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Young Tree Establishment Series

In addition to the popular guides to tree watering and young tree aftercare launched over the past 18 months, the AA has produced two more posters aimed at educating the general public on tree care best practice.

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Young Tree Establishment Series

08 03 22

In addition to the popular guides to tree watering and young tree aftercare launched over the past 18 months, the AA has produced two more posters aimed at educating the general public on tree care best practice.

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The value of folklore for the objectives of urban forestry

09 08 21

Trees have always been central to the lives of humans, so many folk tales feature trees. In this age of mass media, the cultural significance of folklore is reducing. But for the urban forester, it can be a valuable tool for achieving our professional objectives.

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Relocating an Acer griseum at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Relocating an Acer griseum

01 06 21

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh has had to relocate a number of established trees and shrubs in their collection due to redevelopment work.

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iTree Urban Trees

Custodians of the public urban forest estate

27 05 21

Kenton Rogers and Keith Sacre, Treeconomics It is a widely recognised and an undisputed fact that local authorities across the UK own and are responsible for many of our urban trees. Studies like Trees in Towns 2 and various i-Tree Eco reports have highlighted that the trees owned and managed by local authorities constitute approximately […]

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Review of Level 2/3 Apprenticeships

Review of Level 2/3 Apprenticeships

30 04 21

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 […]

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Dutch elm disease management in Edinburgh

15 03 21

This article focuses principally on Edinburgh’s Dutch elm disease management programme, so what follows is by no means a conclusive discourse on the disease itself but rather a look into our phytosanitary strategy for dealing with this fungal pathogen and its insect vector.

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New Fungi books available to pre-order

25 11 20

Two highly anticipated upcoming fungi publications are now available for you to pre-order. Fungi and Trees: Their complex relationships (Pre-order) by Professor Lynne Boddy MBE £42 Pre-order Pre-order @ £42 £75 Pre-order both Pre-order both @ £75 The fascinating new book from Professor Lynne Boddy, one of the worlds' leading mycologists. The book is aimed […]

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Carbon in the time of Covid

25 11 20

This actually has nothing to do with Covid-19 or cholera (as in the book title which the headline is very loosely based on). If you cast your mind back a few months, the world was fixated on carbon sequestration.

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Research Project: Optimised techniques for arboreal activities

30 11 20

Optimised techniques for arboreal activities In 2018 Fund4Trees, the Arboricultural Association, Tree Fund and Teufelberger announced funding for a project intending to map the body’s movements during tree climbing, utilising and comparing different techniques to analyse the pressure on both joints and muscles. The aim of the research, led by Alexander Laver of Tree Logic, […]

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#ArbMatters - National Tree Week

28 11 20

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 […]

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Could businesses help fund our urban trees?

28 11 20

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 […]

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The Plantsman’s Choice: Tatarian maple

28 11 20

A tough tree that wins in the long run In the search for the toughest trees capable of doing well in the most challenging planting environments, the Tatarian maple, Acer tataricum, is one of the most promising. It has demonstrated an impressive tolerance for warm and dry conditions in its native range as well as […]

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Increasing Tree Planting in Response to Climate Change

28 11 20

The London Tree Officers Association (LTOA) has produced a statement about increasing tree planting in response to climate change. This statement is available here The LTOA represents those who carry out the strategic and day to day management of trees in streets, parks, woodlands and other urban locations and are responsible for the protection of […]

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Arboricultural Association 2019 General Election Response

28 11 20

It has been great to see trees so high on the political agenda during the 2019 election campaign. As the Conservative government looks to fulfil their manifesto pledge of planting 30 million trees a year, or 2.5 million per month between 2020 and 2025, the Association will be doing its best to ensure that the […]

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Planting trees to save a city

28 11 20

by John Parker and Paulus Mandibondibo Project to protect Jayapura, Papua, from flooding and landslides The Green Cities for Papua project was established in 2018 by Paulus Mandibondibo from Ottow Geissler University and John Parker of the Arboricultural Association. The purpose of the project is to use urban forestry solutions to deliver social, environmental and […]

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Research Project: Fungal community responses to veteranisation

28 11 20

Climber Jake Radford preparing to carry out veteranisation treatments: 70% isopropanol and 10% bleach was used to sterilise bars, chains and side-cover interiors between treatments. Since my early days as an arb student at Cannington College in 2012 I have been fascinated by ancient and veteran trees. As many readers know, ancient trees support a […]

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