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Much that is special to us about trees lies where science, culture and folklore meet. From their sofa, Tracy Chevalier and Jonathan Drori explore the world of trees together through their different lenses and read a little from their work. How does a novelist capture trees’ essence and use them as observers and characters in her stories? And how can non-fiction create a meaningful emotional, as well as intellectual link to these amazing organisms? Our relationships with trees range from sacred to profane, and from practical to downright bizarre. But what can their secret lives tell us about the wider world and our place in it?
Tracy Chevalier is the author of six previous novels, including the international bestseller Girl with a Pearl Earring, The Virgin Blue, Falling Angels, The Lady and the Unicorn, Burning Bright and Remarkable Creatures. Born in Washington, DC, she moved in 1984 to London, where she lives with her husband Jonathan Drori. Tracy’s second novel, Girl with a Pearl Earring, was adapted as a 2003 film starring Scarlett Johansson and Colin Firth.
Jonathan Drori is a Trustee of The Woodland Trust and The Eden Project, an Ambassador for the WWF and was for nine years a Trustee of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Jonathan is also the author of the book ‘Around the World in 80 Trees’. He is a Fellow of the Linnean Society and the Zoological Society of London, and a Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology. In 2006 he was made CBE.
Ever wonder if the bowline really is the best attachment knot or if you are even tying it correctly?
Want to try the superior distel knot, but find it easier to just tie a prussic?
Want to know which stopper really will stay in no matter what?
If you want the answer to these questions, and many more, this is the online event for you.
Sign-up and we will show you how it is done. Have a couple of lengths of rope and cordage at hand, and you can practice in the comfort of your own home.
Just let us know the knot(s) you would most like covering when registering for the event and we will try to get through them all.
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.
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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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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.
A free webinar presented by the University of Florida IFAS Extension and co-hosted by the Arboricultural Association
A free webinar taken from the first Fungi Symposium Event by the Arboricultural Association. The rest of the symposium is now available On Demand to access exclusively until October.
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
Post-event webinar recordings are available exclusively to Arboricultural Association members, so don’t miss out!
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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In this series our Technical Director, John Parker, introduces some of his favourite presentations from the Arboricultural Association Conference video archives.
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!
Thanks to the Urban Tree Festival .