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ARB eBlast
The Official Members eMail Newsletter of the Arboricultural Association
January 2017
Issue 2
Don’t let your membership freeze over

Moving inside the Arboretum for the biggest show in the event’s 19 year history!

Add it to your calendars – this year’s ARB Show will be the must-see ARB event and all our members get FREE entry to the Show and The National Arboretum, home to 145 Champion trees and countless other rare specimens!

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Conference Call for Papers

The AA National Amenity Conference returns to Exeter University from 10-13 September.

A call for papers has been issued for the first International Arboriculture Conference to explore the theme of Biosecurity.

Continuing with our vision of collaboration, we’re pleased to announce that this year’s Conference middle day will be presented in partnership with the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM).

Under the general theme of biosecurity, the Association is inviting submissions for presentations on the following:

  • Tree Health
  • Biosecurity
  • Tree species selection
  • Population Resilience and Management
  • Pests and Diseases
  • Surveying techniques and methodologies
  • Bats and trees/woodlands
  • Protected species and Arboriculture
  • Biodiversity

For a full list of themes click here.

The deadline for proposals is 5pm on Tuesday 28 February 2017. The AA’s conference steering group, which contains AA members, will assess the proposals, and will aim to respond by the end of March.

Please submit proposals to: simon@trees.org.uk

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Certification Study Guide

The ISA Arborists’ Certification Study Guide is now available from the AA Book Shop.

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Green Party South West MEP Visits AA HQ

Green Party South West MEP Visits AA HQ

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ARB Approved Contractors

Congratulations to the following new ARB Approved Contractors who have recently passed their assessment:

Dovetail Tree Services Limited

Manager(s) – Mart Cattell
Base of operation – West Midlands

ISS Facility Services – Arboriculture (Portsmouth)

Manager(s) – Gary Burr and John McKenna
Base of operation – Hampshire