The Arboricultural Association (the AA) was founded in 1964 bringing together the civic and commercial sectors to deliver a united voice for trees; with its 3200 members, it is the largest professional body in the UK for the amenity tree care professional. Amenity trees are those with recreational, functional, environmental, ecological, social, health or aesthetic value as opposed to those cultivated as a timber crop. The AA is regarded by many as being the focal point for world-class best practice in arboriculture and is the UK home for all sectors of arboriculture, civic, commercial and academic and the home for all levels of tree care professional, craft, technical, supervisory, managerial or consultancy. Our professional members are increasingly employed and consulted, wherever there are trees, all over the world, to deliver specialist advice and operations. Our purpose is to promote the sustainable management of trees for the benefit of society, in areas where people live, work and play.
Following the coming together of Autism Sussex and Pepenbury, Aspens is united in offering over 100 years of experience and expertise in South East England, including Kent, East Sussex, Brighton & Hove, West Sussex and London Borough of Bexley. At Aspens, we provide support to children, young people and adults with a range of disabilities, complex needs and those on the autism spectrum. We help children to develop the skills they need to live independently as adults; and adults to realise their potential, fulfil their ambitions and achieve greater independence. Our highly trained staff provide a personalised service focused on individual needs and offer support and advice to empower families, carers and other professionals to confidently look after those who benefit from our services.