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ARB eBlast
The Official Members eMail Newsletter of the Arboricultural Association
July 2017
Issue 8
UK Tree Officer Survey shows need for government action

UK Tree Officer Survey Results Released

The findings into the Associations Tree Officer survey were released this week. The survey showed the detrimental affects that have been felt by over 83% of our colleagues in local authority posts as a result of government cuts in recent years. Now we have the statistical data to prove what we have all known for some time, we can provide a voice and support for our members working in local authorities across the United Kingdom.

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AA Awards 2016 award winner Dave Dowson with Keith Sacre (AA Chairman)

Arboricultural Association Award 2017 Nominations Closing Soon

Nominations for the 2017 Arboricultural Association Award will close on 15th July.

The award seeks to recognise a significant and positive contribution to the Arboricultural industry or profession by an individual.

Send your nominations to kay@trees.org.uk

To find out how to nominate click here.

Last year’s winner was Dave Dowson, who was recognised for his work and the support he provided to many professionals over 40 years in the industry, read more.

View the list of previous winners by clicking here.

The award will be presented at the Annual Conference Awards Dinner at The University of Exeter on Tuesday 12th September 2017.

Amenity Conference 2017 >


Conference 2017: Protect & Survive – Exhibitors Announced

Conference Exhibitors Announced

Along with a comprehensive timetable, the traditional Sunday Field Trip, tree planting and awards dinner, Exhibitors are a staple of the national amenity Conference. A host of software, tree surveying, supplies, training and publication providers will be on hand throughout.

See who’s Exhibiting >

Last year’s successful Pest and Disease walks led by the Forestry Commission will return and we’ve also got some exciting news in the coming weeks with a very special guest speaker introduction to be announced…

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Government approval secured for employer led and designed Arborist Apprenticeship standard

With Government approval secured for the new Trailblazer Apprenticeship standards for arboriculture, forestry, horticulture and landscaping, those employers involved in the initiative are being congratulated on their success.

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LTOA guidance ‘Surface Materials Around Trees In Hard Landscapes’ Launched

The London Tree Officers Association has released a surface materials guide developed in association with a range of stakeholders including tree specialists, project managers and highway engineers. It is to be used as guidance for anyone involved in the selection of surface materials.

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Download the Guidance >


National Tree Officers Conferences Returns - 8 November 2017

This year’s conference, returning to Telford, will focus on a range of influential topics from leading arboricultural and urban forestry professionals.

Booking information is available at: www.charteredforesters.org/tree-officers-conference



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