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ARB eBlast
The Official Members eMail Newsletter of the Arboricultural Association
February 2017
Issue 3
The 51st National Amenity Conference – Protect and Survive

‘Protect and Survive’

Conference 2017 themes and title announced

Exeter University has always been one of our most popular Conference venues and this year’s edition titled ‘Protect and Survive’ looks set to be one of our most exciting.

Set to be the first International Arboriculture conference to address Biosecurity, there are already a number of top international and UK speakers in place.

This year we’re collaborating with The Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) for the middle day the conference. Attracting expert speakers with a wider perspective than just the arboricultural view, and delegates from the ecology sector with new challenges, ideas and innovative solutions.

Speakers already confirmed include...

Dr Andreas Roloff (Germany), leading expert on sustainable development and Author of ‘Urban Tree Management’.

Jim Mulholland (UK), Ancient Tree Forum Technical and Training lead, presenting on bats and trees.

Nicola Spence (UK) Chief Plant Health Officer at DEFRA will update on current threats plans to tackle them, as well as some exciting new industry-led initiatives to improve biosecurity.

Edward Wilson (Canada), will be speaking on the threat of the Emerald Ash borer.

The Call for papers deadline on 28th February is fast approaching – find out more about the call for papers:

Call for papers >
The Amenity Conference >

Tree Officer Survey

As part of our mission we want to provide more support for Tree Officers we need your feedback on a number of issues.

The Arboricultural Association is keen to find out more about the impact that the Government's austerity measures are having on the standard of tree care and the day to day ability of tree officers to fulfil their roles.

Take the survey >

CEO’s Challenge – We Need You

One of the key responses members give us is a real desire to see the public profile of the Association raised. This is a clear priority and it will be supported by the Association over the coming months and years.

So we need to use our strengths, one of which is you – our membership.

We need your help!

We need good news stories supported by pictures and/or videos: visual impact is the key.

We know you all like a challenge, so here’s one for you!

Read more >

#ARBatWork Photo Contest draws huge response

We set out to get the best shots of Arborists at work to help promote the industry and its professionals to a wider audience. With a year’s free membership as the prize photo’s came flooding in via e-mail and social media using the hashtag #ARBatwork. It was a truly overwhelming response with over 140 submissions, 80 on Facebook alone.

750 people voted to decide the winner from 15 finalists, congratulations to Sam Dellar who was thrilled to come out on top and said “Chuffed with that! Working hard on my Professional membership application at the moment and making steps towards approved contractor…”

See the winning entry >

See some of the entires on Facebook:

Facebook >

Look out for the third regular AA Training ePulse coming to inboxes shortly…


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Closing date: 12 March 2017

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