E-mail not displaying correctly? View it in your browser.

ARB eBlast
The Official Members eMail Newsletter of the Arboricultural Association
December 2017
Issue 15
Matthew Wells Talks Trees on YouTube

Talking Trees with Matt Wells

The 3rd ‘Talking Trees’ release is a bumper edition featuring the fascinating insight of Matt Wells, who many of our members may have seen speak at the Amenity Conference in recent years.

Matt is the Urban Forester for the City of Santa Monica. He grew up in Stroud, just down the road from our HQ. He honed his skills in the UK and went on to work with trees in the New York City Parks Department.

Find out what inspires him about working with trees.

Watch the Matt Wells Interview >
Watch the Biosecurity Video Series >

National Tree Week 2017

National Tree Week 2017

This year’s National Tree Week featured a notable increase in interest on social media and the press, with some great stories.

We were delighted to have the support of green energy provider Ecotricity, who promoted the Arboricultural Association and our Talking Trees video series to their 70,000 plus online followers and 200,000 customers.


Plumpton College students plant over 35 trees

National Tree Week 2017

Plumpton College students plant over 35 trees with the help of Arboricultural Association Chairman Keith Sacre

Read More >

Industry asks, should we have apprentices for managerial positions?

Industry asks, should we have apprentices for managerial positions?

Following the successful launch of the arborist, forest operative and horticulture and landscape operative apprenticeships in England, earlier this year, the employer-led partnership behind the initiative is now asking the question, does industry require apprenticeships for managerial or advanced technical roles?

Take the survey >
Full Story >


Join us for an exciting 2018

Join us for an exciting 2018

Coming Soon…

Don’t forget to renew your membership before 31st December.

We’re working on some exciting projects which we hope will give you an enhanced experience. The member discount catalogue features 15 new additions and many new offers, while we’re also looking at adding some online CPD and more benefits.

We have plans to put the Association and its members in the spotlight, working with partners, media and reaching out to raise awareness among the public more than ever.

Renewals >


2017 Tree of the Year Crowned

Read More >


Cities Should Think About Trees As Public Health Infrastructure

Source: Fastcompany.com

We must Integrate health benefits of trees in messaging and goals, says Eillie Anzilotti.

“Going forward it will be crucial for urban forestry departments to more fully integrate the health benefits of their trees into messaging and goals to break down city agency silos and communicate more effectively with urban health and planning departments.”

Read More >


Trees are covering more of the land in rich countries

Source: The Economist
Read More >

Trees part of 7.2 Million facelift for famous Glasgow Street

Trees part of 7.2 Million facelift for famous Glasgow Street

Source: BBC News

Work to start in January on £7.2m Sauchiehall Street scheme.

Read More >


Urban Green Spaces and Health

A World Health Organisation Report

View the Report PDF >


Mayor of London’s Greener City Fund

Find out more about the fund >
See a map of 2016-17’s tree planting >


Southampton i-Tree Report

The full report has been released and provides an understanding the value of Southampton’s urban trees.

Project Outline >
Full report >

Christmas Special Offer – 50% off Trees in Towns II – For a limited time

Christmas Special Offer

50% off Trees in Towns II

For a Limted Time Only

Get your copy now >


England’s largest woodland planting scheme gets green light

Read More >


Sweet chestnut blight has been found in East London and Devon

Read More >


Henry Kuppen Pest and Disease Management Seminar at Barchams

Slides from Henry Kuppens recent presentation on Pest and Disease management at Barchams.

View the Slides >


Popular on Facebook

Judi Dench explains her love of trees
Climate change accelerates growth of urban trees in metropolises worldwide

Elcoat Ltd Ð We help people just like you to grow their business using this not so secret formula: Sort out the internal systems; Achieve certification such as ArbAC, CHAS and ISO; Find contracts and deal with prequalification; Win Contracts; Stay with you to make sure that things are OK; Help dig you out of the mire if things go wrong. Helping over 200 contractors achieve success since 2005 info@paulelcoat.co.uk or www.elcoat.co.uk or 020 7193 5611
Connect with Us:

Contact Us:

The Malthouse, Stroud Green,
Standish, Stonehouse,
Glos. GL10 3DL

Phone: +44 (0)1242 522152
Email: admin@trees.org.uk
Web: www.trees.org.uk

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Arboricultural Association

Registered Office: The Malthouse, Stroud Green, Standish, Stonehouse, Glos, GL10 3DL
Arboricultural Association Ltd Company No. 4070377, Charity No. 1083845
Arboricultural Association Trading Ltd Company No. 05180170

"The Voice of Arboriculture"