AA Student Conference 2018

The Arboricultural Association’s Student Conference 2018
Merrist Wood
Merrist Wood – 50 years of Arboriculture

at Merrist Wood College

19–20th October 2018

The Animal Management Centre at Merrist Wood College

The first ever UK Conference for Arboriculture Students will be a landmark event. Free entry on Friday to all students and Free entry for AA Student Members on Saturday will enable young professionals the chance to delve into some fantastic CPD. The event will also give you an introduction to the work of the Arboricultural Association plus in-depth demonstrations and industry exhibitors providing you with the latest technological updates, advice and expertise.

Timetable

Time slot Speaker/Exhibitor Theme

FRIDAY

1:00pm Jack Kenyon Fungi, neurobiology and veteran trees
2:30pm Ben Rose Stationary rope technique workshop
3:30pm Dr Glynn Percival
Bartlett Tree Research Laboratories
What’s new in the world of arboriculture?
4:30pm Dr Glynn Percival
Bartlett Tree Research Laboratories
Pests and diseases workshop, plus a state-of-the-art, digital microscope and imaging system so students can see pests and diseases at 30–40× magnification
5:00pm Paul McBride
AA Technical Officer
Safety and ‘mini business basics’
5:45pm Matthew Vaughan
Four Seasons Tree Care
Approved Contractor talk and what employers are looking for
6:30pm Jim Mullholland
AA Technical Officer
Bats and arboriculture
7:00pm DART Disaster Arborist Response Team Activities

SATURDAY

10:30am Dr Glynn Percival
Bartlett Tree Research Laboratories
Outdoor demo using the latest range of soil de-compaction systems
(Vogt, vertical mulching, AirSpading, mulching, soil amendments)
11:00am Ben Rose Stationary rope technique workshop
11:30am Matthew Vaughan
Four Seasons Tree Care
AirSpade demo
12:00pm Matt Harmsworth Drone demo
1:00pm Dr Glynn Percival
Bartlett Tree Research Laboratories
Demo of spray rigs, so students can have the opportunity to spray a 30m high tree … with water
1:30pm Jim Mullholland
ATF and AA Technical Officer
Veteran tree walk
2:00pm Jack Kenyon and Sally Schuck Tree pests and diseases walk
2:30pm Civic Trees Tree planting and AirSpade demos
3:30pm Dr Glynn Percival
Bartlett Tree Research Laboratories
Outdoor demo using the latest range of soil de-compaction systems
(Vogt, vertical mulching, AirSpading, mulching, soil amendments)
4:00pm Matthew Vaughan
Four Seasons Tree Care
AirSpade demo

Draft timetable. Subject to change.

Saturday will be ticketed admission:

£10 entry for Non-members
Free entry for Student members

Booking now available:

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Arboricultural Association Membership is Free for all Students studying Arboriculture at a UK College.

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There are still more expert speakers to be confirmed in the coming weeks, making this a fantastic opportunity for arboriculture students throughout Great Britain.

If you would like to find out more information about the events please contact emma@trees.org.uk

If you’re interested in attending, exhibiting at or sponsoring the AA’s Student Conference 2018, then give us your details!