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Setting the standard for Arboriculture

The Irish branch of the association was established in 1999

Roy Goodwin, chairman of the Aboricultural Association of Ireland, outlines how the organisation is setting the standard for arboriculture in Ireland


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20 July 2015

For over 50 years the Arboricultural Association has been the professional body representing the amenity tree care industry in both the UK and Ireland. With over 2,000 members, the association sets standards for arboricultural contracting (tree surgery) and consultancy, in addition to advising on  international policy and standards in tree care, urban forestry and green infrastructure areas.

The association publishes its quarterly Arb Magazine for members and also the Arboricultural Journal – The International Journal of Urban Forestry.  For more information about the objectives and activities of the association, and about the grades and benefits of membership, please visit

The Irish branch of the association was established in 1999 and holds a number of events each year for those professionally involved and interested in improving practice in the informed assessment, conservation and management of Irelands’ landscape tree resource. Recent events include a Tree Health Seminar held in the Phoenix Park in May 2015 which explored ground-breaking methods of tree health assessment and treatments for recently introduced diseases such as chestnut leaf miner, bleeding canker and others.

In addition to the advice and publications available from our stand at this years show, practical demonstrations will be taking place in the outside areas. These include innovative techniques in root-soil improvement and insect pest management by Bartlett Tree Experts, and advanced tree climbing techniques by Kevin Birchall from Tree Care Ireland.

To get in touch with the Irish Branch, please contact Felim Sheridan on 01 2742011 &, or Roy Goodwin on 087 222 5811 or

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