Online Learning

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.

List of Online Learning Courses

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An ecosystem approach to urban forestry

An ecosystem approach to urban forestry

With Robert Northrop and Michael Andreu

3 Part Lecture Series

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.

Lecture 1: Wednesday 12 August

Lecture 2: Wednesday 19 August

Lecture 3: Wednesday 126 August

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6.00 PM (UK Time)
Eastern (US) – 13:00 PM
Central (US) – 12:00 PM
Pacific (US) – 10:00 AM


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

Arborists’ Question Time will return with season two in Autumn 2020

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!

Season One:

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.

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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.

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Episode 3

What is the main way in which tree officers can be properly supported to care for public trees?

Monday 1st June 2020 – with Sarah Kiss (Tree Officer – External Works at Hampshire County Council), Howell Davies (Senior Urban Forest Advisor at Auckland Council) and Ruthe Davies (Trees and Woodlands Officer at City of Edinburgh Council).

Watch Episode 3

Episode 4

What do you think is the most important issue in arboriculture in your country today?

Monday 15th June 2020 – with Vaibhav Raje (India), Luiz Octavio de Lima Pedreira (Brazil) and Nanamhla Gwedla (South Africa).

Watch Episode 4

Episode 5

How can we best achieve tree establishment rather than just tree planting?

Wednesday 1st July 2020 – with Deborah Hilbert (USA), Rupert Bentley Walls (UK) and Keith Sacre (UK).

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Episode 6

Which tree pests and diseases should we be most worried about in the UK at the moment?

Wednesday 22 July 2020 – with Paula Shrewsbury (USA), Ana-Pérez-Sierra (UK) and Andy Tipping (UK).

Watch Episode 6


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.



Arboricultural Association Online Learning Webinars
Mesopotamia

Mesopotamia

with Professor Lucio Montecchio, Neville Fay, Giorgio Gobbo and John Parker

An webinar of stories, music and discussion about trees, the environment and the nature of progress, combining art and science to explore the relationship between people and nature.

The firts of our webinar events that was pre-recorded folowed by a live Q&A session. The start of an exciting new phase of the international friendships and collaboration which has developed in our global tree community over recent weeks and months – come with us to Mesopotamia!

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Trees and Fungi

Trees and Fungi

with Emma Gilmartin and David Humphries

Emma Gilmartin, Woodland Trust, Conservation Advisor – Trees, delivered a talk on Fungi in sapwood: Endophytes and origins of decay.

David Humphries, City of London, Trees Management Officer, talks about his passion of Tree fungi, colonisation and decay. These talks are then followed by a question and answer session.

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Aboriculture in Latin America

Arboriculture in Latin America

Presented by: José Eduardo Medina, Edgar Ojeda Sotelo, Vanesa Tilán Fernández, Carlos Llanos Rojas and Miguel Ángel Sierra

Catch up on this fascinating insight into arboriculture in Latin America, the challenges faced and some of the fantastic collaborative efforts going on between nations. Including some of the people involved in the creation of the Latin American Arboricultural Institute: José Eduardo Medina (USA/México), Edgar Ojeda Sotelo (México), Vanesa Tilán Fernández (Spain), Carlos Llanos Rojas (Colombia) and Miguel Ángel Sierra (Colombia). Each speaker will be gave a brief talk about their work, followed by questions submitted by the audience. Some of the talks are first presented in Spanish followed by an English translation.

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Small trees and big ideas

Small trees and big ideas

Presented by: Amelia Williams and Rob Northrop

Amelia speaks about her love of bonsai and tells us what lessons arborists can learn from this ancient art form. Afterwards Rob delivers a presentation entitled Urban forestry – an ecological approach, exploring how ecological concepts can be usefully integrated into urban forestry.

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Trees to make you happy, trees to make you healthy

Trees to make you happy, trees to make you healthy

Presented by: Henry Kuppen and Matilda van den Bosch

In the ongoing global health crisis the importance of trees and open spaces for our physical health and mental wellbeing has become more obvious than ever. In this webinar we heard from two international experts offering their own perspectives on this issue.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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An introduction to Instagram with Luan Wise

An introduction to Instagram

with Luan Wise

Social media expert Luan Wise provides an overview of how you can make the most of Instagram for your arb business.

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An introduction to Twitter with Luan Wise

An introduction to Twitter

with Luan Wise

Luan Wise provides help on how you can leverage Twitter for your arb business.

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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

Watch Episode 2

Watch Episode 3

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.

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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.

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PODCASTS

 

ArbCast – The Arboricultural Association Podcast

ArbCast