Amenity Conference

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Postponed until 2021

The 54th Amenity Conference 2020

The 54th AA National Amenity Conference

Returns to Exeter in 2020

TREES & SOCIETY

University of Exeter, 6–9 September 2020

The Arboricultural Association’s 54th conference is beginning to take shape with ‘Trees & Society’ generating widespread interest from within the industry and beyond.

Public awareness of trees and their benefits is increasing with each day and they are now higher on the political agenda than ever before. ‘Trees and Society’ comes at an important time in the history of our industry and represents a fantastic opportunity to define the critical role of arboriculture in managing and shaping the future treescape.

Trees & Society will shed light about many important questions on the significant role trees, and our industry, can play in the coming years. They include:

  • Are we properly considering those benefits of trees which are impossible to quantify?
  • Are the benefits of trees equally distributed across society?
  • What role can trees play in education, healthcare and community cohesion?
  • Why are trees important to people?
  • And how can we apply these ideas to our day-to-day work?

The timetable of speakers and topics is expected to become available towards the end of April, so be sure to come back to this page to be kept informed.

Delegate booking will open in May.

Main Themes and Topics

Health and Wellbeing

  • Physical health
  • Mental wellbeing
  • Trees in the health sector
  • Green prescriptions
  • Trees for healing and exercise

The Social Benefits of Trees

  • Social cohesion
  • Crime reduction
  • Community engagement
  • Trees in education
  • The spiritual value of trees

Trees and People

  • Public perception of trees
  • Trees, politics and protest
  • Trees, conflict and conflict resolution
  • Trees in social history and mythology
  • The importance of ancient trees

Equality and the Urban Forest

  • Green inequity
  • Green gentrification
  • Diversity in arboriculture
  • Trees and social justice
  • Governance and policy

Innovation in Arboriculture

  • New techniques
  • New ideas
  • New research
  • New perspectives
  • New voices

Delegate booking is currently closed, but keep an eye on this page, further details for the 2020 Conference will become available very soon.