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The Arboricultural Association is committed to developing accessible, low cost online learning for all sections of the arboriculture industry and beyond.

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Arb Book Club

Arb Book Club – NEW

Wednesday 2 December, 6pm (UK)

Session 1: The dynamic European forest

Please join us for the first ever Arb Book Club! On December 2nd at 6pm the Arboricultural Association webinar will be all about Frans Vera’s paper The dynamic European forest. The paper is available free to download on our website at and if you have time we would encourage you to read it before the webinar starts (although that won’t be essential!).

We will be joined by an expert panel – details to be confirmed soon – who will talk about this important paper and explain what it means to them.

After the opening presentations the direction of conversation will be up to you, the audience, because everyone watching will have the opportunity not only to contribute to the discussion through the chat, but to join the panel on screen to share their thoughts in their own words. We’ll be offering a platform to as many people as possible and hope you will be able to join in with what promises to be an enjoyable and interesting experience.

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Trees in art

Trees in art

Wednesday 25 November, 6pm (UK)

With Christiana Payne (Professor of History of Art, Oxford Brookes University) and Reg Harris (Director, Urban Forestry, Bury St. Edmonds).

Christiana Payne

Christiana Payne
Professor of History of Art, Oxford Brookes University

Trees in British Art, from Paul Sandby to Paul Nash

Christiana Payne is Professor Emerita of History of Art at Oxford Brookes University. Her publications include Where the Sea meets the Land: Artists on the Coast in Nineteenth-Century Britain (Sansom and Company, 2007) and Silent Witnesses: Trees in British Art, 1760-1870 (Sansom and Company, 2017). In 2017-8 she curated an exhibition at the Higgins, Bedford, entitled A Walk in the Woods: A Celebration of Trees in British Art.

Reg Harris

Reg Harris
Director, Urban Forestry, Bury St. Edmonds

A postcard from the Major

Reg Harris runs an Arb AC company based in Suffolk, called Urban Forestry (Bury St Edmunds) Ltd. He has been an arborist for over 30 years, and for the last 20 years has specialised in veteran tree work, working at several well-known sites, including Hatfield Forest, Sherwood Forest, Aspal Close, Ashtead Common, and Ickworth Park. He also works part time for the AA as a lead assessor for the approved contractor scheme.

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LIVE Online Course – Tree Pests, Diseases and Disorders
LIVE Online Courses

Tree Pests, Diseases and Disorders

This hands on course is ideal for tree work contractors and others who need to identify and diagnose tree pests, diseases and disorders as part of their regular work.




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Course Fees
Category Exc. Vat Inc. Vat
Non-Member £ 195.83 £ 235.00
Member £ 154.17 £ 185.00