Climate Change Adaptation of Forests, Woods and Trees in England: Session 3 – Species ChoiceBook now
Featuring in-depth content developed and presented by expert members of the Forestry and Climate Change Working Group (FCCWG), this informative series of events will provide attendees with a comprehensive overview of the principles for adapting trees and woodlands to climate change, information on which silvicultural systems are best suited to managing species mixes, and also offer advice on how to select species to meet management objectives.
Four events will be held throughout October, with a diverse range of content being delivered through a mix of presentations, case studies and panel discussions. These sessions were developed following the publication of the Forestry Commission’s Managing England’s Woodlands in a Climate Emergency with a view to providing more guidance to the sector.
These free online sessions will be proudly hosted by the Institute of Chartered Foresters.
Session 3: Species Choice
21st October 2020 – 11am
Chaired by Simon Lloyd, Chief Executive of the Royal Forestry Society, this session will give attendees information on how to select species and provenances to meet management objectives. A Q&A session will follow the main presentation.
Rob Coventry, Woodland Resilience Officer at the Forestry Commission
Chris Reynolds, Project Leader at Forest Research
Adam Todd, Forest Manager at Pryor & Rickett Silviculture
John Tucker MICFor, Director of Woodland Creation at The Woodland Trust
Simon Lloyd was appointed Chief Executive of the Royal Forestry Society in 2012. He spent 28 years in the business-to-business marketing arm of BP in a wide range of roles in the UK and overseas, before being appointed Bursar of Hertford College, Oxford. He has a BA in Geography (Oxford) and a PG Diploma in Forestry (Bangor). He is custodian of woodland on his family’s estate in Herefordshire.
Rob Coventry works as a Resilience Officer for the Forestry Commission. Much of his work focusses on soils and species selection, particularly in relation to the recovery of woodlands affected by ash dieback. He advises the sector in Southeast England and contributes to national guidance to support the rest of the country. Rob previously worked as a silviculturist at Forest Research, and prior to that completed an MSc in Forestry and climate change at Göttingen and Copenhagen universities.
Chris Reynolds is project leader on Emerging Species in the Centre for Sustainable Forestry and Climate Change, Forest Research, Alice Holt. His 30 years as a forester and keen interest in all things trees enables him to link sound research with practical applications to provide silvicultural confidence in a range of alternative species.
John Tucker MICFor is a Chartered Forester with 40 years’ experience of multi-purpose forestry. He worked for Woodland Trust since 1994 in a variety of forest management roles, with a strong focus on woodland creation since 2010. His current role is Director of Woodland Outreach, focusing on creation and restoration work with a wide variety of partners from farmers and landowners, schools and communities to local authorities and larger landowners such as Defence Estates.
The Forestry Climate Change Working Group is comprised of several leading forestry organisations, including CLA, CONFOR, Defra, the Forestry Commission, Forest Research, the Future Trees Trust, the Institute of Chartered Foresters, Lockhart-Garratt, Natural England, the National Trust, Pryor and Rickett, the Royal Forestry Society, the Sylva Foundation, Tilhill, the Tree Council, Woodland Heritageand the Woodland Trust. It was created to drive forward closer relationships with government in terms of policy, forestry strategy, regulation, science and innovation.
You can read the FCCWG’s Forestry Climate Change Action Plan Progress Report on the Institute of Chartered Forester’s website: