ABA members & partners successfully hosted the 1st new forestry & arboriculture research conference at Mendel University, Brno, Czech Republic during early September. The conference abstracts and proceedings can be found here. The unique 2 day conference featured distinguished researchers & speakers from:
- Great Britain
A brief overview can be seen here
Following the conference and an update on progress of the current Vet-Safety project the annual ABA General Assembly was held. Highlights included:
- Presidents report on increased membership & qualifications awarded, increased recognition of ABA awards, new developments within ABA and event scheduling for 2017 etc
- Vice-Presidentís presentation of the ABA chainsaw assessor award to the instructor representing new ABA members from Slovakia
- Appointments of the 1st Chairs of the new qualification technical committees respectively Mr Bo Brockmann-University of Copenhagen and Mr Pavel Nevrkla-Mendel University
The next ABA assessor training events will be held in Czech Republic during October and in Italy during November. Further information can be obtained via the Secretariat.