ARB Show Timetable

The ARB Show 2018 Timetable

A new timetable for ARB Show 2019 will we published as soon as details become available, in the meatime, the timetable below for 2018 will give you a flavour of the kind of activities to expect.

Arborists’ Workshop Timetable

Situated in the spectacular Great Oak Hall building.

This year the Workshop is focusing on safety in arboriculture, with a series of presentations on key safety practices to get you up to speed. You’ll also get the chance to meet the ISA.

Friday 11 May – Great Oak Hall


Safety in the Arb Industry

Stuart Parry, HSE


Technical Guides Update

Chris Cooper-Abbs, Arb Matters


Managing Safety: The Role of the Supervisor and Manager

Paul McBride, Arboricultural Association


Effective Emergency Action Plans

Mike Popham, LOLER UK


Meet the ISA

Eduardo Aliskevich, ISA
Kevin Martlage, ISA


Arb Approved Contractor Scheme

Paul Smith, Arboricultural Association

STIHL Demonstration Programme

Come and chat to our team of product experts about our latest launches and new technologies, with your chance to see a range of machines in action.


Friday and Saturday


Top-handled tree demonstrations

Come and see Marston Vale Tree Care demonstrate the convenience and lightweight of the MSA 160 T top handled chainsaw, also the power of the HTA 85 cordless telescopic pole pruner, you may even be able to spot a ‘new release’!


Showcase of our extensive range of forestry chainsaws

Giving you a chance to see our chainsaw range in action, including our latest addition the MS 462 C-M and a preview of the MS 500i.


Carving creations

Watch the talented Simon O’Rourke create some amazing carvings from wood, which will be auctioned off for our STIHL GB chosen charity.


Main Arena – Welsh Axemen

Crowd-pleasers the Welsh Axemen will demonstrate and compete in a variety of events using axes and saws performing original lumberjack skills, alongside modern techniques and equipment.

Friday 11:30 & 13:30
Saturday 11:00 & 13:30

STIHL – Rugby Tackle Game

In between the performances of the Axemen, ARB Show visitors can have a go at the inflatable STIHL Rugby Tackle Game. After impact the machine measures the strength of each tackle and displays a score which shows the G-Force of each hit.

Sponsored by STIHL.

Special guests on Saturday 11:30–13:30

Other Activities

Tree Climbers’ Forum

The Arboricultural Association’s Tree Climbers’ Forum brings together arborists to talk, interact, discuss and demonstrate a range of modern techniques to provide safe, effective work-at-height solutions within arboriculture. Drop into the Forum, next to the 3ATC competition, any time to get some ideas or ask a question.

3ATC UK Open Tree Climbing Competition


3ATC Climbing Competitions for Novice, Expert and Premier categories of climber at the cedars.

AWG Knot Tying Competition

Throwline Competition

Sponsored by Gustharts.

Kids’ Tree Climbing

Climbing Wall

Pest and Disease Walk


Pest & Disease Walk led by the Forestry Commission. Meet at the Forestry Commission stand.

Ancient Tree Forum

at the ATF stand



Ted Green “Adventures with modern thinking Arbs”

Friday & Saturday

The Ancient Tree Forum will be hosting a number of other talks throughout the Show. Drop in to the ATF stand to find out what’s on and when. Topics will include:

  • Assessing the stability of hollow trees
  • Pollard creation
  • Life in deadwood – a look at invertebrates
  • Root protection areas for veteran trees

Lantra Awards Demonstrations

at the Lantra Arena


10:00 Orange Plant – wood chipper demo

11:00 Tension & Compression Cuts

12:00 Update on new Lantra Aerial Workbooks

13:30 Lantra CEO Marcus Potter Q&A

14:00 Single Rope Technique (SRT) Access Techniques

15:00 Stumpgrinder – Operation and Safe Use of a Stumpgrinder

16:00 LOLER Compliance Workshop – Inspections & Examinations of Equipment


10:00 Orange Plant – wood chipper demo

11:00 Tension & Compression Cuts

12:00 Update on new Lantra Aerial Workbooks

13:00 LOLER Compliance Workshop – Inspections & Examinations of Equipment

14:00 Stumpgrinder – Operation and Safe Use of a Stumpgrinder

15:00 Final Anchor Point & Work Positioning

16:00 Cross-cutting demo

Exhibitor Demonstrations

A number of Exhibitors are also holding demonstrations throughout each day. Depending which stand you visit you can learn about anything from decompaction and tree diagnostics to bio-control technology, so make sure you visit them all!