The Arboricultural Association is committed to developing accessible, low cost online learning for all sections of the arboriculture industry and beyond.
This FREE live webinar will present a picture of the accreditation from all points of view and give you the opportunity to get involved. ARB Approved contractor is promoted as the only comprehensive accreditation for tree surgery businesses; but with an unregulated industry is there really a need for firms to set themselves apart by reaching this benchmark?
Navin Sehmi, Executive Director at Down To Earth Trees will give us an insight into how Approved Contractor has helped improve his business. Then Tom Hamments, Managing Director at Cotswolds firm Stockwell Davies, shares his take on the preparation and impact of the assessment day itself. Taking the overview full circle, Scheme Assessor and Arboricultural Consultant Simon Cox explains what assessors are looking for, as well as some of the common pitfalls and misconceptions around becoming ARB Approved.
Finally, webinar participants will have the chance to ask our panel questions via the live Q&A feature.
Michelle Ryan – Chair
Paul Smith – The Scheme an overview
Navin Sehmi – Business Improvements
Tom Hamments – Assessment Day
Simon Cox – An Assessor’s Insight
This webinar is the first in a series of free virtual events related to the Approved Contractor accreditation, with more informal Q&A sessions to follow in the future.
Ever wonder if the bowline really is the best attachment knot or if you are even tying it correctly?
Want to try the superior distel knot, but find it easier to just tie a prussic?
Want to know which stopper really will stay in no matter what?
If you want the answer to these questions, and many more, this is the online event for you.
Sign-up and we will show you how it is done. Have a couple of lengths of rope and cordage at hand, and you can practice in the comfort of your own home.
Just let us know the knot(s) you would most like covering when registering for the event and we will try to get through them all.
This talk explores some of the lesser-known avenues in the history of street trees in Britain, examining the idea of street trees as 'public ornaments' in the context of the English civil wars, revolution and Restoration. Through discussion of late Elizabethan, Stuart and civil-war period ideas in relation to urban sprawl, fuel-use and urban air pollution, this talk allows us to reflect on the origins and value of street trees in terms of their political potential and public capital, at a time when the idea of trees in the street was to some preposterous and to others, little more than a twinkle in the eye of seventeenth-century 'improvers'.
Dr Felicity Stout is Tree Conservation Officer at the Peak District National Park and also works part-time as an arb consultant for AWA Trees in Sheffield. She used to be an academic historian, but gave it up for forestry, although she still has a passion for the history of trees.
Register 29 April
The 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!
Monday 4th May 2020 – with Nicola Spence, Tony Kirkham MBE and Jeremy Barrell.
As a member you can access the whole of season one by simply logging in to the members area, to become a member of the Arboricultural Association and recieve hours of online CPD at you fingertips visit our membership page.
Log in to watch all season one
Post-event webinar recordings are available exclusively to Arboricultural Association members, so don’t miss out!
Tree Health Week kicked off with a focus on trees and fungi. Lynne Boddy discussed the complex relationships between fungi and trees, followed by Chris Wright and David Humphries, who delivered a presentation related to their upcoming publication 'Fungi on Trees: A photographic reference.'
Pre-order your fungi book
The second day of Tree Health Week gave us a chance to hear from two experts in their field. Mike Raupp, Professor of Entymology at the University of Maryland and regular international conference speaker. Then Katherine O'Donnell, Head of Seed Conservation and Plant Health at Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI). Katherine is coordinator of the Global Seed Conservation Challenge and the International Plant Sentinel Network.
You can watch this video now as a member benefit. Simply log in to your membership area and click on the Tree Health week section.
Login to watch
As a member you can access over 35 hours of CPD by simply logging in to the members area, to become a member of the Arboricultural Association and recieve hours of online CPD at you fingertips visit our membership page.
Log in to watch more webinars
The first webinar in our autumn series looked at the growing support for trees and their many benefits, and how projects like the Charter for Trees Woods and People can harness it to make change and inspire others.
In this series our Technical Director, John Parker, introduces some of his favourite presentations from the Arboricultural Association Conference video archives.
Fascinating series of interviews with experts from a range of fields.
The Arboricultural Association hosted a free live webinar for the Stonehouse History Group. Technical Director John Parker delivered a presentation about the trees of Stonehouse, looking at the history of the town through trees and focusing on some of the best specimens in the area.
The Association is pleased to be able to work with a local community group in this way and to fully include Stonehouse and the surrounding areas in the global tree community which has developed around the recent webinar series. You can learn more about the Stonehouse History group here: stonehousehistorygroup.org.uk
This series of lectures – with Q&A and discussion – will lay out the framework for an ecosystem approach to urban forest management planning and implementation. The framework can be used in any city, state or country.
The management and conservation of the urban forest is primarily a social endeavor. The practice of urban forestry is rooted in ecological science. This three-part webinar series will examine how integrated social and bio-physical science is being used during development of strategic urban forest management plans and public policy to sustainably support multiple and diverse outcomes. This ecological approach will be illustrated with practical step by step examples drawn from work with the City Tampa Florida and the Dept. of Conservation which manages a 32,000-hectare natural area system of rare, threatened and endangered habitats within the Tampa, Florida Metropolitan region.
A free webinar presented by the University of Florida IFAS Extension and co-hosted by the Arboricultural Association
Thanks to the Urban Tree Festival .
Season One of the 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!