Organisation: Arboricultural Association
Address: The Malthouse
Telephone: 01242 522152
The Arboricultural Association promotes excellence in tree care to government, professionals and society. Its 2000+ members practice arboriculture as consultants, contractors ('tree surgeons'), government officers, lecturers, researchers and students. The Association both supports and promotes a nation-wide resource of tree care professionals through its range of technical and advisory publications, and by maintaining a Directory of independently assessed expert consultants and contractors.
Its objective is 'to advance the science of arboriculture for the public benefit'. This is achieved by:
- Representing the arboricultural industry at all levels through society and government
- Publishing a comprehensive range of technical leaflets, guidance notes and other publications concerning arboriculture, both for professionals and ley-persons
- Publishing the quarterly member's Newsletter containing information on industry development, legislation and changes in best practice
- Publishing the quarterly Arboricultural Journal containing contemporary research papers
- Maintenance of the Directory of 'Approved Contractors and Registered Consultants', all of whom have reached standards of excellence in arboriculture and whose standards are regularly re-assessed
- Developing educational standards: Arboricultural Technicians Certificate, Arboricultural Accreditation for Local Government Officers
- Providing training through workshops, seminars, conferences, etc.