THIS year's ARB Show is to merge with APF 2022 and take place at the Ragley Estate in September, organisers have confirmed. 

It means the joint-event will now become the largest forestry and arb showpiece ever held in the UK when thousands of attendees descend on Warwickshire from Thursday 22 until Saturday 24. 

With the ARB Show having last taken place in-person three years ago, organisers, the Arboricultural Association, say 2022's event will "reach beyond its traditional forestry base". 

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CEO John Parker said: “This is fantastic news for arborists. ARB Show has been a highlight of the event calendar for more than 20 years, and after two years of virtual events we are delighted to be able to announce this collaboration with APF 2022, bringing the show to a greater audience than ever before.

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"Attendees and exhibitors will benefit from this change and we feel certain that the whole arboricultural profession will be out in force to celebrate the return of ARB Show in 2022.”

Many features of ARB Show will be included in the Arb Worker Zone and Tree Climbing Competition areas, and the ARB Show at APF area will populated with some of the most popular arboricultural industry exhibitors.

APF exhibition secretary Ian Millward added: “We’re thrilled to announce this new partnership; we’re excited to have the AA on board and are committed to making this a fantastic industry event.

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"The Arboricultural Association is one of the leading organisations in the Arb world, so we are pleased to have this opportunity to build a stronger partnership and see it as part of the natural evolution of the APF Exhibition.”

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