Members' 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.

2015 Events

January

Date: 8 to 31 January 2015
Name of event: Rethinking the Urban Landscape
Organisation: Landscape Institute
Location: London
Details: A major exhibition curated by The Building Centre and Landscape Institute. Rethinking the Urban Landscape exemplifies how landscape architecture can offer sustainable solutions to the big challenges facing contemporary urban society including flooding and public health. 
Showcasing some of the UK’s most powerful contemporary landscape projects including King’s Cross and the Olympic Park, alongside small, community-led schemes including pocket parks and community allotments,the exhibition will highlight the importance of investing in green infrastructure if our cities are to become more liveable, healthy and safe.
Further information: Please visit the website

Date: 27 January 2015
Name of event: GLVIA Training Session
Organisation: Landscape Institute
Location: Manchester
Details: Training to introduce the third edition of the LI/IEMA Guidelines for Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment. The session shall be led by Professor Carys Swanwick and Mary O’Connor CMLI.
By the end of the course participants will:
 - Understand more about the changing context for landscape and visual impact assessment which has influenced the new guidance;
 - Have gained an overview of the main changes in the new guidance;
 - Have gained some understanding of the approach to key topics, notably assessing the significance of effects and cumulative effects assessment;
 - Have explored, through a group exercise, the implications of some of the changes for current and future practice;
 - Have had the opportunity to ask questions of those involved in preparing the new guidance and to share ideas and thoughts with other practitioners.
Further information: Please visit Landscape Institute's website

Date: 28 January 2015
Name of event: Winter Lectures
Organisation: Arboricultural Association 
Location: Merrist Wood College, Worplesdon, Surrey 
Details: Guest Speakers: Chris Cooper-Abbs, Arboricultural Health and Safety Consultant and Training Provider, Arb Matters Ltd - An introduction to the emerging Arboricultural Association Industry Code of Practice (ICOP) for Arboriculture: Tree Work at Height; and Jeremy Barrell, Managing Director, Barrell Tree Consultancy - Modern arboriculture; too much thinking and not enough looking? Topping is good for trees! & Hard surfacing in RPAs.
£8 Admission for lectures with refreshments.
Doors open at 6.30pm for a prompt start at 7pm.
Further information: To book your tickets please visit the website.


February

Date: 1 to 10 February 2015
Name of event: Rethinking the Urban Landscape
Organisation: Landscape Institute
Location: London
Details: A major exhibition curated by The Building Centre and Landscape Institute. Rethinking the Urban Landscape exemplifies how landscape architecture can offer sustainable solutions to the big challenges facing contemporary urban society including flooding and public health. 
Showcasing some of the UK’s most powerful contemporary landscape projects including King’s Cross and the Olympic Park, alongside small, community-led schemes including pocket parks and community allotments,the exhibition will highlight the importance of investing in green infrastructure if our cities are to become more liveable, healthy and safe.
Further information: Please visit the website

Date: 22 February 2015
Name of event: Winter fruit tree pruning course
Organisation: Arboricultural Association
Location: Brogdale Collections, Faversham
Details: An invaluable course for any arborist wishing to further their knowledge and expand the services that they can offer to clients!
This day course will introduce you to pruning fruit trees from mature trees that need restoring, newly planted trees that need to be formed and cover basic techniques and methods to start training espaliers and fans. The day will cover the elements of fruit trees, why prune, what equipment to use, when to prune and preliminary steps. Also an overview of the types of tree forms and rootstocks. The afternoon will consist of a pruning demonstration and practical in the orchards. Individual case studies can also be discussed.
Delegates should be prepared for inclement weather, so waterproof boots and warm outdoor clothing should be worn. You will also need to bring a pruning saw, secateurs and a notepad. Saw and secateurs can be purchased on the day if necessary.
Price (including lunch and refreshments): £60 (inc VAT).
Sunday 22nd February at 09:30 hrs - 16:00 hrs.
Further information: Please visit the website

Date: 25 February 2015
Name of event: GLVIA Training Session
Organisation: Landscape Institute
Location: London
Details: Training to introduce the third edition of the LI/IEMA Guidelines for Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment. The session shall be led by Professor Carys Swanwick and Mary O’Connor CMLI.
By the end of the course participants will:
 - Understand more about the changing context for landscape and visual impact assessment which has influenced the new guidance;
 - Have gained an overview of the main changes in the new guidance;
 - Have gained some understanding of the approach to key topics, notably assessing the significance of effects and cumulative effects assessment;
 - Have explored, through a group exercise, the implications of some of the changes for current and future practice;
 - Have had the opportunity to ask questions of those involved in preparing the new guidance and to share ideas and thoughts with other practitioners.
Further information: Please visit Landscape Institute's website


March

Date:
3 March 2015
Name of event: Woodland Management
Organisation: The Conservation Volunteers
Location: Edinburgh
Details: This course will enable the trainees to tend their woodlands to a high standard so that the trees will grow to maximum value whether that be for timber, biodiversity or any combination of objectives. 
By the end of the course, trainees will be able to review the range of operations which keep woodland healthy and undertake a number of operations such as weeding, pruning and thinning.
Please bring warm outdoor clothing and good boots, a small notebook and working gloves.
No experience necessary.
This is a TCV Scotland certificated course.
Course fee is £ 55.00 per person.
Further information: Please visit the website.

Date: 23 March 2015
Name of event: Young Trees - Achieving Longevity in the Landscape
Organisation: The Counsulting Arborist Society
Location: Barcham Trees, Ely, Cambrigshire
Details: This new CAS course offers delegates an increased understanding of selecting, specifying, planting and maintaining young trees in the landscape, delivered by Keith Sacre, chair of the BS:8545 Committee.
Three reasons all CAS members should complete this new course: Win More Work - Assure your clients’ of best practice and specification to industry standards; Client Retention - Avoid breaking contracts and disappointing clients with poor trees; Confidence - Be capable of justifying your recommendations in on-the-spot situations.
This course is LANTRA endorsed. Cost is £250+vat for CAS Members.
Further information: For more information and to book your place, please visit the website.


August

Date: 31 August 2015
Name of event: Wood Fair
Organisation: The National Forest
Location: Beacon Hill Country Park, Leicestershire
Details: The Wood Fair is the National Forest's annual celebration of timber, trees and woodcrafts, an action-packed day with lumberjacks, chainsaw carvers, wood mizers and horseloggers.
You can have a go at eco art, cheer on the log to leg race, hitch a ride on a tree lift and hear stories from the Wild Man of the Woods. There’s loads of fun for the kids!
Further information: Please visit the website.