#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.

Session Outline

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.

Suggested Pre-Reading


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.