AUS exhibited at the arb show in May. In total 8362 arborists and members of the public keen to learn more about the industry and the science of trees passed through the gates, culminating in a 22% increase on last year.

On Saturday morning BBC Radio Gloucestershire were on site, keen to find out more about the ‘celebration of the science of trees’ and how the show connects the general public with the arboriculture industry.

Including AUS, over 100 exhibitors offering all manner of products and services were on hand displaying the latest products available in every market from decay detection technology, soil decompaction and enrichment to new climbing kit and almost every type of chipper and shredder you could imagine. Exhibitors had little time to pause for breath.

Representatives from DEFRA were in attendance and on Friday Conservative MEP Ashley Fox visited the Arboricultural Association, while David Drew Shadow Minister for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs attended on Saturday. Dr Drew, the MP for Stroud, met with AA Chief Executive Stewart Wardrop and Chairman Keith Sacre to find out more about the issues facing our industry.

It was good to see many AUS customers old and new.