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ARB Training ePulse
October 2023
In this issue:
Wednesday Webinars Return | Scotland Branch Autumn Excursion to Mar Lodge | Basic Tree Inspection | CAVAT in Practice | Thinking Arbs with Ted Green and friends – TREETIME | A farmer’s guide to ash dieback | Conference On-Demand | On demand events | Webinar catch-up
 
 

Wednesday Webinars Return

Winter 2023/24 Series

 
Thinking Arbs with Ted Green and friends – TREETIME
 

Thinking Arbs with Ted Green and friends – TREETIME

 

Wednesday 22nd November 2023

 

To celebrate the launch of his new book Treetime, the Arboricultural Association is hosting a free live seminar featuring Ted Green and some special guests.

 

Treetime tells the story – in Ted’s own inimitable style – of 80 years of spending time with trees and tree folk, describing some of his adventures and offering his thoughts and insights. At the heart of the story is Ted’s passionate belief that arboriculturists should be regarding themselves as tree ecologists, and in this spirit the book expands on the question we posed at Conference in 2022 – What is a tree?

 
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A farmer’s guide to ash dieback
 

A farmer’s guide to ash dieback

 

Wednesday 29th November 2023

 

Arboricultural Association is hosting a free live seminar featuring Eleanor Marks (LEAF) and Berglind Karlsdóttir (Forest Research)

Eleanor Marks
 
 

Eleanor Marks

Technical Officer at LEAF Linking Environment And Farming
 

Eleanor joined LEAF in March 2022 as part of the technical team to develop and conduct internal and external project activity and research, working closely with fellow technical team members, external project partners and farmers. Projects Eleanor currently works on are focussed on farm trees, net-zero and Integrated Pest Management and contribute to promoting sustainable solutions to challenges agriculture and food systems face now and in the future. She has a BSc in Geography and a range of experience in the fresh produce sector.

Berglind Karlsdóttir
 
 

Berglind Karlsdóttir

Social Scientist, Society and environment research group (SERG) Forest Research
 

Berglind conducts research on values, attitudes and behaviours of people who engage with and manage treescapes. She specifically examines management practices responding to tree pests and diseases – projects which feed directly into policy and support schemes as they’re being developed.

 

Berglind joined the Social and Economics Research Group in early 2019. She has a background in conservation and has worked on projects across the tropics. After seeing the multitude of difficulties these projects face, Berglind became increasingly interested in aspects of conservation efficacy, such as social dimensions, communication, decision-making, planning and evaluation. In 2017, Berglind completed her master’s thesis on barriers and enablers to amphibian captive breeding programmes in the tropics, focusing on management and human dimensions. This work led to a position with Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust. At Forest Research, Berglind applies her past experiences from conservation to problem-solving challenges to treescapes and the wider environment.

 
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Autumn Excursion to Mar Lodge, Braemar
 

Scotland Branch Autumn Excursion to Mar Lodge, Braemar

 

Mar Lodge Estate, Braemar, Aberdeenshire AB35 5YJ

Friday 27th October 2023
10:30am – 4:00pm

 

The Scotland Branch will be holding an autumn excursion to the Mar Lodge Estate. Originally built as a Victorian hunting lodge for the Duke and Duchess of Fife in 1895, the lodge is surrounded by ancient forests, rolling glens, wild rivers and rugged peaks.

 

In the morning we will be close to the Lodge to discuss tree safety, plantation management and biomass heating system.

 

In the afternoon we will take a short drive to Linn of Dee Quoich for a guided walk and discussion about the restoration of the Caledonian pinewood.

 

The Linn of Quoich ravine is a remarkable natural feature in the form of a large, bowl-shaped cavity next to a narrow waterfall. We would be grateful if attendees could car share where possible.

 
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Autumn Excursion to Mar Lodge, Braemar
 

Scotland Branch Winter Seminar and AGM 2024

 

Saturday 3rd February 2024
09:30am – 4:00pm

 

The Scottish Branch’s winter seminar and AGM will take place at Crathes Castle, on Saturday 3rd February 2024.

 

Managed by the National Trust for Scotland, Crathes Castle is a stunning 16th century castle set in glorious gardens that are home to impressive policy woodland, walled garden, nature trails and iconic yew hedges.

 

We hope you can meet up with us the evening before (Friday 2nd February) for a social gathering, to be held at the nearby ‘Banchory Lodge’.

 

Social Event Friday 2nd February 2024

 

Venue: Banchory Lodge Hotel, Dee Street, Banchory AB31 5HS.

 

Tel: 01330 822625

 

Meal and drinks at the hotel, meeting from 6:30pm. Restaurant from 7:30pm.

 

Please book your room and dinner reservations directly with the hotel, and quote ‘Arboricultural Association’ for discounted room rates.

 

There is no requirement to book attendance at the evening event but please let our secretary (Struan Dalgleish) know if you plan to come along. Contact: struan@sdarbor.com

 
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The Arboricultural Association Ireland Branch presents

 

3 events

 

CAVAT in Practice

 

with Chris Neilan

 

Wednesday 1st November
9:30am to 4:00pm

National Botanic Gardens, Dublin D09 VY63

 

Cost:
Members: €175 per person
Non-members: €230 per person

 
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Making a Difference - Giving Trees Value

 

with Chris Neilan

 

Thursday 2nd November
9:30am to 1:30pm

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Ashtown Castle, Dublin D08 Y304

 

Cost:
Members: €60 per person
Non-members: €90 per person

 
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CAVAT in Practice

 

with Chris Neilan

 
 
CAVAT in Practice
 

Friday 3rd November
9:30am to 4:00pm

Belfast Castle, Antrim Road, Belfast BT15 5GR

 

Cost:
Members: £150 per person
Non-members: £200 per person

 
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The Irish Branch are welcoming Chris Neilan to present a CAVAT in Practice training day in Dublin and Belfast. A half day presentation will also be held to introduce CAVAT and tree valuation to a wider audience.

 

1st and 3rd November - ‘CAVAT in Practice’ is a full training day with Chris Neilan. The course is aimed at public and private professionals working in the industry. It will introduce participants to tree valuation and provide a detailed introduction to CAVAT with a practical session on site. The aim of the day will be to provide participants with the knowledge and understanding of being able to value trees using the CAVAT system.

 

2nd November – ‘Making a Difference - Giving Trees Value’ is a half day seminar which will include a presentation on Tree Valuation Systems and an outdoor valuation session. This seminar is aimed at every level, from tree enthusiasts to professions. It will discuss why is it useful to be able to put a monetary value on trees in public places? What changes if trees can be counted as assets? and Who benefits?

 

The workshops will be presented by Rob Gibbs and Matt Follett, both experts in their field with experience from around the world. It will be a highly interactive environment where delegates can contribute their expertise, personal experience and have the opportunity to bring forward ideas for investigation.

 

 

About Chris Neilan

 

Chris is an educator and arboriculturist, who invented and developed CAVAT as a means to value and manage trees as public assets. His career encompassed tree surgery, tree planting, tree management and tree and landscape planning. He also developed the practice of using soft power to protect trees.

 

He holds a Master’s degree from the University of Cambridge, a PGCE, the (as was) National Diploma in Arboriculture and is a Chartered Arboriculturist. He now lives in West Wales.

 

 

Booking for Dublin Events

 
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Download Booking Form 2nd November >
 

 

Booking for Belfast Event

 
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Basic Tree Inspection
 

Basic Tree Inspection

 

Tuesday 5th December 2023
Nantwich

 

A one-day Lantra Awards accredited course for those who want to obtain the skills and knowledge that will enable them to recognise basic hazards and report onwards.

 

If you are looking to take your first step in Arboricultural training, this is the ideal course for you.

 
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Roots - A Field Guide for Identification

 

Authors: Kristin Moldestad and Olve Lundetræ

 
Roots - A Field Guide for Identification
 

A groundbreaking new field guide. Available in English for the first time.

 

What do roots look like? Is it possible to find out in the field which tree species a root belongs to? The appearance of tree roots has barely been studied, but by increasing our knowledge and understanding, we can ensure that more trees are preserved. This book gives a unique insight into what the roots of different trees look like, exploring a hitherto little-described underground world.

 
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Conference On-Demand Coming Soon

 

Conference makes successful return to Warwick with new format

 
Conference makes successful return to Warwick with new format
 

Over 400 arboricultural professionals enjoyed 2 days of thought provoking talks and workshop sessions with an eclectic mix of expert speakers on hand, followed by a captivating tour of the stunning Coombe Abbey treescape. Thank you to all our incredible speakers, exhibitors and the many delegates who made it one of the most enjoyable and successful conferences in recent memory! We'll be posting more highlights and making on-demand access available over the coming weeks.

 

 
 

Group Courses Available

 
Group Courses Available
 

If you’re looking to book a course for multiple team members, we can run a group course for you. Running group training in this way has become increasingly popular with organisations able to choose to have a range of courses delivered in-person at the work site, or via virtual courses on Zoom.

 

See the full list and enquire here:

 
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Going to an event?
 

Going to an event?

 

Arboricultural Resources Available

 

Are you attending an event, like a schools talk, careers fair or exhibition? If you want to help spread the word about arboriculture and tree care, you can now request free educational or promotional materials from our resources page.

 
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eBooks
 
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Webinar Catch-up
 

Webinar Catch-up

 
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What is a tree? Conference: On-Demand Access Available to Buy
 

What is a tree? Conference:

On-Demand Access
Available to Buy

 
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WORLD FUNGI DAY On-Demand Access – Now Available
 

World Fungi Day 2022

 

On-Demand Access Available

 
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Bats & Trees On Demand
 

Bats & Trees On Demand

Now available On-Demand

 

Bats & Trees aims to help you improve the quality of surveys undertaken, which in turn will improve the conservation of tree-roosting bat species; while also improving the safety of those involved with trees surveys for bats.

 

Featuring over 6 hours of CPD from this must-see cross over event, perfect for arborists, ecologists and anyone with an interest in the subject.

 
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