There will, of course, be no Arb Show in 2020, the event’s 22nd instalment having fallen victim to COVID-19 in mid-March – the cancellation inevitable as the Government clamped down on large gatherings, and the decision to abandon correct.
Still though, there was considerable hand-wringing at the Arboricultural Association, where Simon, the Senior Technical Officer, and his team debated the matter over and again, considering contingencies and outlining options before at last accepting defeat and agreeing to pull the plug.
Beginning in October, students interested in working within Canada’s forestry industry will have the opportunity to study and become job-ready as North Island College (NIC) located on Vancouver Island will be launching two new forestry programs, reports the Campbell River Mirror.
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Due to the ongoing uncertainties surrounding Covid 19 the Directors of APF 2020 have taken the difficult decision to postpone the event this year. The revised plan is to roll forward the show to 23/24/25th September 2021 at the same venue at Ragley Estate.
For thousands of years, Arkansas’ deep forests were difficult obstacles for Native Americans and later European travelers who tried to traverse the rugged terrain. A few built homesteads and a few woods were cleared to make way for small farms.