ON Friday, hundreds - if not thousands - of arborists and members of the public will head to the National Arboretum for the Arb Show. 

For the first time since 2019, the biggest exhibition in British arboriculture is back as a standalone event, with many of the industry's leading names signed up to the Westonbirt showpiece. 

And while the likes of GreenMech, Jas P Wilson, and Makita are among its standout names, there are plenty others you won't want to miss. 

READ MORE: The big ARB Show preview: What to look out for at arboriculture’s premier event

To get you in the mood, we've taken a look at some of the exhibitors and events at the ARB Show 2023 that deserve some of your time across the two-day event. 

Make sure to check out more of our Arb Show preview features here


Demonstration Area 

Forestry Journal: Main sponsor Forst will show off its wide-range of chippers Main sponsor Forst will show off its wide-range of chippers (Image: FJ)

A first at this year's ARB Show, the new demonstration arena from main sponsor Först will give arborists the chance to see a range of machines in action from some of the industry’s biggest brands. 

Tree Care Forum

For the first time, the Tree Care Forum will take place alongside the 22nd ARB Show, with a full programme of talks and activities showcasing the importance of arboriculture and the tree care community.

Chainsaw Carving Demos 

Forestry Journal: One of Ant Beetlestone's former creations One of Ant Beetlestone's former creations (Image: Sculpture Pack)

Located in the Forest of Dean, Ant Beetlestone's wood carvings are based on maquettes and studies that are inspired by ancient art. 



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While some of the major chainsaw manufacturers are missing from the Arb Show – such as Stihl and Husqvarna – the presence of Cramer ensures there will still be some must-see kit for tree surgeons to get their hands on. Don't miss the brand's electric offering, the 82TCS15. 

Grown Green 

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Another company promising the "perfect alternative" to plastic tree guards, Grown Green has produced a 100 per cent biodegradable shelter. At a time when the competition among shelter manufacturers is fiercer than ever, it'll be worth seeing how this solution holds up.