Members Events


Please see below for a list of forthcoming member events. For public events, please use our Community Events map. Tree Council members can advertise their events here for free, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to place your event online.

 

2014 Events


July

Date: 1 July 2014
Name of event: Stop Press!
Organisation: The Consulting Arborist Society
Location: Edinburgh Botanical Gardens
Details: The Consulting Arborist Society is delighted to announce that Dr. David Lonsdale and Jeremy Barrell have agreed to host the second 'Expert's Question Time' following the success of this event in June 2013.
Ian McDermott is to talk about 'TRAQ' (Tree Risk Assessment Qualification).  Ian has spent some 35 years managing local authority trees in the Midlands.  He has managed the UK&Ireland Chapter of the ISA since 1999, and was part of the committee responsible for writing this qualification.  He provides training for it here in the UK.
Keith Sacre will summarise the new BS8545.  He will then explain the role of the Plant Health Index in assessing the health and vigour of nursery trees.  He will then outline the case study of how the PHI was used on the trees at Barchams, and the outcome. Keith is  and Chaired the BS8545 Committee.

Further information: To book your place please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Date: 1 July 2014
Name of event: Staying Safe, Staying Legal - Experts Question Time II
Organisation: The Consulting Arborist Society
Location: Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Details: This seminar explains what the law expects of you as a manager of trees.  It explains what is proportionate and how to know when you’ve done enough.
How? Two leading industry experts guide you on how to apply proportionate response with effective use of resources in order to meet health and safety obligations in a manner that is defendable.
Who are these ‘experts’? Jeremy Barell and Dr David Lonsdale.
Who is it for? Anybody who works with trees in the public environment will benefit from this seminar. The content is ideal for those involved in estate management, amenity tree inspection, local authority tree officers and those conducting tree safety and risk assessments. The seminar is equally suited to those from a non-arboricultural background, such as land agents, housing association staff, public sector managers responsible for trees, risk assessment managers and legal professionals.

Prices are: £60 + VAT for CAS/ISA/AA/ICF members; £75 + VAT for non-members. There are also 25 student places for £30 + VAT.

Further information:
To book your place or for more information please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Date: 10 July 2014
Name of event: Tree Health Seminar
Organisation: ConFor
Location: Oakham, Rutland
Details: The Forestry Commission is holding three Tree Health Seminars in July for those with an interest in forestry. Each indoor seminar will be led by Forest Research scientists, who will provide the latest findings on a range of current tree pests and diseases, as well as horizon scanning some potential threats. The seminar will cover: Acute Oak Decline; Chalara ash dieback; Sweet Chestnut blight; Phytophthora ramorum (Bakewell and Oakham); Dothistroma needle blight (Horringer); Oak Processionary Moth; Asian Longhorn Beetle; Bronze Birch Borer; Emerald Ash Borer. The seminar is free however, places are limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis.

Further information: To book your place contact Teresa Betterton by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Date: 14 July 2014
Name of event: The Kent Resilience Forum - Keeping track of Ash Dieback in Kent
Organisation: The Arboricultural Association
Location: Brockhill Country Park
Details: Kent is among the first areas in England to be seriously affected by Ash Dieback. Evidence indicates that the disease will continue to spread within the county and beyond in years to come, and monitoring its spread will help us all to prepare for its arrival and manage its impact.    
The Arboricultural Association is working with the Ash Dieback Strategic Coordinating Group who will be hosting two practical training sessions at Brockhill Country Park for members of the Arboricultural Association.  
The training will enable attendees to identify Ash Dieback, provide guidance on how to manage ash in woodlands and urban environments and advise people on how to minimise the spread of the disease.  

Further information: For further information and to book your place please visit http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/kent-resilience-forum-keeping-track-of-ash-dieback.

Date: 19 July 2014
Name of event: Waterway Survey workshop
Organisation: Bat Conservation Trust
Location: Ipswich, Suffolk
Details: This workshop focuses on the species identification and survey techniques needed to take part in the Daubenton's Survey which forms part of the long-running National Bat Monitoring Programme (NBMP). By volunteering with the NBMP you can help us track changes in the UK's bat populations.
The event will take place on 19th July, from 19:30 to 22, at Bramford Parish Room, Ipswich (IP8 4AN).
Admissions are: £15 / £7 concessions; free to Suffolk Bat Group member.

Further information: Please visit http://bats.eventhq.co.uk/nbmp-waterway-bramford-july-2014.

Date: 26 July 2014
Name of event: Conference at Condicote Village Hall
Organisation: Cotswold Tree Warden Group
Location: Condicote Village Hall
Details: An entire day event based at Condicote Village Hall to include a talk on Conifer Identification by Guy Watson; Jon Stokes Director of Rural Programmes at the Tree Council will speak on Planning a New Landscape – the impact of pests and diseases on our trees for the future; Stuart Priest, Director of Operations at Batsford Arboretum will talk about Batsford Arboretum – the Past, Present and Future. There will be an afternoon visit to Batsford Arboretum.

Admission is £15 per person to include refreshments and a buffet lunch.

Further information: Please visit http://cotswoldtreewardengroup.wordpress.com/forthcoming-events/.

Date: 26 July 2014
Name of event: Visual Tree Assessment for Arborists
Organisation: The Arboricultural Association
Location: Merrist Wood College, Guildford
Details: Following your prompt arrival at 0830hrs, you will make your way to the Lecture Hall H23 for registration. The morning lecture by Jack Kenyon will concentrate on: the tree as a system and self optimised structure; the principles of VTA; decay fungi; mechanical symptoms; inspection equipment; making recommendations.
The afternoon session involves a VTA tree walk through the woods at Merrist Wood with Jack Kenyon, followed by a summing up back in the lecture hall.
The cost of the event is £50.00 including VAT (@20%) per person. Places at this popular event are limited to 30.

Further information: For further information and to book your place please visit http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/visual-tree-assessment-workshop-for-arborists.

 

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 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 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.