#CPDSeptember – Overcoming the Challenges of Tree Planting & Establishment
Overcoming the Challenges of Tree Planting & Establishment
Hosted by: Amelia Williams MICFor CEnv
About the Speaker
Amelia is a Chartered Arboriculturist and Chartered Environmentalist with a passion for trees and has over 20 years experience within the arboricultural industry. She has been in various roles throughout her career as a Tree surveyor and Tree Officer in Local Government at Test Valley Borough Council in both the Planning and Leisure roles where she has been responsible for organising large replacement tree planting schemes. Amelia was also a lecturer in arboriculture at Moulton College in Northampton teaching theory and practical qualifications in arboriculture. After that she became an independent Tree consultant for CBA Trees, and then set up her own arboricultural consultancy. This was followed by ten years as the Tree and Grounds Maintenance Manager for Aspire managing the Ministry of Defence Garrisons in Hampshire and Wiltshire and a tree population of over 40,000 trees. Currently Amelia is the managing Director of The Arboricultural Company which she started in 2020 and still enjoys growing trees from seed, developing her bonsai and working on her garden trees in her spare time.
In this #MembersHour, Amelia will provide an insight into her own tree planting experiences from designing and implementing tree planting programmes with follow up maintenance regimes for domestic sites, MOD estate scale projects and local authority level tree planting schemes in rural through to semi rural areas. It aims to provide guidance on creating successful tree planting schemes and share the knowledge and solutions to the problems encountered with tree planting to ensure successful thriving tree populations of the future.
Here’s what will be covered:
- Assessing planting locations
- Case study examples of tree planting scales
- Planning tree planting schemes
- Guidance on tree selection
- Sourcing trees and checking quality
- Pre planting preparations
- Actual tree planting process
- Tree protection and recording
- Aftercare and on going maintenance
Who Should Attend
This event is exclusive to members of the Institute and will be of particular interest to anyone who wants to get involved or is involved in tree planting from a single tree to large scale tree planting projects and anyone who wants to maintains trees or is currently involved in maintaining trees.
- Urban Tree Manual – Forestry Commision
- Tree Design Action Group (TDAG) Tree species selection for green infrastructure: A guide for specifiers
- Trees in Hard Landscapes: A Guide for Delivery is the companion document to Trees in the Townscape: A Guide for Decision Makers
- Climate matching tool: identifies parts of Europe that currently experience the climate that a ‘location’ is forecast to experience in the 2050s or 2080s under different Special Report on Emissions Scenarios (SRES) scenarios
- DEFRA Tree health resilience strategy 2018
- UK based: London (Forestry Commission) Right trees for a changing climate
- British Standard (2014) BS 8545:2014 Trees :From nursery to independence in the landscape – recommendations
- Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (2006) Tree Roots in the Built Environment, TSO. National Joint Utilities Group (2004) NJUG Guidelines for the planning, installation and maintenance of utility apparatus in proximity to trees.
- NJUG Volume 4 (2007)
Taking place on Zoom, the presentation will be followed by an interactive Q&A session.
This #MembersHour is part of the Institute’s #CPDSeptember and will take place on Thursday 24 September at 11am.
Bookings are now open.