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This year, the Institute’s National Study Tour will be held in Aberdeen and Deeside in conjunction with the European Forest Institute’s annual conference, ‘Plantation forests to native forests: Delivering multiple ecosystem benefits in a changing climate’.
The increasing global demand for wood-based products and the impact of climate change on European forests have focused a spotlight on the role, challenges, and opportunities that plantation forests and native forests have to offer. The National Study Tour aims to examine the potential risks and opportunities of different types of forests in delivering multiple ecosystem benefits in a changing climate. Scientists, policy-makers, and practitioners from the Institute of Chartered Foresters and the European Forest Institute will hopefully come together for an informed and synergistic discussion on these issues.
On Thursday 19 September, we will meet at the Village Hotel, Aberdeen, for an early evening series of scene-setting talks before an informal Study Tour Dinner. On Friday 20 September, minibuses will transport us on our visits to:
- Durris Forest
- Glen Tanar Estate
The coordinator for the National Study Tour 2019, ‘Plantation forests to native forests: Delivering multiple ecosystem benefits in a changing climate’ is James Nott MICFor, Conservator of Grampian Conservancy with Scottish Forestry.
Who Should Attend?
Forest and woodland managers and other practitioners, land agents, landowners, policy makers and academics who want to:
- stay ahead and consider potential new markets
- share knowledge and build professional networks with like-minded forestry and arboricultural sector professionals.
Attendees may also wish to attend the European Forest Institute annual conference, ‘Plantation forests to native forests: Delivering multiple ecosystem benefits in a changing climate’ taking place on Thursday 19 September at Macdonald Norwood Hall Hotel. Tickets can be purchased from the EFI’s website. The Institute intends to provide courtesy transport from the Macdonald Norwood Hall Hotel to the Village Hotel at the end of the seminar session.
Where to Stay?
If you require accommodation for the National Study Tour, the Institute has a number of allocated rooms at The Village Hotel for £55.00 single occupancy, Bed & Breakfast overnight on Thursday 19 September.
How to Book
The National Study Tour is only open for ICF members’ priority booking at present. Please ensure that you read the terms and condition of booking for the National Study Tour 2019 before confirming your booking. Please note that places for the National Study Tour are limited and a waiting list will be in operation when the tour is full.
Point of contact
Should you require any further information regarding the National Study Tour, then please contact our Events Manager, Nathaniel Jackson.