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AEMG release West Midlands – ROLO course dates

Acorn Group’s training academy has released the following dates for the open Bali ROLO, Health, Safety and Environmental Awareness Course. The dates are:

  • ROLO Health, Safety & Environmental Awareness 7th June
  • ROLO Health, Safety & Environmental Awareness 25th July.
  • ROLO Health, Safety & Environmental Awareness 26th September
  • ROLO Health, Safety & Environmental Awareness 7th November
  • ROLO Health, Safety & Environmental Awareness 20th December


All of these courses will all be held More >

ROLO Course 26th April – Spaces available

The Acorn Group have a ROLO Health and Safety Awareness course running this Wednesday (26th) April  near Redditch. Places are still available – please contact Bruce Pattinson on 07739 325495 or via if you would like to  join us.


Acorn Group delivers another successful ROLO Health & Safety course

AEMG has successfully delivered the ROLO Health and Safety Awareness course on Friday in Cambridge to 8 Ecologists from Applied Ecology.

 The next scheduled ‘open’ course is in the Redditch area and will be held on Wednesday 26th April 2017.

Please contact Bruce Pattinson for further details






Acorn Group Supports Pershore College Recruitment Fair

Acorn Environmental Management Group the national provider of Tree Maintenance, Arboricultural Consultancy, Landscaping and Rope Access Services has supported the recruitment fair held by Pershore College in Worcestershire. The recruitment fair was designed to provide potential students with an insight into the courses available which were supported by local organisations who could provide more detailed information about their relevant industries and the requirements.

A great day – thank you More >

Acorn Group – BALI Health & Safety (ROLO) course dates

Acorn Group has spaces available on the next BALI Health & Safety Training Course (ROLO) course on Wednesday 26th April, at Bordesley Hall, Alvechurch, Worcestershire, B48 7QB. The course cost is £110.00 plus VAT and £15.00 for the BALi certification. Please contact Bruce Pattinson for more details on, via Telephone 0800 093 3898 or enquire via our website




Acorn Group ROLO Training Course – Spaces available

AEMG are running 2 ROLO courses to kick off the new year, one in Sheffield and one at their Head Office in Redditch which is just 5 minutes from junction 3 of the M42.


The Sheffield course is scheduled for Wednesday 25th January with the Redditch training day following a week later on the 1st February 2017.


If you would like to sign up or would like any further information for either of these courses please contact AEMG’s Compliance Manager Bruce Pattinson by email: More >

Acorn launch training academy

Acorn Environmental Management Group, the national provider of arboricultural and landscape consultancy and management services has launched a new training academy to deliver health and safety courses to the arboricultural & Landscaping industry.

The Acorn Academy is a BALI registered training provider for the Registration of Land Based Operatives (ROLO) health and Safety course which is now the recognised health and safety training requirement for the industry. In addition The Acorn Academy More >

Tree Planting Testimonial

Hi Maralyn

The tree planting has been very successful by your landscape management team – Marian Kirkham emailed to say what good works had been done despite the awful #weather and I noticed the new tree outside Carl Towner’s house looking wonderful – better job than the original planting. I mentioned that the tree outside 105/107 was due to be replaced and have found the casework response below. I had a very interesting conversation with the Spanish tree planter about anthropology/pre-history More >

Tree Felling to Control Tree Disease

Wales divided into zones as part of efforts to limit spread of Phytophthora ramorum although total eradication ruled out.

Impact: more than two million trees felled to help control disease – image: Andrew Hill

The Welsh Government has launched a strategy to control the spread of Phytophthora ramorum, while acknowledging that the tree pathogen cannot be eliminated.

The national strategy divides Wales into two zones: a core disease zone with high levels of infection in larch stands and that has a More >

Common Sense Tree Risk Management

Tree Risk Management is something that well informed owners and managers of #trees already undertake. But what is the actual risk from trees, and how far should we go in managing that risk?

In the past when a tree failed it was often seen as an act of God. These days, in a health and safety conscious world, there is a perception that someone is to blame. As a result owners and managers of trees are worried about the serious consequences of a tree failing, and of ending up before the courts. More >