Vaibhav Raje (India)
Luiz Octavio de Lima Pedreira (Brazil)
Nanamhla Gwedla (South Africa)
All over the world, in every country where there are trees, there will be people who care for those trees in a personal or professional capacity. Many of those people, particularly those working in arboriculture and urban forestry, will be facing the same tree-related challenges as each other, often without fully realising that they are part of a global community. Our world is more connected than ever, and in theory it should be easier to communicate than ever, but in reality it is unfortunately often the case that people don’t have the time, or perhaps don’t know where to start. This is unfortunate because it is through international collaboration, by working and talking across borders, that we can share knowledge and experience and together move our industry forward.
In this edition of Arborists’ Question Time we are excited to introduce perspectives from three very different parts of the world – Brazil, South Africa and India – and will be asking our expert panellists what do you think is the most important issue in arboriculture in your country today?