 people attended the latest Thinking Arbs day at Windsor Great Park
 27/08/2019      09:21
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Miscellaneous Advice  Arboricultural Research and Information Notes Notice Whilst these Notes, shown below, are useful informative documents given their age we would urge users to check other, more up to date, sources to ensure relevance. The AA may update or replace the documents in future. ...
 06/06/2016      10:32
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