2019 ICF South West England: Autumn Workshop, Vineyard Tour & AGMBook now
Silviculture remains consistent, whilst everything else we interface with changes on what can feel like a continual basis.
The day will commence with a presentation from Treeconomics, a social enterprise based at Exeter University, who have a passion to understand how trees improve our urban spaces, making them better places to live. The 2019 AGM will be held just before lunch.
This workshop will cover:
- Valuing trees and woodland in the urban and rural context from an economic and social perspective
- Protection of trees and the environment
- Improving safety in the work environment
- The Institute’s President, Alastair Sandels FICFor, will update the group on ICF’s investment plans
Speakers will cover various regulatory and taxation matters to provide up to date information on:
- Woodland valuation and selling
- Inheritance tax, Capital gains tax and VAT for woodland owners
- What we can and can’t say when advising clients on financial matters
- Working with SSSI designations
- Working with archaeological features
- Valuing our urban trees
- Working with overhead powerlines
- Managing health & safety
As something different delegates will receive a tour of the on site vineyard to break up the day. The vineyard has 4.5 hectares of grape vines. By the end of your tour you will understand the complexities of English wine-making, you will discover what it takes to produce award-winning English wine. You will have the opportunity to discuss similar challenges between the sectors, including climate change, marketing a UK grown product and resilience. As well as being a very pleasant way to spend some time, delegates will have an opportunity for some further networking.
This will be an indoor based event, other than the tour of the vineyard, it will provide you with an excellent opportunity to gain some clarity on complex issues, ensuring that you can provide clear and accurate advice to clients.
Catering: Teas, coffees and lunch will be provided.
Annual General Meeting
The 2019 Regional Group AGM will be held just before lunch and is open only to members of the Institute. All members in the region are invited to attend the AGM, which incurs no charge.
Places for the wider event, including the vineyard tour, are limited and must be booked in advance.