(22 May 2020) BS3998:2010 Tree Works. Recommendations and Tree Neurobiology and Defence Strategy

Date: 22 May 2020 ( 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.)

Mode of delivery: Zoom meeting


Part I : BS3998:2010 Tree Works. Recommendations (2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.)

Part II: Tree neurobiology and defence strategy.  (4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.)

Lecturer: Jack Kenyon                                   

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Royal Forestry Society’s National Diploma in Arboriculture
  • Fellow of the Arboricultural Association.
  • Bachelor of Education Honours Degree
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Post Compulsory Education and Training
  • Winner of the 1998 the Arboricultural Association, Annual Award for contributions to the arboriculture industry

Jack had worked many years at Merrist Wood College in the UK.  He managed a Tree Surgery Course covering tree care and maintenance and Higher Education programmes for managers, tree officers and consultants, managing urban amenity trees.

Jack served on the Arboricultural Association Education and Training Committee, Arboriculture Safety Council (ASC), developing industry best practice and safety guidance and representative of Arboricultural Association on the Forestry and Arboriculture Safety and Training Council (FASTCo) working group called  Arboriculture and Forestry Advisory Group (AFAG), involved with research and development of industry practice, safe working practices through training and the production of safety guidance.

Jack was also involved with two British Standards Committees on Rope Access and Personal Protective Clothing.  He is an Assessor for the National Proficiency Tests Council (NPTC) and he assesses arborist practitioners on a range of practical skills.

Jack continued this work when FASTCo was replaced by the National Training Organisation (NTO) LANTRA. Other involvements included being an industry representative on British Standards Committees for rope access and PPE and part of the UK Delegation on the European (CEN) Standards Working Groups for Rope Access.

Jack developed the prussic loop climbing method, which has been the standard climbing system for the past 30 years He also developed a climbing aid to assist access into the tree, known as the Prussik Lift, or Kenyon Ascender.

Jack is also internationally known and respected.  Jack chaired a working group under the Executive of the ISA UKI Chapter and set up the Certified Arborist Programme in the UK. He was given an honorary life time membership to the UK & I Chapter for this work.

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