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  • Tree News

    Beech tree at Plas Newydd, Anglesey

    Beech tree at Plas Newydd, Anglesey

    By Mark Chester, 12 February 2018

    Our friends at the Ancient Tree Forum share their latest Tree of the Month, the Beech tree at Plas Newydd, Anglesey.  Enjoy…..

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  • Tree News

    Business Advice

    Peter Wells Top Tips for Developing Sales

    Peter Wells Top Tips for Developing Sales

    By Mark Chester, 05 February 2018

    Last Monday, CAS launched the new Lantra Mortgage course at Lantra House.  Feedback has been really positive, with delegate comments including ‘Just wanted to say thank you.  A great course’’.  Bookings are being taken for the course being run at Myerscough College on Tuesday 29th May.  In addition, bookings are being taken for the Young Trees course delivered by Keith Sacre, at Barcham Trees on 12th to 14th April.  Some people have wondered what there is to learn about successfully establishing young trees.  Naturally, CAS members are not among this audience, and those who have attended this course in previous years have commented on the depth and breadth shared by Keith and the team at Barcham’s.

    Peter Wells, who founded Barcham Trees, is known as one of the quiet men in arboriculture.  Ahead of publication of his biography, we re-visit an article published in the CAS magazine in 2017.  In this article, Peter shares his thoughts on how to develop business skills, with ten tips for sales…..

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  • Plant Health

    Case Studies

    Plant Health Update

    By , 29 January 2018

    Plant Health Update

    We regularly share plant health updates from the team at Bartlett’s research laboratory.  This month, they share about the Cypress aphid, which can cause very visible damage to conifer hedges……

    ALSO ....

    BONUS

    A PDF DOWNLOAD Consultation on Works to Protect Trees 

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  • Tree News

    Plant Health

    Fungi at Kew Gardens

    Fungi at Kew Gardens

    By Mark Chester, 22 January 2018

    We are now well in to January, with the greyness associated with this month. Given recent stormy
    weather, I am appreciating that I no longer climb trees as part of my work! Next Tuesday sees the
    launch of the new Lantra Mortgage course and I am delighted that it is fully booked. If you wish to
    attend a future course, please do let me know as I am working on dates and venues. Bookings are
    being taken for Myerscough at the end of May. Details of the event next week will be sent out
    shortly.


    Bookings are also being taken for the Young Trees course at Barcham Trees in April.
    And for those of you wishing to develop your skills in report writing, peer reviews for BS5837:2012
    are available at any time. If you are not sure whether your work is ready, an informal appraisal is
    available. Contact me for more details. Next week, there will be news on a new mentoring forum
    soon to be launched on this topic.


    Finally, we have the latest instalment from Laura Martin as she explores some of the notable fungi at
    Kew Gardens. Viewers of a sensitive disposition should be aware that she will be using colourful
    language in this....

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  • Tree News

    Meeting Jim Mulholland

    By Mark Chester, 14 January 2018

    Jim Mulholland is becoming a familiar face within arboriculture, with his roles in both the Ancient Tree Forum (for whom he is the Training Officer) and more recently, the Arboricultural Association, for whom he has a similar role.  He is a very rare individual in being able to combine arboriculture and ecology at a senior level, bringing his expertise to both specialisms.  He recently presented the course on Managing Veteran Trees, run by the Arboricultural Association, which I was able to attend, and his expertise was very evident.  The Ancient Tree Forum is currently seeking opinions on a proposed new training course on the management of veteran trees, to include delegate assessment.

     

    You can access the survey here…http://www.vetcert.eu/standards-certificates.

     

     

    I caught up with Jim recently, to find out more about his journey.  The interview is here….

     

    In two weeks time, the new Lantra Mortgage course will be launched at Lantra House, Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire.  This has been a major venture between the key stakeholders and has been the most comprehensive review I have participated in to date.  The course is nearly fully booked, but one delegate had to withdraw last week and so the last place is available.  To book it, contact mark@consultingarboristsociety.com. Places remain on the other courses we are running, Tree Preservation Orders and Young Trees.

     

    Finally, but by no means of least importance, we have recently completed some updating to the CAS website.  Please do check that your details are correct and let me know of any changes that may be needed. 

     

    Now over to Jim…

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January

Places Available

Amenity Tree Valuation

Details coming soon...

£415 + VAT Non-members

£360 + VAT CAS members

January

Places Available

Tree Preservation Orders: Effective Application

1 day event held at Sparsholt College, Hampshire

£200 + VAT Non-members

£150 + VAT CAS members

April

10th

Places Available

Young Trees – From Nursery to Longevity in the Landscape

£400 + VAT Non-members

£350 + VAT CAS members

May

29th

Places Available

Lantra Home Buyer (Mortgage) Tree Reports

1 day event held at

£250 + VAT Non-members

£250 + VAT CAS members