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The Arboricultural Association Student Book Prize

Author:  Arboricultural Association
Last Updated:  25/11/2020

Thanks to a generous anonymous donation, we are pleased to launch a new prize aimed at celebrating careers in arboriculture. The two winning student members will receive 3 of the top publications from the Arboricultural Association book shop.

If you are a student, but not a member you can sign up for free here.

How to enter:

There are 2 ways of entering the competition.

We are looking to hear either:

1) why you chose arboriculture as a career,

2) or) about any interesting subject of your choice.

One will be awarded to the best written submission (maximum 500 words) and the other for the best video (maximum 3 minutes long).

Submit your entry via email to john@trees.org.uk with the email heading BOOK PRIZE and make sure you include your name, course details (subject, full/part time) and where you are studying. If English is not your first language, then do the best you can!

Please note that this competition is only open to Student members of the Association – if you are not a Student Member then don’t worry, it is free to sign up! Check out trees.org.uk/membership for details.

Article Entries

  • Write an article up to 500 words on why you chose arboriculture as your profession OR an interesting subject of your choice.
  • Article must include your: Name, Age, Full or Part Time , Course level/title and country.

Video Entries

  • Submit a video up to 3 minutes long on an arb related subject of your choice. This can be filmed<./li>
  • Send your video entry files in via WeTransfer to john@trees.org.uk, alternatively, you can send Dropbox or GoogleDrive links
  • When sending your file please include your Name, Age, Full or Part Time, Course level/title and country in the comments box.

Top Prizes
(Best article and best video)

Fungi and Trees: Their complex relationships (Pre-order) by Professor Lynne Boddy MBE

Fungi and Trees: Their complex relationships
by Professor Lynne Boddy MBE

Fungi on Trees: A photographic reference (Pre-order) by David Humphries and Christopher Wright

Fungi on Trees: A photographic reference
by David Humphries and Christopher Wright

Diagnosis of Ill Health in Trees

Diagnosis of Ill Health in Trees
by R.G. Strouts and T.G. Winter

Runner-up Prizes
(2nd place article and video)

Winners of the article competition receive:

Diagnosis of Ill Health in Trees

Diagnosis of Ill Health in Trees
by R.G. Strouts and T.G. Winter

The prize has been donated by someone who has benefited from encouragement and support from members of the industry and realises just how important that sort of help is.

Although this could be seen as a competition, there is no right or wrong answer – it’s down to what catches the attention of the panel.

The winner of each prize will be publicised, with the article featured in the ARB Magazine and the winning video to be aired during a live webinar.