PocketGIS ARB

PocketGIS ARB

Positioning Resources Ltd is a sponsor of the 2017 National Tree Officers Conference (NTOC).  Does this ring a bell? It’s a wet and windy day and you’re out surveying trying to make notes and mark up a topographic map on a soggy piece of paper and your pen won’t work. To make matters worse once back in the […]

TPOs: Improve your Reaction time and save more Trees

TPOs: Improve your Reaction time and save more Trees

 ezytreev is a sponsor of the 2017 National Tree Officers Conference (NTOC).  It’s early afternoon and you get the tip-off, it might be potential development land or perhaps a private garden with some prominent trees, but word is that the tree fellers are due in the morning. Your next move, and how fast you can make […]

Forestry Commission England’s Tree Health team

Forestry Commission England’s Tree Health team

Forestry Commission England is a sponsor of the 2017 National Tree Officers Conference (NTOC).  Members of the Forestry Commission England’s (FCE) tree health team will once again be in attendance at the National Tree Officer’s Conference.  Following the inaugural event last year, the team is very much looking forward to seeing what the conference has in store, […]

A green future with CityTree?

A green future with CityTree?

As a Tree Officer I spend a great deal of time advocating for urban trees and it is hard for me to hear that there is a new green product which claims to improve air quality more efficiently and cost effectively than trees. But Green City Solutions has done this with its new mossy installation […]

GreenBlue Urban are Delighted to Celebrate their 25th Silver Anniversary

GreenBlue Urban are Delighted to Celebrate their 25th Silver Anniversary

The month was July, the year 1992 – A landscape gardener from Hastings, East Sussex having studied horticulture, arboriculture, tree nomenclature and landscape design at Plumpton Agricultural College soon realised there were causes for early tree mortality. On a particularly dry summer he discovered that drought stress was the biggest single killer for newly planted […]

Tree Officer Groups Unite for National Meeting

Tree Officer Groups Unite for National Meeting

In Southampton on July 6th the City Council Civic Office hosted a very special meeting at which representatives of tree officer groups from all over the country came together for the first time to discuss a wide-ranging agenda.  The London Tree Officers Association (LTOA) recognises that there are common issues affecting tree officers everywhere, regardless […]

Trees can Reduce Floods

Trees can Reduce Floods

Desmond, Eva and Angus – for thousands of people across the UK, these names will evoke traumatic memories. They are the names of storms that hit the UK in the winters of 2015 and 2016. In December 2015 a succession of storms hit the north, flooding around 16,000 homes making this the wettest December in […]

Urban Canopy Cover in England

Urban Canopy Cover in England

For many years those of us who are interested in the benefits that trees provide to urban society have pondered on just how many trees we have in our towns and cities. Some have suggested that tree canopy cover in urban areas is decreasing, their perspective being based on anecdotal evidence. How can we improve […]

The Race is on for the UK’s only Dedicated National Tree Officers Conference Tickets

The Race is on for the UK’s only Dedicated National Tree Officers Conference Tickets

The acclaimed National Tree Officers Conference will return to Telford, 8 November 2017. The outstanding inaugural event hosted more than 200 delegates from local authorities around the UK, who travelled to Telford last November. This is the only major conference dedicated to the needs of Tree Officers. More than 97% of last year’s delegates felt […]

Riccardo Arnone, shares his experience of presenting at the National Tree Officers Conference in 2016

Riccardo Arnone, shares his experience of presenting at the National Tree Officers Conference in 2016

Riccardo Arnone, Arboricultural Officer at London Borough of Camden, tells us about his experience of presenting at the inaugural National Tree Officers Conference in 2016. WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT? I was working with my colleague on a study of species diversity in Camden’s annual tree planting programme when the call for […]