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Arboricultural Association Press Release
An Official Press Release from the Arboricultural Association
June 2017

Arboricultural Association Launches

The First International Conference on Arboricultural Biosecurity

10th-13th September 2017, The University of Exeter

Protect and Survive’ will bring 38 experts, 10 International speakers and 350 ecology and tree care industry professionals to stunning Exeter campus.

The Arboricultural Association is proud to present a fantastic line-up of speakers for its 51st Conference, taking place within new state of the art facilities at ‘The Forum’, The University of Exeter’s stunning centrepiece.

Biosecurity: Protect and Survive’ will be the first conference to focus on Arboricultural biosecurity; a subject of much concern to the industry and to the population at large. To cover the variety of topics that affect the subject of biosecurity, the Association has gathered a diverse array of 38 speaker sessions including 10 prominent international speakers to provide delegates with a comprehensive understanding of new research, developments and solutions.

Following the introduction of a collaborative middle day with The Landscape Institute during last year’s event, the new approach is continued with Tuesday’s Conference sessions presented in partnership with The Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM). This has enabled access to a pool of expert speakers with a wider perspective than just the arboricultural view, with experiences shared from the ecology sector and the chance for attendees to network, discover new challenges, ideas and innovative solutions.

Amongst the plethora of noteworthy expert speakers and presenters at the conference are Tony Kirkham, Head of the Arboretum at the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, the Chair of the Forestry Commission Sir Harry Studholme, DEFRA’s UK Chief Plant Health Officer Professor Nicola Spence and the renowned Arboriculturist Dr. David Lonsdale.

The event will kick off with the Sunday Field Trip on 10th September, taking place at The National Trust owned Killerton; one of Devon’s great estates, with a landscaped hillside garden and parkland.

With the latest research and findings on a comprehensive collection of themes being aired; from tree health and pests & diseases, to species selection and the political perspective, ‘Biosecurity: Protect and Survive’ looks set to be a defining moment for the future of the arboriculture industry and related sectors.



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Press Contact

Stephen Hodsman ()stephen@trees.org.uk) at the Arboricultural Association

Notes to Editors

Find out more about the Arboricultural Association.

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We provide the standards, training, support and recognition that put our members - in the UK and overseas - at the peak of their profession.

The Arboricultural Association National Amenity Conference has been highlight on the annual calendar for Professional Arborists and consultants for over 50 years, the first having been held at Merrist Wood College in 1967.

Since 1964 the Arboricultural Association has been the national body in the UK and Ireland for the amenity tree care professional in either civic or commercial employment at craft, technical, supervisory, managerial or consultancy level. There are currently over 2,300 members of the Arboricultural Association in a variety of membership classes.

The objectives of the Arboricultural Association:

To advance the study of arboriculture and raise the standards of its practice.

To raise governmental and public awareness of issues relating to arboriculture.

To foster and promote an interest in trees.

To be the ‘Voice of Arboriculture’ to the public and other external organisations.

The Arboricultural Association’s Website is www.trees.org.uk

The Amenity Conference ‘Protect and Survive’ website is: www.trees.org.uk/Amenity-Conference

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