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RE: Forestry Journal improving.

Subject: RE: Forestry Journal improving.
From: Alastair Durkin
Date: Dec 31 2013 09:48:09
Hi John, well it's still early days after only a year in the job, but it does 
seem that communications with members and between committees and Trustees has 
been improved, as well as seeing Karen at quite a few events (SE Branch AGM 
included - which was a first in my relatively short time). I believe there is 
a lot more cross organisational work going on too, which can only improve the 
profile of the AA. 

It was great to see such a huge turnout at Conference too. The room used for 
the AGM and Trustee elections had to be changed last minute due to 
unprecedented numbers in attendance, which was very encouraging.

Alastair 

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-----Original Message-----
From: John Flannigan [mailto:jdflannigan@xxxx.com] 
Sent: 30 December 2013 15:20
To: UK Tree Care
Subject: Re: Forestry Journal improving.

Not being a member of the AA I am out of the loop so it would be interesting 
to understand what you mean by a 'grand job'. Can you share some examples?
I think that whoever does this type of job has to have an empathy for the 
subject but a raft of technical skills is not necessary (other than thh 
strategic/business technical skills).
 
Happy New Year
John
 


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From: Alastair Durkin <ADurkin@xxxxxxxxxx.gov.uk>
To: UK Tree Care <uktc@xxxxxx.tree-care.info> 
Sent: Monday, 30 December 2013, 11:45
Subject: RE: Forestry Journal improving.


After seeing the grand job that Karen Martin has done with the AA over the 
past year, I'm now convinced that a knowledge of trees is one of the least 
desirable prerequisites of a Chief Exec (or similar level post) job 
description in the arb/forestry industry. The job requires different skills. 
Those jobs involving trees can be delegated to the many employees who are 
tree specialists.

Alastair

-----Original Message-----
From: andersonarb@xxxx.com [mailto:andersonarb@xxxx.com]
Sent: 30 December 2013 10:24
To: UK Tree Care
Subject: Forestry Journal improving.

One of the magazines that eventually finds its way into our office is the 
Forestry Journal. My dad subscribes to it, (despite being almost 80 he's 
still got dreams of buying a big harvester and vanishing into the forests). 
It used to be called Forest Machine Journal and while it contained some 
interesting articles I was inclined to dismiss it as it catered more to the 
Petrol-Head part of the Arb fraternity. (I think that was Dealga's 
description, it should be diesel-head but I got his point.)


Anyway the point of this missive is that the most recent issue (December) 
seems to be getting more in line with UKTC-sympathies (as I perceive them) 
and kicks off with an editorial moaning about the fact that the ad for the 
new Forestry Commission Chairman contains not a mention of trees and that 
anyone reading the mag would be over-qualified for the post! While I don't 
hold with all of that it's got a point.... It also has a moan about the 
Woodland Trust who also need a new Chief Executive, and unsurprisingly a 
knowledge of trees is not included in the job description.


Elsewhere they point out that involving the public in finding incidences of 
Chalara is not a lot of point when the average Joe/Joanna can't tell an Ash 
from a Rowan.While it's still got the diesel-heads lamenting the glories of 
County Tractors it's also got a decent article on PAWS restoration by John 
Jackson (past CEO of the RFS) and a very interesting article on planting 
trees in British Columbia, focusing on the fitness of the planters more than 
anything. These two articles are on-line as it happens, although only as 
scanned PDFs.
http://www.forestryjournal.co.uk/newsitefiles/2013/1213/Paws.pdf


http://www.forestryjournal.co.uk/newsitefiles/2013/1213/Planting.pdf


I should also note that the editorial (a while ago) gave Countryfile a decent 
kicking over their reactionary views on Forestry which was picked up by the 
mainstream press. So all in all those of us who were dismissing the 
publication ought not to be so hasty, possibly.


Bill.







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