An evening of informative lectures followed by the first East Anglia AGM in some time where we hope to install a new committee.
The first speaker David Evans will discuss the VALID system. The world of tree risk assessment and management tends to fall into one of two camps. A ‘quantitative’ path pioneered by Quantified Tree Risk Assessment (QTRA). And a ‘qualitative’ route which the International Society of Arboriculture has gone down with Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ). Davids' presentation will explore and deliver a third way, that is VALID. VALID marries the benefits of both quantitative numbers and qualitative words in an easy to use and understand tree risk-benefit assessment App.
Jim Mullholland will be giving his highly popular talk on Bat Surveying. We will have representatives from the South East branch will also be on hand to give some advice to perspective committee members. Following the speakers will be the AGM where a whole new Chair, Vice Chair,Treasurer and Committee will hopefully be voted in. If you would like to make an impact in your local branch this is your opportunity to get involved.
the South East Branch will round the talks off with a short presentation on how to increase branch engagement and answer any questions from people thinking about joining the new East Anglia Committee. The branch AGM will follow when the new committee will hopefully be elected.