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ARB eBlast
The Official Members eMail Newsletter of the Arboricultural Association
October 2017
Issue 12
The Arboricultural Association – Join us on our Journey

Since 1964 the Arboricultural Association has been here to support arborists. Our mission is to promote trees and the professionals who enable their sustainable management.

Here’s our latest newsletter to keep you up to date and find out what we’ve been up to recently


Biosecurity Awareness Video Series

Biosecurity Awareness Video Series

This new clip follows on from the release of our first in a series highlighting aspects of biosecurity.

In the latest instalment Raoul Curtis-Machin, Director of Horticulture at the Horticultural Trade Association, explains how Xylella has affected his members and who must take responsibility when it comes to biosecurity.

See Raoul’s thoughts >

See Nicola Spence highlighting the principles of plant protection >


DART Dominica Diary

DART Dominica Diary

Here’s a run down of what DART have been up to with the second team of arborists now carrying out vital work on the Island and passing on vital skills.

Read more >

New Guide Launched - Aerial Inspections: Guide to Good practice

New Guide Launched - Aerial Inspections: Guide to Good practice

This Guidance Note provides a comprehensive answer, setting out all the information that may be required when carrying out an aerial inspection.


Trees are Amazing – Benefits of Trees

Trees are Amazing

As part of the ongoing development of our website resources we’ve launched a home for all the fantastic evidence of the benefits trees provide. We’re all keenly aware of these benefits, but the aim of the new area is to raise awareness of the incredible value which trees provide amongst the public, related sectors and anyone listening! So please share and send us any suitable content so we can show everyone how amazing trees are.

Visit ‘Benefits of Trees’ >

Coming soon… We’re also about to launch a new Careers portal with the goal of providing better support for people starting out in arb, progressing their career or even looking at changing careers.


Arboricultural Association – Autumn Review

Autumn Review

Here’s a quick sample of a few things we’ve been up to this year. It’s membership renewal time, so look out for a letter in the post very soon.

Read more >


The ARB Show 2018 at Westonbirt, The National Arboretum

ARB Show 2018

After a record with almost 7,000 visitors this year, we’re looking to build on our 2017 success with an event that’s bigger and better. Sure; there’s another option next year, with a bigger site and more visitors; but there’s no venue as incredible as Westonbirt and nothing quite as great as a mass congregation of Arbs descending on it. So, mark the date in your 2018 calendar and support the industry’s only pure Arb trade show.



2018 Training Calendar NOW ONLINE

This year 1,800 delegates have enjoyed over 100 training events across the UK. The 2018 Training Calendar has now been finalised and has been made available online.

Remember to visit the website regularly at www.trees.org.uk/training for any further updates.


New Guide Launched - Aerial Inspections: Guide to Good practice

Tree Officers Conference

There are still a few places available on the 2nd National Tree Officers Conference, Hosted by the London Tree Officers Association, Municipal Tree Officers Association, and the Institute of Chartered Foresters.

From tree risk management to policy, from best practice to planning, the conference will deliver practical guidance and learning from the shared experience of the speakers.

Book your place >


Support the launch of the Woodland Trust’s Charter for Trees, Woods and People

Click here If you haven’t already signed the Tree Charter.

Find out more before the Charter launches on 6th November 2017.

Find out more >


Fund4Trees Drought tolerance Research Grant – study update

Find out more >


Tree worker sentenced after branch fractures skull of colleague

Read more >


Xylella Spreading Across Mallorca

Read more >


Bats and Trees: An introduction to how bats use trees and what to look for when working in woodlands

A course from Cumbria Woodlands.

Find out more >


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