Nadinè Galle Previews Her Presentation for Trees, People and the Built Environment 4

Hailing from evolutionary biology and earth sciences, Nadinè now works at the nexus of cities, ecology, and technology. Ahead of Trees, People and the Built Environment 4, Nadine gives us a preview of her presentation. #TheBigIdea and the next frontier in urban ecosystem management is the #InternetofNature. Our cities are going digital. From self-driving cars […]

Have Your Say on the Future of Arboriculture, Forestry, Horticulture and Landscape Apprenticeships

The Insitute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education has launched a major review of apprenticeships for Agriculture, Environment and Animal Care in England. The review will recommend changes to our existing apprenticeships and set the priorities for apprenticeships in our industries going forward. A consultation supporting this review is now open until 4 December. It is […]

Programme Launched for Trees, People and the Built Environment 4

International Urban Trees Conference Programme Announced With urban forestry high on the political and social agenda, the programme for the UK’s foremost international urban trees research conference has been announced, highlighting the critical importance of creating resilient towns and cities with innovative green infrastructure solutions. Download Programme>> Almost 100 papers were submitted to the Trees, […]

Call for Papers Deadline Extended for Trees, People and the Built Environment 4

International Conference in UK The call for papers for the international cross-discipline urban tree and infrastructure conference Trees, People and the Built Environment 4 has been extended to Sunday 1 September 2019. The 2020 conference takes place at the University of Birmingham on 22 and 23 of April, and follows on from acclaimed events in […]

International Urban Tree Expert to Chair Global Conference in Birmingham

Renowned expert on trees, green spaces and public health in urban environments, Professor Cecil Konijnendijk, is to chair one of the foremost international conferences on tree research and urban greenspace which comes to Birmingham in 2020. Trees, People and the Built Environment 4 (TPBE4), an international event which is held every three years, encompasses the […]

National Tree Officers Conference 2019 – Call for Presentations Now Open

Building on the success of the last three conferences, the fourth National Tree Officer’s Conference is being organised by the London Tree Officers Association (LTOA), the Municipal Tree Officers Association (MTOA) and facilitated by the Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF). This is a great opportunity for tree, woodland and planning officers to present to their peers […]

Bellway Homes TreeBunker

Wrekin Products is a sponsor of the 2018 National Tree Officers Conference (NTOC). The Holmwood Park development of new homes in Ferndown, Dorset, has been created by Bellway Homes Ltd on a site surrounded by large green spaces including 1,000 acres of stunning parkland and forest. The aim of the new residential development was to create an […]

Local Authority Adopted Cellweb® Footpath

Geosynthetics Limited is a sponsor of the 2018 National Tree Officers Conference (NTOC).  Woolton Fields Development, Liverpool Introduction In 2017 Redrow Homes and Liverpool City Council embarked on the redevelopment of the Old Lower Lee School site on Beaconsfiled Rd, Woolton, Liverpool. The site contained numerous high-value trees which would be retained and incorporated into the […]

Managing tree data nationally

Bluesky is a sponsor of the 2018 National Tree Officers Conference (NTOC).  The Bluesky National Tree Map (NTM) identifies the location of more than 280 million trees nationwide, detailing their height and canopy cover. The data was created using innovative algorithms and image processing techniques in combination with the most up-to-date and detailed aerial photography and […]

What’s in a nursery?

Wyevale Nurseries Ltd is a sponsor of the 2018 National Tree Officers Conference (NTOC).  Well, plants of course. And from a Tree Officer`s point of view; Trees!  – But is that true? A nursery these days can be just a shopfront, tree supplies like any commodity can be traded and rattle in from anywhere, the cheapest supplier […]

Showing the way to tread the inventory path

KaarbonTech is a sponsor of the 2018 National Tree Officers Conference (NTOC).  KaarbonTech supply asset management solutions and surveying services to the local authority market. In fact, KaarbonTech systems manage approximately 33% of the local authority highway network for one or more asset. We are predominately involved in drainage, tree and grit bins and provide surveying […]

Keep your eyes and ears open for new opportunities!

Sorbus International is a sponsor of the 2018 National Tree Officers Conference (NTOC).  Trade conferences and exhibitions have always been a key part of the business year for Sorbus. Not only do we get the pleasure of meeting existing and new customers – and despite the revolutions in IT and social media there is still no […]

Promoting preparation: Tree health & biosecurity plans

Forestry Commission is a sponsor of the 2018 National Tree Officers Conference (NTOC).  If a notifiable pest or disease were to be found affecting a tree, woodland, or forest under your management, what would be your response? Would you: Take early retirement? Ask yourself where you are going to find the additional time and funding to […]

Booking opens for the UK’s only dedicated Tree Officer Conference

The acclaimed National Tree Officers Conference will return to Telford, 6 November 2018. Last years’ outstanding event hosted more than 230 delegates from local authorities and private practice around the UK, who travelled to Telford last November. This is the only major conference dedicated to the needs of Tree Officers. More than 93% of last […]

Do you want to speak at the next National Tree Officers Conference?

Express an interest… Share your knowledge and experience with other professional tree officers in the UK, this is your opportunity to help bring excellence to the industry by presenting at the next National Tree Officers Conference (NTOC). With the last National Tree Officers Conference the most successful yet, we want to try and build on […]

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 […]

Are all urban forests equally beneficial?

What is an ‘urban forest’? ‘Urban forest’ is a term that is being increasingly used by those engaged in thinking about (and even delivering) resilient cities. But what does it actually mean? There are various published definitions but for our purposes here we adopt a definition that we and our colleagues proposed last year: ‘The […]

Early Bird Booking Opens for Trees, People and the Built Environment 3

Early bird booking has opened for an acclaimed urban trees research conference. Trees, People and the Built Environment 3 (TPBE3) will return to Birmingham University, 5-6 April 2017. The triennial conference is a unique gathering of built and natural environment professionals, working towards the shared goal of enhancing green infrastructure. It provides an important platform […]