Have your say! It’s time to review the apprenticeship standards launched in 2017 to ensure they are up to date and can meet the needs of our industries. To ensure we have the right workforce for the future, the Trailblazer Group for the Arborist, Forest Operative and Landscape/Horticulture apprenticeships is conducting a review of these level 2/3 standards. Following a […]Read More
What is Tree Care Supporter?
Trees are fundamental to the future health of our planet and its population.
Tree Care Supporter aims to educate the public on why trees are so important, how we can look after them better, and help advance the science of arboriculture.
The world is starting to realise the power of trees...
Arborists are managing and planting trees that must survive decades of global warming.
Don't take trees for granted – Help trees thrive by becoming a Tree Care Supporter
by Helen Davies Passionate about enhancing green infrastructure in our cities, I’ve spent the past three years undertaking a PhD at the University of Southampton looking at how to increase funding for urban trees. There is now a wealth of research showing how the right trees in the right places can help mitigate city problems […]Read More
National Tree Week #ArbMatters The Arboricultural Association is proud to support National Tree Week again in 2020! Make your voice heard on National Tree Week 28th November – 6th December 2020 To celebrate National Tree Week, we’re highlighting the value of the Arboriculture industry to the UK over the next month. Trees are so important […]Read More
The science and practice of the cultivation, establishment and management of amenity trees for the benefit of society. Arboriculture is to trees what horticulture is to other plants, in that it usually refers to the care of trees grown or maintained for their aesthetic or environmental value, rather than the value of their timber or […]Read More
Acute Oak Decline – Oak Acute Oak Decline (AOD) is a disease affecting several thousand native oak trees in Britain. It is considered to have first occurred in Britain 30-35 years ago. It mainly affects pedunculate oak (Quercus robur) and sessile oak (Quercus petrea), however other species of oak can also be affected. […]Read More
Selecting the right tree for the right place Planting a tree in your garden is a decision requiring forethought and planning. Consideration must be given to the surrounding landscape and buildings, space available, soil type and location of the particular site. Careful thought will help to ensure that an appropriate species is selected for the […]Read More
How can I get a Tree Preservation Order made on a tree that I think is at risk of being felled or damaged?
Your local council is responsible for making Tree Preservation Orders (TPO). You should contact your local authority and speak to the tree officer or someone in the planning department who should determine whether the making of a TPO is appropriate. More detailed information on TPOs: www.gov.uk/guidance/tree-preservation-orders-and-trees-in-conservation-areas#Flowchart-1-Making-and-confirming-TPORead More
You may be able to depending on the importance of the tree, the nature of the building proposed and distance between the proposed building and the tree in question.Read More