On 15 August Wales Branch hosted an event for members in the beautiful surroundings of the National Botanic Gardens of Wales, Carmarthen. More than 35 of us were present to hear Jeremy Barrell speak about trees and risk, delivering the excellent seminar he has taken to the Association’s branches across the UK and Ireland in 2019.
In my new role as Senior Technical Officer I am keen to visit all of the AA regional branches to learn about their work and meet as many members across the country as possible. The Wales Branch event was my first stop and I was hugely impressed with what Mike Higgins and his colleagues are doing there – it is a really active branch with plenty more events planned, and it was a pleasure to be invited. In September the branch held a CAVAT workshop with Chris Neilan in Port Talbot, an Emergency First Aid at Work + Forestry course in Llanarthne and a Trees and Fungi Seminar in Swansea.
The Wales Branch also has a strong social media presence and you can follow them on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Many thanks to Mike, Jeremy and all involved in delivering a superb day in Carmarthen.
You can find out more about the events being held by all the Association’s branches at www.trees.org.uk/Training-And-Events.
This article was taken form Issue 187 Winter 2019 of the ARB Magazine, which is available to view free to members by simply logging in to the website and viewing your profile area.