Climate Change Adaptation of Forests, Woods and Trees in England: Session 1 – The ChallengeBook 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 1: The Challenge
7th October 2020 – 11am
Chaired by Martin Glynn FICFor, this session will give attendees an overview of the principles for adapting trees and woodlands to climate change alongside insights into the findings of the British Woodland Survey 2020. A Q&A session will follow the main presentation.
Simon Lloyd, Chief Executive of the Royal Forestry Society
Gabriel Hemery FICFor, Chief Executive of the Sylva Foundation
Martin Glynn FICFor has more than 25 years’ experience working with a wide range of clients from individual woodland owners to government departments. He specialises in the forest industry and rural development economic assessments, feasibility studies, evaluation, strategy development and project development and management. Wide-ranging experience, academic study and professional development has provided him with knowledge not only of forestry and its contribution to rural development, but also related areas within agriculture, land reclamation, recreation and tourism and renewable energy.
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.
Dr Gabriel Hemery FICFor is an author, tree photographer, and silvologist (forest scientist). He has written three books, both fiction and non-fiction, and appears regularly on TV and radio talking about trees and the environment. He co-founded an environmental charity and is currently its Chief Executive. He co-founded the Sylva Foundation in 2009 and has since led the charity as its Chief Executive. Gabriel is also a founding trustee of Fund4Trees, an arboricultural charity.
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: