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Cabling and Bracing Systems – According to the European Arboricultural Standard Workshop Schedule

Author:  Arboricultural Association
Last Updated:  08/07/2024
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Ireland Branch presents

Cabling and Bracing Systems

According to the European Arboricultural Standard Workshop Schedule

with Jaroslav Kolařík and Martin Kott

Oldbridge House, Drogheda, Co. Meath, A92 CY68

Friday 9th August
9:30am to 5:00pm

The Ireland Branch is hosting a one-day workshop on cabling and bracing systems with Jaroslav Kolařík and Martin Kott at the beautiful Oldbridge House, Co. Meath. The event will introduce delegates to the European Arboricultural Standard on this subject and provide practical demonstrations on the installation of dynamic and static bracing systems.


09:30-09:45 Opening Remarks and Introduction
Welcome by the Workshop Coordinator
Overview of the Day’s Schedule
Introduction to the European Arboricultural Standard

09:45–11:00 Theory of Cabling and Bracing of Trees
Fundamentals and Objectives of Cabling and Bracing
Benefits and Risks of Tree Crown Stabilisation Systems
Differences Between Dynamic and Static Systems

11:00–11:30 Coffee/Tea Break

11:30–12:45 Development and Use of European Arboricultural Standards
Installation of Stabilisation Systems According to the Standards
Review of Contemporarily Used Systems
Examination of Provided Samples
Group Discussion and Q&A

12:45-13:30 Lunch Break

13:30–15:00 Outdoor Session: Installation of Dynamic Systems
Live Demonstration of Dynamic Cabling Systems
Discussion with Participants
Assessment and Adjustment Techniques

15:00–15:15 Refreshment Break

15:15–16:30 Outdoor Session: Installation of Static Systems & Rope-and-Slat Systems
Presentation and Demonstration of Static Cabling and Bracing Systems
Introduction to the Rope-and-Slat System
Participant Practice Session
Open Discussion on Techniques, Challenges, and Solutions

16:30–17:00 Closing Session
Recap of Key Learnings
Feedback and Experience Sharing
Closing Remarks and Thanks


The event is open to both members and non-members.

Refreshments and lunch:

Morning tea or coffee only.

Lunch not included.

Please bring your own lunch and other refreshments.

There is also an on-site café.


Members €185

Non-members €245


Oldbridge House, Drogheda, Co. Meath, A92 CY68

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Speaker information

Jaroslav Kolařík

Ing. Jaroslav Kolařík, Ph.D.

CEO of Safe Trees, s.r.o.

Arboricultural Academy, Branch of the Czech Union for Nature Conservation Ph.D. in Arboriculture from Mendel University, Brno, Czech Republic.

Over 33 years of professional practice in the field of arboriculture.


  • “Výsadba stromů” (Tree Planting), 2017
  • “Řez stromů” (Tree Pruning), 2018
  • “Péče o dřeviny rostoucí mimo les I & II” (Methodology “Practical tree care” & “Consultancy in arboriculture”), 2004 & 2009
  • Development Coordinator for Czech Arboricultural Standards (12 issues, 2012-2016) and European Arboricultural Standards (6 issues, 2020-2025).

Work Experience:

  • Arboricultural Academy, Kolín
  • Czech Agriculture University, Prague
  • Mendel University, Brno
  • Institute of Lifelong Learning (MENDELU), Brno
  • Expert witness in tree stability, tree valuation, and assessment using both visual and instrumental methods.

International Projects:

  • VETcert – Veteran Tree Certification, 2017-2019
  • (Czech Republic deputee/partner, www.vetcert.eu)
  • European Arboricultural Standards Erasmus+ project TeST, 2020-2022 (www.europeanarboriculturalstandards.eu)
  • LIFE TreeCheck, 2018-2022 (Coordinator of software and methodology development, www.lifetreecheck.eu)
  • VetExt – Veteran Tree Experience Exchange, 2021-present (Norwegian Funds project, www.starestromy.cz)
  • European Arboricultural Standards Erasmus+ project eCOST, 2021-present (European Consulting Standards in Tree Work)
Martin Kott

Martin Kott

CEO of Czech Union for Nature Conservation, Tree Rescue Company

About the Organization:

The Tree Rescue Company, focuses on organizing educational events primarily in the field of arboriculture. The foundation of their work is the Tree Rescue Competition, an innovative tree-climbing competition aimed at rescuing an injured tree climber from the crown of a tree. The positive reception of this pilot project led to the development of the organization with a broader scope, aiming to enhance safety, risk prevention, education, and expertise within the arboriculture field.

Professional Background:

Martin has been actively involved in arboriculture since 2010, dedicating himself to comprehensive tree care of amenity trees. Over the years, he has treated hundreds of trees in private gardens, parks, and along roadsides. Known for his deep commitment to the arboriculture scene, Martin has been connecting the community through the Tree Rescue Competition and various arborist meet-ups for over a decade. His efforts have earned him widespread admiration and respect.

Additional Ventures:

Martin is developing his own family farm, where he raises horses for work in the forest. Bridging these two worlds has become Martin’s specialty. His lecture “The Use of Horses in Arboriculture” was one of the most attended sessions at the regular industry meeting, ArboChat, last year.

Personal Qualities:

Martin is celebrated for his remarkable ability to unite the arboriculture community, fostering a spirit of collaboration, competitiveness, and collective joy. His initiative in creating the Tree Rescue Competition reflects his innovative approach to education and safety in arboriculture, simulating the stress and quick decision-making required in tree rescue scenarios with a race format. This unique method provides invaluable, realistic practice in a highly stressful and time-sensitive activity, contributing significantly to the field’s development and the community’s cohesion.

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