Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Arboricultural Association.

Share this story

Topics

#ARBatwork #ArbMatters #PledgeLessPlastic & 12 Faces of Arb 1987 storm 2 Rope 2018 3ATC 3ATC UK Open 50th annual AA AA award AA Awards Aboricultural Association Accident accreditation advice AFL aftercare AGM Agrilus Biguttatus aid air quality Alert Alex Kirkley All Party Parliamentary Group on Horticulture amenity Amenity Conference Anatomy Ancient Tree Forum Annual Awards APF APF 2020 app APPGHG apprentice apprenticeship Apprenticeships Approved Approved Contractor Approved Contractors ARB ARB Approved Contractor ARB Approved Contractors ARB at work ARB Magazine ARB Show arb training ArbAC ARBatwork ArbCamp Arbor Day Arboricultural Association Arboriculture arborists Arbsafe Ash Ash Archive ash dieback Asian Hornet Assessments atf ATO Australia Autumn Review award Awards Barcham Trees Bark Beetle Bartlett Bartlett Tree Experts bats beetle beyond ism Bill Matthews biochar biodiversity biomechanical biosecurity branch Branches brand Brexit bs5837 bursary business Call for Abrstacts Call for papers Campout Canker stain of plane carbon career Cavanagh CCS Cellular Confinement Systems CEnv Ceratocystis Ceratocystis platani chainsaw chalara charity Charles charter Charter for Trees Chartered Environmentalist chelsea Chelsea Flower Show Claus Mattheck climate climate change climber climbing Cofor Colleges committees competition competiton conference Confor conifers conservation Consultant consultation Contractor Contractors Cornwall Cornwall Branch Coronavirus Coroner Council Countryside Stewardship Course for beginners COVID-19 CPD cross industry news Crown & Canopy Cryphonectria parasitica Cumbria DART Date for your diary deadwood death debate defra Design Devon disease document donate dothistroma downloads draft EAC East Anglia ecology Economic Report economy Ecotricity education EFUF Election elections Electricity Elm yellows England English Elm environment environmental EPF equipment Europe European Arboricultural Council European Forum on Urban Forestry European Wood Pastures Event exeter Exhibitors Fall from Height Fatal Fatality felling Fellow Fellow Members Fera Field Trip Finance Fine firewood First Aid flood flooding Forest Research forestry Forestry Commission forests freelancers FSC Fund4Trees funding fundraiser fungal fungi Future Flora Futurebuild gardening GDPR Geocells Gold Medal Gov.uk government grant grants Green Brexit Green Infrastructure Green Infratructure Guarantee guidance Guidance Note 2 guides Hazard Tree Health Helliwell Help Henry Kuppen History HMRC HOMED Honey Brothers honours Horse Chestnut HortAid horticulture horticulturists HortWeek housing HRH HRH Prince Charles HS2 HSE HTA ICF ICoP identification Immigration import industry Industry Code of Practice industry skills Infographic InfraGreen Inspiration Insurance Intermediate Tree Inspection International Urban Forestry Congress International Year of Plant Health Investigating Tree Archaeology Conference Ips typographus Irma irrigation ISA iso i-Tree IUFC Job job opportunity judgement JustGiving Karabiner Kew land-based Landsaping Landscape Institute Landscape Show landscaping Lantra law Leaf Minor Lectures legal legislation Letters Liability licence London longevity LTOA Magazine manifesto maple Mayor of London MBE Melbourne Member Benefit Membership mentor Midlands moth' motion Myerscough NASA National Geographic National Tree Safety Group National Tree Week NATO Netherlands New Year’s Honours News NHS nominations Northern Northumberland Notice notification NTIS NTOA NTOC NTSG Nurseries oak 'oak Oak Processionary Moth Oak-boring Beetle obituary Observatree occupation opm Padua Papua parks parliament Perennial Pests & Diseases Pests and Diseases petition photo Phytophthora planning Planning Law Plant Health planting Pledge Plumpton College policy poll Poster Power PPE Preston Twins Prince Charles Prince of Wales processionary Product Recall Professional Members prosecution Protect and Survive protected tree protection Qualifications Quotatis ramorum RC Reg Harris Registered Registered Consultant Registered Consultants Rememberance Day renewal Report Rescue research Research grant Resilience response results retrenchment review RFS rhs RHS Chelsea Flower Show Ride for Research Ride4Research rigging Rodney Helliwell rogue tree surgeons RSFS Safe Working Practice Safety Safety Bulletin Saftey Scotland Scotland Branch Scottish Branch SDG Accord security seminars Share Sheffield Show Sierra Leone Site Guidance skills skills survey SocEnv soil soils South East South West SRWP staff Standards statement Stationary Rope statutory STIHL strategy student Student Conference Study Trip Sub-contractors survey Sustainable Soils Alliance Sweet Chestnut sweet chestnut blight T Levels Tatarian maple TDAG technical guide Technical Guides Technical Officers Technical Team Technician Members Technology Ted Green tender Thames & Chiltern The Arboricultural Association The Woodland Trust Thinking Arbs Thinking Arbs Day Timbersports Tony Kirkham Tools top-handled chainsaws,Elcoat, TPBE4 TPO Trading Standards trailblazer training transport Tree Tree Champion Tree Council Tree Fayre Tree Health Tree Inspection tree loss tree management Tree of the year Tree Officer Tree officers Tree Planting Tree Protection tree register tree species Tree Supply Tree Surgeon Tree Surgeons Tree Week Tree Work at Height Tree Workers Zone Treeconomics tree-felling TreeRadar trees trees' Trees & Society Trees, People and the Built Environment trust' trustee Trustees TrustMark Two Rope two-rope UAG Uitlity UK favourite ukas UKWAS urban urban forest Urban Forestry Urban Tree Challenge Fund Urban Tree Cover Urban Tree World Cup urban trees Utility Arboriculture Group UTWC vacancy VETcert veteran trees video Videos volunteer VTA WAC Wales Warning Watering watering solutions Webinar webinars website Western Westonbirt Wharton WIA Witley Women Women in Arb women in arboriculture woodland Woodland Carbon Code Woodland Carbon Guarantee woodland trust woods Workshops World Environment Day Xylella young young arborists Young People’s Breakfast Event zoo

Arboricultural Association COVID-19 Update

Author:  Arboricultural Association
  17/03/2020
Last Updated:  17/03/2020

Activity – to and including 30th April 2020

Arboricultural Association Contact List

As you would expect, the Arboricultural Association has been closely monitoring developments in relation to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.

In the current circumstances people’s health and wellbeing is our key concern, and we are taking proactive actions to reduce risk to members, volunteers, staff, partners or visitors, while continuing our normal service in so far as is practically possible. We will continue to monitor the situation and will issue updates to individual and organisational members as appropriate. The situation changes quickly so please watch out for regular updates on the AA website and via social media channels.

Over the recent years the association has deliberately developed its technology, data storage and communication systems to support remote working as appropriate to our business needs; this is an integral part of our risk management strategy.

We wish to provide notice that we will be taking the following actions and putting the following measures in place:

As of Wednesday 18th March – covering the period to 30th April 2020 (This policy will be reviewed again at the end of April).

  • Training and Events: From Monday 23rd March - All Arboricultural Association branch and training events will either be cancelled or postponed; refunds will be offered to delegates.
  • Women in Arboriculture Networking Day (RBG Kew - 26th March) and The Tree Health Day (Cirencester – 31st March) will be postponed until later in the year.
  • Arb Show 2020: We have decided that we will cancel the event for 2020; we will be contacting all exhibitors shortly; full refunds will be processed in due course.
  • Committee and Working Group meetings: All Association scheduled committee and working group meetings will be postponed until further notice; they will be rescheduled at future dates.
  • Accreditations schemes and assessments: All accreditation scheme assessment or reassessment activity from Monday 23rd March until 30th April will be postponed to a later date.

Arboricultural Association head office staff -

  • All staff will be working remotely from Wednesday 18th March pending review at the beginning and end of April.
  • With the technology we have in place we anticipate that you should not notice any significant difference, and phone calls and emails should be answered as normal.
  • Email is the preferred method of contact – a full list of contacts can be found here
  • Phoning the office; please listen to the various telephone options should you require to contact a staff member.
  • No Association staff overseas business travel will be permitted during this period.
  • We envisage no circumstances where staff will need to travel to attend meetings during this period.
  • We will be using tele and video conferencing to provide AA representation at all future meetings until further notice.

These are very difficult and uncertain times for everyone; we would ask for a little patience and understanding as we adapt to the set of circumstances we now face.

If you have any queries, please contact AA HQ ideally via email, failing this by telephone.

We will regularly update social media channels and will keep you informed of further developments via email.

Best wishes; Please everyone Stay safe!

Stewart Wardrop

Chief Executive Officer


Where to find the latest information:

Government Updates on COVID-19: www.gov.uk/coronavirus