2018 ICF North Scotland: Plant and Planters Health in the 21st Century – Challenges and Opportunities Facing Establishment

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The ICF North Scotland Regional Group invite you to attend their next CPD event taking place at the Christie-Elite Tree Nursery and Darnaway Estate. During the morning we will be given a tour of the nursery and will be discussing the issues surrounding plant health and emerging disease threats. The ICF Vice President and FISA Director, Alistair Sandels FICFor, will talk in the afternoon on site at the Darnaway Estate about aspects of machinery safety followed by further discussions about hazards, well-being and safety.

Priority Booking

Members of the Institute of Chartered Foresters have early access booking from Thursday 26 April.
This event will be released for general booking from Tuesday 8 May.


10.00 Meet at Christie-Elite, Forres, beside A96, at Eastern end of Forres, IV36 3TW

10.25 Introduction
Dietrich Pannwitz MICFor

10.30 Nursery Tour and Plant Health Discussions
Matt Hommel MICFor

11.45 Travel to Darnaway Estate (bring own packed lunch for stop at site)

12.30 FISA Priorities & Operational Planning – Focus on Safety for Establishment Machinery
Alistair Sandels FICFor, Vice President of the Institute of Chartered Foresters & Director of FISA

13.30 Planters Well Being (Physical and Mental)
Presentation by RSABI or Dietrich Pannwitz MICFor

13.45 Hand Planting Aspects e.g. Treated Trees, Lone Working etc.
Ben Clinch MICFor CEnv / Matt Hommel MICFor

14.00 Summary and Close

*Please bring your own lunch, clean boots and outdoor clothing

May 22, 2018

Christie Elite Tree Nursery ,
Forres IV36 3TW

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