ICF: Pests & Diseases Workshop

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This workshop will provide Arboriculturists and Foresters living or working in Wales with an update on current and future tree pest and disease threats. Observatree tree health training resources will be available to view. We will also be emphasising the importance of biosecurity and highlighting the practical measures we can all take to reduce the risk of introduction and spread of tree pests and diseases.

The afternoon clinic session will provide an opportunity for attendees to ask tree health-related questions that relate to their work, or more generally to land and woodland management. The session with close with an activity designed to find out what training opportunities attendees would like in the future.

Course Objectives

  • To provide an update on current and future tree pest and disease threats
  • To help reduce risk of introduction and spread of tree pests and diseases
  • To provide the opportunity to ask specific tree health-related questions

Who should attend

Foresters and Arboriculturists living or working in Wales.

Programme

10:15 – Introduction & Welcome

10:30 – Pests & Diseases Presentation

11:30 – Biosecurity Presentation & Activity

12:30 – Lunch

13:30 – Question & Answer Clinic

14:45 – Future Training Needs Activity

15:30 – Close

Speakers

  • Suzanne Sancisi-Frey – Forest Research/Observatree (Pests & Diseases). Suzanne is a Forest pathologist at Forest Research and provides technical training in tree health and support for Observatree volunteers
  • Becki Gawthorpe – Forestry Commission (Biosecurity) – Becki is the Biosecurity Outreach Officer with the Forestry Commission’s Tree Health Team,  tasked with raising awareness of tree health issues and encouraging the uptake of biosecure behaviour. She is responsible for delivering the FC’s “Keep it Clean” biosecurity campaign
  • Sam Milner – Natural Resources Wales (Tree Health) – Sam is NRW’s Tree Health Officer, responsible for planning tree health surveys and issuing Statutory Plant Health Notices.Mark Hillier – Welsh Government (Tree Health & Problems in Wales)
  • Tom Jenkins FICFor – Head of Forest Research in Wales. Tom is the Head of Forest Research in Wales, based in Bangor, north Wales, and has an active professional interest in all aspects of tree health. Tom is responsible for the FR Technical Services Unit (TSU), the staff of which assist with statutory tree health survey work across GB.  He is also manages FR’s Technical Development (TD) department, based in Ae village, south Scotland.
  • Mark Hilleard – is part of the Forest Resources Policy and Plant Health Team in Welsh Government. One of his priorities is to provide a strategic response to tree health issues in Wales.

Booking

This event is subsidised by the Welsh Government and so is currently open only to those living or working in Wales.

Tickets for this event must be booked online through Focus on Forestry First – https://www.focusonforestryfirst.co.uk/event-calendar/14j-icfpd

Catering

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available on arrival. Lunch will also be provided.

Directions & Parking

http://llangollenpavilion.co.uk/location/

Contact

For further details about this event, contact the Institute’s Development Director, Louise Simpson .

January 14, 2020
10:15 - 15:30

Llangollen Pavilion ,
Abbey Road, Llangollen ,
Denbighshire LL20 8SW

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    This workshop will provide Arboriculturists and Foresters living or working in Wales with an update on current and future tree pest and disease threats. Observatree tree health training resources will be available to view. We will also be emphasising the importance of biosecurity and highlighting the practical measures we can all take to reduce the risk of introduction and spread of tree pests and diseases.

    The afternoon clinic session will provide an opportunity for attendees to ask tree health-related questions that relate to their work, or more generally to land and woodland management. The session with close with an activity designed to find out what training opportunities attendees would like in the future.

    Course Objectives

    • To provide an update on current and future tree pest and disease threats
    • To help reduce risk of introduction and spread of tree pests and diseases
    • To provide the opportunity to ask specific tree health-related questions

    Who should attend

    Foresters and Arboriculturists living or working in Wales.

    Programme

    10:15 – Introduction & Welcome

    10:30 – Pests & Diseases Presentation

    11:30 – Biosecurity Presentation & Activity

    12:30 – Lunch

    13:30 – Question & Answer Clinic

    14:45 – Future Training Needs Activity

    15:30 – Close

    Speakers

    • Suzanne Sancisi-Frey – Forest Research/Observatree (Pests & Diseases). Suzanne is a Forest pathologist at Forest Research and provides technical training in tree health and support for Observatree volunteers
    • Becki Gawthorpe – Forestry Commission (Biosecurity) – Becki is the Biosecurity Outreach Officer with the Forestry Commission’s Tree Health Team,  tasked with raising awareness of tree health issues and encouraging the uptake of biosecure behaviour. She is responsible for delivering the FC’s “Keep it Clean” biosecurity campaign
    • Sam Milner – Natural Resources Wales (Tree Health) – Sam is NRW’s Tree Health Officer, responsible for planning tree health surveys and issuing Statutory Plant Health Notices.Mark Hillier – Welsh Government (Tree Health & Problems in Wales)
    • Tom Jenkins FICFor – Head of Forest Research in Wales. Tom is the Head of Forest Research in Wales, based in Bangor, north Wales, and has an active professional interest in all aspects of tree health. Tom is responsible for the FR Technical Services Unit (TSU), the staff of which assist with statutory tree health survey work across GB.  He is also manages FR’s Technical Development (TD) department, based in Ae village, south Scotland.
    • Mark Hilleard – is part of the Forest Resources Policy and Plant Health Team in Welsh Government. One of his priorities is to provide a strategic response to tree health issues in Wales.
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