Autumn Review 2019

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    Pest & Disease Posters

    Autumn 2018

    8,000 Tree Pest & Disease Identification Posters distributed through the ARB Magazine and events.

    Pest and Disease Poster
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    Record-breaking Membership

    Autumn 2018

    Arboricultural Association Membership reaches over 3,000 for the first time in its history.

    AA Membership
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    Ride for Biosecurity

    Autumn 2018

    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.

    AA Ride for Biosecurity
  • New Membership

    New Membership
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    New Apprentice

    Winter 2019

    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.

    New Marketing Apprentice – Jack Hutchings
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    Social Awareness

    Winter 2019

    Social media growth goes from strength to strength, building awareness.

    Social Awareness goes from strength to strength
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    Supporting Women in the Industry

    Winter 2019

    To help reinforce the efforts of the Women in Arboriculture Working Group a new web portal and forum is launched.

    New Women In Arboriculture Forum
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    Plant Health

    Winter 2019

    This year saw the Association working closer with DEFRA on plant health in the UK.

  • Training Attendance

    Training Attendance
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    Getting Chartered

    Spring 2019

    We welcomed 2 new Chartered Environmentalists (CEnv) to our growing list of professionals who have taken up the ‘Get Chartered’ call.

    Chartered Environmentalist
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    New Tree Inspection Course

    Spring 2019

    New Intermediate Tree Inspection training course launched, bridging the gap between Basic Tree Inspection and Professional Tree Inspection courses.

    Intermediate Tree Inspection Course
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    New Team Leaders Course

    Spring 2019

    A new training course aimed at Team Leaders is launched.

    Team Leader in Arboriculture course
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    Representing Arboriculture

    Spring 2019

    All-Party Parliamentary Gardening and Horticulture Group: work ongoing; parliamentary event at RHS Hampton Court event.

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    The ARB Show 2019

    Spring 2019

    ARB Show 2019 attracts almost 6,000 visitors to celebrate all things arboriculture.

    ARB Show 2019
  • New Registered Consultants

    New Registered Consultants

    New ARB Approved Contractors

    New ARB Approved Contractors
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    New Senior Technical Officer

    Summer 2019

    AA appoints new Senior Technical Officer – John Parker joins us from Transport for London and the LTOA to strengthen our representation of amenity arboriculture.

    John Parker, New Senior Technical Officer
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    Tree Climbing Competitions

    Summer 2019

    Over 100 climbers take part in tree climbing competitions run by Association volunteers.

    Climbing Competitions
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    VETcert Finalised

    Summer 2019

    VETcert is finalised and trialled ready for launch in 2020.

    VETcert finalised
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    Tree Course for Novices Launched

    Summer 2019

    A new course aimed at tree novices and those with an interest in trees, called Trees for Beginners, has a public-focussed launch.

    Trees for Beginners Launched
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    A First – Online Webinar

    Summer 2019

    We launched our very first webinar on Social Media for Arb Businesses lead by industry expert Luan Wise.

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    Record-breaking Conference

    Summer 2019

    September saw a record-breaking Amenity Conference at the University of Exeter with over 430 delegates in attendance.

    Amenity Conference 2019 – Crown & Canopy Management
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    Industry Skills Shortage Survey

    Summer 2019

    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.

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    Book Shop

    Summer 2019

    New publications added to our book shop, including the Haynes Owners’ Workshop Manual for Trees.

    Haynes Owners’ Workshop Manual for Trees
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    Increasing Our Presence

    Summer 2019

    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.

  • Branch Event Attendance

    Branch Attendance
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    Branch Activity

    Autumn 2019

    Working with, supporting and growing our branch network, delivering more branch events than ever before.

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    Consultations

    Autumn 2019

    We have responded to various government consultation requests on behalf of our members.

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    Successful Student Conferences

    Autumn 2019

    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.

    Student Arboriculture Conferences 2019
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    Ash Dieback

    Autumn 2019

    Development of Ash Dieback Guidance in association with Forest Research, DEFRA and others.

    Ash Dieback Guidance
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    Increasing Traffic

    Autumn 2019

    Website page views increase by 20% – surpassing the final 2018 figure by early October.

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    Senior Technical Officer at SIA Conference

    Autumn 2019

    Senior Technical Officer Simon Richmond invited to speak at the Italian Arboricultural Society (SIA)’s annual Conference in Bologna.

    Simon Richmond