With the call for trees and woodlands to play a greater role in daily life there’s much to consider: public opinion, environmental responsibility, tree safety and litigation and that’s before you get to the heart of forestry and arboriculture – the job of selecting, planting and managing trees.
This year’s Study Tour will visit the National Memorial Arboretum, Swadlincote Woodlands in the heart of The National Forest and the National Trust’s Calke Abbey. Three very different locations, each with their own issues, obstacles and outcomes but all with greenproofing landscapes at their heart.
Experts leading the Study Tour include: Hugh Angus, Head of Tree Collections, National Arboretum (creating an arboretum); Dr Roland Ennos, Manchester University School of Life Science (greenproofing urban forestry for climate change); Ray Hawes MICFor, Head of Forestry for The National Trust (veteran tree management) and Mark Johnston MICFor, Myerscough College (co-author looks at the Trees in Towns II report).
View the programme and book online at www.charteredforesters.org or phone Allison Lock on 0131 240 1425.