BS 8545: Introducing the new British Standard for Young Trees

BS 8545: Introducing the new British Standard for Young Trees

By Arboricultural Association, 25 February 2014

The AA Spring Road Show (in association with the Consulting Arborist Society) presents: BS 8545 Young Trees: From Nursery to Independence in the Landscape

Presented by Keith Sacre, Jeremy Barrell and Peter Thurman

Who is the course for?

For anyone involved in the specification, planning, commissioning, managing and planting of new/replacement trees in the urban or peri-urban landscape, including the maintenance and after care management and practice.

5 March: Barchams Nurseries, Ely, Cambridgeshire

6 March: Park Hill Training Centre, Leicester

26 March: Cannington College, Bridgwater, Somerset

27 March: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, West London

AA & CAS Members: £65.00 + VAT

Non-members: £70.00 + VAT

To book your place, contact Simon Richmond at

Later in 2014, The Consulting Arborist Society (CAS) will be launching training on the disciplines involved with ‘Young Trees: From the Nursery to Independence in the Landscape’, presented by Keith Sacre, in association with the AA.  This will become a new Area of Professional Competency (APC) recognised by CAS for those successfully completing the course. For more details, visit and sign up for the free CAS weekly e-update.

Seminar Content

The publication of BS 8545 Young Trees: From Nursery to Independence in the Landscape is imminent. The document has been four years in preparation and offers a completely new perspective on the process of successfully taking young trees from the nursery to independent features in the landscape. 

This seminar series will explain the thinking behind the document, focus on the contents and offer further explanations where necessary.

The series will be delivered by Keith Sacre, Chairman of the drafting panel, accompanied by members of the team including Jeremy Barrell and others.

Here is your opportunity to question, clarify, and discuss the whole project with the people who have been involved in the drafting process over the last four years.

Attendees at the seminars will be offered the opportunity to purchase the new British Standard at a discounted rate, courtesy of BSI. Attendees will accumulate 6 CPD points.