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The Arboricultural Association Online Learning

The Arboricultural Association is committed to developing accessible, low cost online learning for all sections of the arboriculture industry and beyond.

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Arborists’ Question Time

Arborists’ Question Time

Next episode: Monday 1st June 2020

We’re excited to announce the launch of a new interactive panel discussion show featuring industry experts giving their views on some of the big topics affecting arboriculture and giving you the chance to have your questions answered live!

The Arborists’ Question Time starts at 6.00pm on Monday 1st June and will be hosted by Arboricultural Association Technical Director John Parker chairing a discussion between a panel of three arb experts. This week the topic will be What is the main way in which tree officers can be properly supported to care for public trees?

Our panel

Sarah Kiss

Sarah Kiss, Tree Officer (External Works), Hampshire County Council

Howell Davies

Howell Davies, Senior Urban Forest Advisor, Auckland Council (NZ)

Ruthe Davies

Ruthe Davies, Trees and Woodlands Officer, City of Edinburgh Council

Although it is free to join, places will be limited so keep an eye out for booking.

6.00 PM (UK Time)
Eastern (US) – 2.00 PM
Central (US) – 1.00 PM
Pacific (US) – 11.00 AM

BOOK EPISODE 3 NOW


Social Media with Luan Wise

Social Media Quarterly Update

with Luan Wise

Next Webinar Tuesday 11th August 2020

This free webinar is your opportunity to get "hot off the press" updates and tips for the main social media channels. It will also be an opportunity to ask Luan any questions you may have about using social media, with her vast experience she will mostly likely have the answer and then some.

Book on the next webinar


FREE Learning

 

Applied Tree Biology with Dr Andrew Hirons

Applied Tree Biology

with Dr Andrew Hirons (FREE)

Learn the science behind tree management best practice

WATCH Applied Tree Biology Lectures

A weekly series of free lectures from one of the UK’s leading Arboriculture lecturers and researchers; ‘Applied Tree Biology’ will help you learn the science behind tree care in bitesize modules around 30 minutes each.


Arborists’ Question Time

Arborists’ Question Time

Next episode: Monday 1st June 2020

We’re excited to announce the launch of a new interactive panel discussion show featuring industry experts giving their views on some of the big topics affecting arboriculture and giving you the chance to have your questions answered live!

Previous Episodes

Episode 1

What do you consider to be the most important issue in arboriculture today?

Monday 4th May 2020 – with Nicola Spence, Tony Kirkham MBE and Jeremy Barrell.

Watch Episode 1

Episode 2

How can our industry best promote the importance of arboriculture as a profession?

Monday 18th May 2020 – with Sharon Durdant-Hollamby, Greg Packman and Cecil Konijnendijk.

Watch Episode 2


Tree of the Best

Tree of the Best

(from the Arboricultural Association conference archives)

In this ongoing series our Technical Director John Parker introduces some of his favourite presentations from the Arboricultural Association Conference video archives.

WATCH Tree of the Best 1

WATCH Tree of the Best 2

WATCH Tree of the Best 3

WATCH Tree of the Best 4


Talking Trees – Expert Sessions

Talking Trees

– Expert Sessions

Fascinating interviews with experts from a range of fields.


Arboricultural Association Online Learning Webinars
The wisdom of the ancients

The wisdom of the ancients

Learning from Ancient Trees and Forests…

with Jill Butler and Kamil Witkos-Gnach

Two internationally-recognised speakers explore what people working in arboriculture today can learn from studying ancient trees and forests. Followed by an in-depth Q&A session.

Watch the webinar


Biomechanical Loads of the Tree Climber with Alexander Laver

Biomechanical Loads of the Tree Climber

with Alexander Laver

Thanks to Alexander Laver, from Tree Logic, who has recorded this fascinating insight into his ongoing research on biomechanical motion.

Watch Biomechanical Loads of the Tree Climber


Spiritual Aspects of Urban Forestry with Professor Alan Simson

Spiritual Aspects of Urban Forestry

with Professor Alan Simson

Professor Alan Simson (Leeds Beckett University) delivers this informative free webinar focusing on promoting the spiritual aspects of urban forestry, and its future role in delivering viable multi-cultural urbanism…

Watch Spiritual Aspects of Urban Forestry


Social Media with Luan Wise

Social Media

with Luan Wise

Is your business harnessing the power of social media? If you’re not sure then these updates with chartered marketer and social media expert Luan Wise are perfect for you.

Top tips for Facebook and your Arb Business


What’s the point of LinkedIn? with Luan Wise

What’s the point of LinkedIn?

with Luan Wise

A guide to help businesses understand the importance of LinkedIn.

What’s the point of LinkedIn?


PARTNERSHIPS

 

ArbCulture Live Epsiode 1

ArbCulture Live

A new live and interactive panel show for the arb industry.

Hosted by FORST and presented in partnership with the Arboricultural Association, ArbCulture is free to watch and easily accessible. The programme will focus on the big issues affecting the industry, with in-depth discussion from a different panel of guests each week. You’ll also be able to put your questions to our panellists live on air.

The topic for this first episode was ‘Arboriculture Industry Adapting to the Coronavirus Pandemic’ – which sparked some interesting discussion and debate, as well as some useful advice from our experienced panel of arb professionals.

Watch Episode 1


Tree Rings - The Future Urban Forest in London

Tree Rings – The Future Urban Forest in London

Urban Tree Festival 2020

Thanks to the Urban Tree Festival for sharing this session on the future urban forest featuring Barbara Milne (LTOA), Jim Smith (Forestry Commission), John Parker (Arboricultural Association Technical Director) and chaired by Katrina Ramsey (Greater London Authority).

The panel discusses their take on how London could be a lot greener in the future, followed by a Q&A session.

Watch Webinar


Tree Rings - Trees, Woods and Nature

Tree Rings – Trees, Woods and Nature

Urban Tree Festival 2020

Thanks to the Urban Tree Festival for sharing this session chaired by Arboricultural Association Technical Officer Jim Mulholland, an ecologist and chartered arboriculturist with an interest in bats and veteran trees. This discussion focuses on the value of trees and woodlands for wildlife and biodiversity with Richard Barnes from the Woodland Trust, and Mathew Frith, Conservation Director at the London Wildlife Trust.

Watch Webinar


PODCASTS

 

ArbCast – The Arboricultural Association Podast

ArbCast