Directory of UK Arboricultural education and training providers
Arboricultural Education This directory provides contact details for educational establishments and
independent providers, intended for the use of persons considering a career working with amenity trees and
shrubs, or those individuals who wish to further their knowledge a...
Tree Species Selection for Green Infrastructure: A Guide for Specifiers
Author: Tree and
Design Action Group How can we improve species selection so that we can provide our towns and
cities with diverse and
resilient palette of trees
that are capable of thriving in challenging urban environments? This guide offers for the first time in the ...
So what actions can contractors take to ensure compliance to the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981?
A few things that contractors should consider putting in place: Tool box talk in regards to nesting birds: what to look for and
what to do if there is nesting activity within the trees
or vegetation being worked on. Record on all pre-works wildlife assessments e.g. ‘no nest...
Choose your Tree Surgeon?
Choosing your Tree Surgeon (Arborist) GOOD CLIMBING PRACTICE BAD CLIMBING PRACTICE If tree work is not done properly it could lead to: INJURY to people * DAMAGE to property * SERIOUS HARM to your trees
that have taken many years to grow… ...
How do I select the right Tree Surgeon?
1 When making an appointment with an ARB Approved Contractor clients should advise the contractor whether advice on trees
is required, or if a specification for works already exists against which the contractor’s quotation is sought 2 Clients are advised to obtain mor...
Biosecurity Awareness Video Series
Following the success of our 2017 Conference, ‘ Biosecurity: Protect & Survive ’, where His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales provided the opening address, the Association is releasing a series of videos featuring prominent figures highlighting the importance of various as...
Help for arborists
Help for Arborists is a library of generic and
arb-specific guidance resources available for members to download and
use. <!-- The Arborists’ Working Group The Arborists’ Working Group (AWG) is here to help arborists. Whether you are an individual arborist, a small com...
What should I do if tree roots cause cracks in my driveway or drains and does it mean that my house
Tree roots typically grow close to the surface, and
it is not uncommon for them to develop on the underside of hard surfaces such as driveways, which can lead to cracks developing through physical pressure. This damage is frequently superficial, and
there is a range of option...
Why should I use an ARB Approved Contractor?
Contractors listed in our directory listing have submitted their businesses and
their tree work to the Arboricultural Association for assessment and
have been found competent to provide arboricultural contracting services to clients. The Arboricultural Association’s assessme...
A brief guide to tree work terminology and definitions
WHAT’S IN A WORD? Tree pruning may be necessary to maintain a tree in a safe condition, to remove dead branches, to promote growth, to regulate size and
shape or to improve the quality of flowers, fruit or timber. Improper pruning can lead to trees
becoming unsightly, dise...