A unique opportunity to obtain up to date information on the impacts of climate change on woodland management and the timber trade and how to cope with, and profit from, the effects. The day is rounded off with a visit to the woodlands at Staunton Harold to look at how to put into practice some of the issues discussed.
Topics & Speakers include: –
- Introduction, Chris Gill, RAC Chairman
- General Introduction to Climate Change – the impact on the timber trade and woodchain Mark Broadmeadow, Forestry Commission
- Climate change and the sustainable procurement of timber, Sofie Tind Neilsen, CPET
- Climate Change and Timber Marketing, Julia Griffin, B&Q
- Climate Change and Phytosanitary Implications for the Timber Trade, including P&D threats to trees in the UK, Ian Brownlee, Forestry Commission
- Climate Change and the Regional Perspective – woodland creation or woodland mapping opportunities, Natural England
- Climate Change – Opportunities and Threats to the Timber Trade to include future species choice, management options for woodlands and woodland ecosystems, John Weir, Forestry Commission
- Site Visit to Staunton Harold Woodlands
£10 + VAT (LandSkills eligible beneficiaries)
£30 + VAT all others
Payment must be made on booking and includes all refreshments and lunch
Phone: 01765 609355
Post: Rural Development Initiatives, Unit 9 Sycamore Business Park, Dishforth Road, Copt Hewick, Ripon, HG4 5DF
This course is funded by LandSkills East Midlands as part of the Rural Development Programme for England. LandSkills East Midlands is managed by Lantra on behalf of East Midlands Development Agency. Please contact Rural Development Initiatives to check your eligibility.