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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 www.trees.org.uk/frans-vera 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.
With Christiana Payne (Professor of History of Art, Oxford Brookes University) and Reg Harris (Director, Urban Forestry, Bury St. Edmonds).
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 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.
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.
The interactive panel discussion show featuring industry experts giving their views on some of the big topics affecting arboriculture and giving you the chance to have your questions answered live!
Monday 4th May 2020 – with Nicola Spence, Tony Kirkham MBE and Jeremy Barrell.
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Tree Health Week kicked off with a focus on trees and fungi. Lynne Boddy discussed the complex relationships between fungi and trees, followed by Chris Wright and David Humphries, who delivered a presentation related to their upcoming publication 'Fungi on Trees: A photographic reference.'
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The second day of Tree Health Week gave us a chance to hear from two experts in their field. Mike Raupp, Professor of Entymology at the University of Maryland and regular international conference speaker. Then Katherine O'Donnell, Head of Seed Conservation and Plant Health at Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI). Katherine is coordinator of the Global Seed Conservation Challenge and the International Plant Sentinel Network.
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The first webinar in our autumn series looked at the growing support for trees and their many benefits, and how projects like the Charter for Trees Woods and People can harness it to make change and inspire others.
In this series our Technical Director, John Parker, introduces some of his favourite presentations from the Arboricultural Association Conference video archives.
Fascinating series of interviews with experts from a range of fields.
The Arboricultural Association hosted a free live webinar for the Stonehouse History Group. Technical Director John Parker delivered a presentation about the trees of Stonehouse, looking at the history of the town through trees and focusing on some of the best specimens in the area.
The Association is pleased to be able to work with a local community group in this way and to fully include Stonehouse and the surrounding areas in the global tree community which has developed around the recent webinar series. You can learn more about the Stonehouse History group here: stonehousehistorygroup.org.uk
This series of lectures – with Q&A and discussion – will lay out the framework for an ecosystem approach to urban forest management planning and implementation. The framework can be used in any city, state or country.
The management and conservation of the urban forest is primarily a social endeavor. The practice of urban forestry is rooted in ecological science. This three-part webinar series will examine how integrated social and bio-physical science is being used during development of strategic urban forest management plans and public policy to sustainably support multiple and diverse outcomes. This ecological approach will be illustrated with practical step by step examples drawn from work with the City Tampa Florida and the Dept. of Conservation which manages a 32,000-hectare natural area system of rare, threatened and endangered habitats within the Tampa, Florida Metropolitan region.
A free webinar presented by the University of Florida IFAS Extension and co-hosted by the Arboricultural Association
Thanks to the Urban Tree Festival .
Season One of the interactive panel discussion show featuring industry experts giving their views on some of the big topics affecting arboriculture and giving you the chance to have your questions answered live!