8,000 Tree Pest & Disease Identification Posters distributed through the ARB Magazine and events.
Arboricultural Association Membership reaches over 3,000 for the first time in its history.
4 members cycle to the Houses of Parliament to deliver the official release of the AA’s Guidance Note 2: Application of Biosecurity in Arboriculture.
A new marketing apprentice and dedicated social media resource joins the AA. Jack Hutchings has transformed our social media presence, increasing followers from 22,000 to 36,000.
Social media growth goes from strength to strength, building awareness.
To help reinforce the efforts of the Women in Arboriculture Working Group a new web portal and forum is launched.
This year saw the Association working closer with DEFRA on plant health in the UK.
We welcomed 2 new Chartered Environmentalists (CEnv) to our growing list of professionals who have taken up the ‘Get Chartered’ call.
New Intermediate Tree Inspection training course launched, bridging the gap between Basic Tree Inspection and Professional Tree Inspection courses.
A new training course aimed at Team Leaders is launched.
All-Party Parliamentary Gardening and Horticulture Group: work ongoing; parliamentary event at RHS Hampton Court event.
ARB Show 2019 attracts almost 6,000 visitors to celebrate all things arboriculture.
AA appoints new Senior Technical Officer – John Parker joins us from Transport for London and the LTOA to strengthen our representation of amenity arboriculture.
Over 100 climbers take part in tree climbing competitions run by Association volunteers.
VETcert is finalised and trialled ready for launch in 2020.
A new course aimed at tree novices and those with an interest in trees, called Trees for Beginners, has a public-focussed launch.
We launched our very first webinar on Social Media for Arb Businesses lead by industry expert Luan Wise.
September saw a record-breaking Amenity Conference at the University of Exeter with over 430 delegates in attendance.
Over 100 arb businesses contributed to an Industry Skills Shortage Survey in Spring 2019; findings are now published, highlighing that arboriculture is facing a skills shortage.
New publications added to our book shop, including the Haynes Owners’ Workshop Manual for Trees.
We attended more public-facing events, including Sheffield’s Folk Forest Festival, RHS Wisley’s career day, along with the Big Bang STEM event in the South East.
Working with, supporting and growing our branch network, delivering more branch events than ever before.
We have responded to various government consultation requests on behalf of our members.
The AA provided 2 successful free Student Arboriculture Conferences – thanks go to our our 2 hosts, Capel Manor College and Myerscough College, and our sponsors without whom these events would not be possible.
Development of Ash Dieback Guidance in association with Forest Research, DEFRA and others.
Website page views increase by 20% – surpassing the final 2018 figure by early October.
Senior Technical Officer Simon Richmond invited to speak at the Italian Arboricultural Society (SIA)’s annual Conference in Bologna.