National Tree Officers Conference 2020 – Call for Presentations Now Open

Building on the success of previous conferences, the fifth National Tree Officers Conference is being organised by the London Tree Officers Association (LTOA), the Municipal Tree Officers’ Association (MTOA), the Association of Tree Officers (ATO) and facilitated by the Institute of Chartered Foresters.

The conference will be held on Wednesday the 4th November 2020 at Sheffield Town Hall. Conference bookings will open on the 18th May 2020 –

The submission period for presentation proposals is now open and will close on Tuesday 9th June 2020 at 5pm.

This is a great opportunity for tree, woodland and planning officers to present to their peers on the latest research, best practice and innovation in different areas of local authority arboricultural and urban forestry work.

Proposals must include your name, email address, presentation topic with overview (500-word maximum) and estimated duration.

Based on feedback from delegates at last year’s conference, the following subjects will be given preference:

  • Planning enforcement
  • Standardisation of planning procedures and conditions
  • Planting, including species selection in respect of climate change adaptation and resilience
  • Tree health, pest and diseases (Ash dieback in particular)

Additional topics will also be considered:

  • Collaboration
  • Innovation
  • Legal issues
  • Tree valuation
  • Subsidence

The above lists are not exhaustive, the steering group is interested to consider any submission that is current and relevant to national conference.

Submissions will be reviewed by a committee, with selection criteria including quality, appropriateness, focus, the practical nature of material, and potential appeal to the audience.

Outlines should be sent by email to Becky Porter (LTOA):

We look forward to receiving your submissions.

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Mark Goodwin
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