ICF Members’ Hour – Plant Healthy: Certification Schemes and Plant Biosecurity
Join us for #MembersHour hosted by Alistair Yeomans MICFor CHort, Scheme Manager for the Plant Healthy Certification Scheme.
In this session, Alistair will provide an overview of the Plant Healthy Certification Scheme and the use of voluntary certification schemes to improve plant biosecurity in the UK and beyond.
About the Speaker
After graduating in Horticulture (BSc Hons) from Strathclyde University, Alistair Yeomans MICFor was accepted for a programme in botanical garden management at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, where he also became a certified arborist. He read Forestry (MSc) at the University of Oxford. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Horticulture.
A theme throughout Alistair’s career has been the cultivation and management of plants, either in a nursery setting or in the wider landscape. He has managed a salad farm and an ornamental nursery in Portugal, as well as two UK nurseries which supply amenity shrubs and trees of varying sizes.
Alistair was an initial member of staff at Sylva Foundation, where he worked with colleagues and partners to develop: the myForest woodland management system, the British Woodlands Survey, the Woodland Wildlife Toolkit and the reverse auction design behind the NatureBid platform. He is the Resilience Associate at Sylva Foundation, the Coordinator of the Horticultural Trade Association’s Tree and Hedging Group and a Research Associate at the Open University.
Alistair works with the Plant Health Alliance and manages the Plant Healthy Certification Scheme, which aims to promote and enhance plant health and biosecurity measures to protect plants and associated ecosystems in the UK and beyond.
Taking place on Zoom, this presentation will be followed by an interactive Q&A session.
This #MembersHour will take place on Thursday 11 March between 11am and 12pm. You can also join in the chat on Twitter #MembersHour.
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