To support the work of the Association we have three Committees made up of members from across the different working areas. With a wide range of expertise, experience and knowledge these Committees drive through projects to further the strategic aims of the Association
Professional Committee – their remit
- The professional status of the AA.
- Oversight of our accreditation schemes- Registered Consultants and ARB Approved Contractors
- To ensure we adhere to best Arboricultural practice: legislation, codes of practice, etc.
- To review service provision to practising members.
Media and Communications Committee – their remit
- To ensure that the way and means by which we communicate with other is as good as it’s possible to be
- We review Publicity policy and strategy.
- Input to Arboricultural Association publications: Journal, the ARB Magazine, guidance notes and leaflets
- Input to:
- Promotional literature (e.g. membership recruitment literature).
- The annual amenity conference.
- The ARB Show.
- The Association’s website.
Education and Training Committee – their remit
- To review, advise and influence Arboricultural education, training and research.
- Input to the development of a programme of events: workshops, seminars etc.
- The award of the Arboricultural Association research grants.
- To influence the syllabus and standards of professional examinations.
- Setting and monitoring standards of Continuing Professional
- Careers and apprenticeships
Additional Work streams reporting into Professional Committee
- Utility – Chair Andrew Gardner
- Arborists – Chair Simon Putt
- Consultancy – Chair Nick Bolton
- Women in Arboriculture – Michelle Ryan