Tickets are now on sale for the fifth National Tree Officers Conference, due to take place online throughout the entire month of November.
Proudly organised by the London Tree Officers Association (LTOA), the Municipal Tree Officers’ Association (MTOA), the Association of Tree Officers (ATO) and the Institute of Chartered Foresters, this influential event will showcase the latest research, best practice and innovation in different areas of local authority tree, woodland and planning work.
This year’s conference will feature a range of topics from leading arboriculture and urban forestry professionals:
- Week 1 – Planning
- Week 2 – Planting and Species Selection in a Changing Climate
- Week 3 – Pests & Diseases
- Week 4 – Wild Card Session
With several sessions every week, there’ll be nearly 20 presentations held throughout the month. Book your Month Pass today and gain access to every session of the conference!
There’ll be a wide range of international expert speakers presenting on topics such as Ash dieback, plant passporting in urban forestry, biodiversity in the urban landscape, tree planting programmes, sustainable infrastructure, urban treescape resilience and community forestry.
Confirmed presentations include:
- Planting Beds with Biochar, Tree Planting, Species Selection and Biodiversity in Stockholm, Sweden
Britt-Marie Alvem and Neil Ross, Stockholm City Council
- Veteran Trees and Planning – Is Current Practice the Best Practice?
James Remmington, Planning Tree Officer at Buckinghamshire Council
- Leicestershire County Council’s Ash Dieback Action Plan
Stewart Marshall, Team Leader (Forestry Officer) at Leicestershire County Council
- How does Hampshire Highways replacement tree planting programme compare to Frank S. Santamour’s 10-20-30 rule?
Mike Ripley, Tree Officer at Hampshire County Council
- The Impact and Management of Pests and Diseases at Kew
Kevin Martin, Manager of Arboriculture at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
- Designing, Delivering and Establishing Urban Tree Planting for the London Borough of Barnet
Katerina Hadincova, Arboriculture Officer at London Borough of Barne
- Plant Health Regulation and its Relevance to Arboriculture
Phil Barwell, Senior Arboricultural Officer at London Borough of Southwark
- Community Forestry in Sheffield
Catherine Nuttgens, Community Forestry Manager at Sheffield City Council
- How is Urban Treescape Resilience Understood and Implemented by Tree Officers?
James Robinson, Social Scientist at Forest Research
- My Role as Arboricultural Officer for the Office of Public Works in Ireland
Cormac Downey, Arboricultural Officer at the Office of Public Works, Ireland
- Growing a Green City – Planning for the Urban Forest
Simon Needle, Principal Arboriculturist and Ecologist at Birmingham City Council
- A Single Digital Tree Preservation Order Data Set – Nature and Technology Working in Harmony
Nick Boddington, HM Land Registry
- ‘Right Tree, Right Place, Right Infrastructure’: The Importance of Urban Tree Pit Design in Hard Landscapes
Dean Bell, PhD Researcher in the Centre for Sustainable Planning and Environments at the University of the West of England, and Chris Corder, Assistant Arboricultural Manager at Hampshire County Council
- Urban Greening Factor
Jake Tibbetts, Team Manager (Arboriculture) at City of London
With more presentations set to be confirmed featuring content presented by expert arboricultural and urban forestry professionals, this is going to be a fantastic month-long event. The National Tree Officers Virtual Conference 2020 will be a great opportunity to learn more about the latest developments in arboriculture and urban forestry.
Bookings for the National Tree Officers Conference 2020 are now open!
- Individual sessions – £10 (available soon)
- Week Pass – £18
- Month Pass (includes access to every session) – £35
The Month Pass provides excellent value and offers continued access to recorded versions of the presentations for 9 months following the event – enjoy the conference presentations at a time that suits your schedule
We’re looking forward to seeing you at the National Tree Officers Virtual Conference 2020!