Member events

Please see below for a list of forthcoming member events. For public events, please use our Near You map. The Tree Council's members can advertise their events here for free, please email members@treecouncil.org.uk to place your event online.

2014 Events

September


Date:
11 September 2014
Name of event:
Outdoor evening on Tree Health
Organisation:
Cotswold Tree Warden Group
Location:
Sapperton Village Hall
Details:
An outdoor evening on Tree Health with Ben Holding at Sapperton. We will meet at a woodland roadside venue in the Sapperton area – attendees will be notified of the site before the event. Afterwards we will relocate to Sapperton Village Hall for a round-up on the evening and light refreshments. £2 per person contribution.
Further information:
Please visit http://cotswoldtreewardengroup.wordpress.com/forthcoming-events/.

Date:
11 September 2014
Name of event:
Improving the Resilience of your Livestock Systems
Organisation:
The Woodland Trust
Location:
Harper Adams University, Shropshire
Details:
The Woodland Trust and Harper Adams University wish to invite you to a seminar on how trees can work for your farm. The current challenge for farmers is to meet the growing demand for food production whilst ensuring long-term sustainability of their farms. Trees integrated into ruminant livestock systems can provide a range of benefits; shade & shelter, water & soil management, fodder, stock management, timber and fuel all of which can contribute to meeting this challenge.
This seminar will focus on: the functional value of trees on a farm; improving resilience of the landscape and farm - The Pontbren case study; agroforestry in the livestock sector – the evidence. A range of workshops will be run including: the nutritional and medicinal value of trees in a dairy system; duchy Originals Future Farming Programme – how to run trials on your farm and share best practice; liver fluke - role of trees in whole farm protection; designing a tree planting scheme for your farm.
Further information:
Tickets: £10 per person refreshments and buffet lunch are included. Booking is essential and to reserve your place, email rsvp@woodlandtrust.org.uk or call 08452 935 603. Closing date for booking is Thursday 4 September.

Date:
14 to 17 September 2014
Name of event:
48th National Amenity Conference
Organisation:
The Arboricultural Association
Location:
Royal Holloway, University of London
Details:
The 2014 conference theme will be centered around ‘Applied Arboriculture: Healthy Trees, Healthy People’. The 2014 Amenity Conference will coincide with The Arboricultural Association’s 50th Anniversary celebrations.
Main themes: Tree Populations: Climate change and biodiversity; Managing Tree Health; Trees and Human Health; Challenging Established Practices; and Delivering Health and Well-being with Trees.
Conference Activities: Sunday field trip to Windsor Great Park; Trade exhibitors; Practical demonstrations; 50th anniversary celebration reception and dinner; Tree planting; Awards ceremony.
Booking forms will be available online shortly.
Further information:
To book your place please visit http://www.trees.org.uk/Amenity-Conference.

Date:
27 September 2014
Name of event:
Rigging Awareness Workshop
Organisation:
The Arboricultural Association
Location:
Exbury Gardens, Southampton
Details:
Following coffee and tea on arrival at 9.00am there will be a theory session to explain the history, legislation, principles and techniques for basic rigging operations. This will be followed by practical demonstrations in the afternoon. The Workshop Tutors will be Kevin Moore & Christopher Hoare Tree Services Staff.
The cost of the day is £40.00 including VAT (@20%) per person. Places are limited to 30.
Further information:
For further information and to book your place please visit http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/rigging-awareness-workshop.


October

Date: 1 October 2014
Name of event: Tree Pests, Diseases and Fungi
Organisation: Arboricultural Association
Location: Bridgwater, Somerset
Details: Presented by Guy Watson with Forestry Commission England Plant Health Team, this one-day workshop is designed to help contractors and others to improve their recognition and understanding of the insects and other vectors, diseases and other pathogens, fungi and other ecological features that naturally populate our trees and their environments. The workshop will include terminology, the principles of identification and diagnosis - symptoms, signs and indicators – which lead to accurate identification and an analysis of significance. It will also cover what to do when you are not able to identify specific organisms/ disorders, and where to get help and support.
As well as providing essential CPD for those who are regularly carrying out tree work pricing and offering general advice to clients on site and those who attended the Road Show event, the course will also be useful for anyone involved in any aspect of tree work.
The duration of the course is from 9:00 to 16:30 approximately. The cost of the day is £126 to members and £201.60 to non-members.
Further information: Please visit http://www.trees.org.uk/training-events/Training/Tree-Pests-Diseases-and-Fungi

Date:
15 October 2014
Name of event:
Basic Tree Survey & Inspection
Organisation:
Arboricultural Association
Location:
Bristol
Details:
The course objectives are to enable its participants to: state the legal and safety implications of hazardous trees; maintain your own health and safety while carrying out Basic Tree Survey and Inspection; recognize hazardous trees; determine level of risk; decide on an appropriate course of action; collect and maintain adequate information; recognize your own limitations.
This one-day course aims to provide specific tree survey and inspection training at a basic level for contractors, highway engineers, tree wardens, grounds maintenance staff, rangers and other persons of a non-arboricultural background or with limited arboricultural knowledge, to allow them to identify obvious defects from ground level and then to report their finding to a line manager.
The duration of the course is from 9:00 to 16:30 approximately.
Please bring suitable footwear/clothing for outside inspections and indoor sessions.
The duration of the course is from 9:00 to 16:30 approximately.
The cost of the day is £126 to members and £201.60 to non-members.
Further information: Please visit http://www.trees.org.uk/training-events/Training/Basic-Tree-Survey-Inspection.


November

Date:
12 November 2014
Name of event:
Arboricultural Knowledge
Organisation:
Arboricultural Association
Location:
Seagrave, Leicestershire
Details:
The course objectives are to enable you to: describe the range of subject areas in modern arboriculture; explain the principles of tree identification, physiology and biomechanics; identify requirements for correct pruning practices; describe the range of tree decay fungi, pests and diseases; list legal requirements, including tree protection legislation; explain the environmental topics affecting arboriculture; follow up relevant topics through further training and other sources of information and advice.
The course is aimed at anyone working within the arboricultural industry that has not benefitted from formal, academic training, and suitable for those preparing for AA Approved Contractor status. Experience working within the arboricultural industry is desirable but new entrants will also benefit from this course as an introduction to the subject.
The duration of the course is from 9:00 to 16:30 approximately.
The cost of the day is £126 to members and £201.60 to non-members.
Further information:
Please visit http://www.trees.org.uk/training-events/Training/Arboricultural-Knowledge.


December

Date:
3 December 2014
Name of event:
Basic Tree Survey & Inspection
Organisation:
Arboricultural Association
Location:
Stoneleigh, Warwickshire
Details:
The course objectives are to enable its participants to: state the legal and safety implications of hazardous trees; maintain your own health and safety while carrying out Basic Tree Survey and Inspection; recognize hazardous trees; determine level of risk; decide on an appropriate course of action; collect and maintain adequate information; recognize your own limitations.
This one-day course aims to provide specific tree survey and inspection training at a basic level for contractors, highway engineers, tree wardens, grounds maintenance staff, rangers and other persons of a non-arboricultural background or with limited arboricultural knowledge, to allow them to identify obvious defects from ground level and then to report their finding to a line manager.
The duration of the course is from 9:00 to 16:30 approximately.
Please bring suitable footwear/clothing for outside inspections and indoor sessions.
The duration of the course is from 9:00 to 16:30 approximately.
The cost of the day is £126 to members and £201.60 to non-members.
Further information:
Please visit http://www.trees.org.uk/training-events/Training/Basic-Tree-Survey-Inspection.