National Tree Officers Virtual Conference 2020

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Tickets are now on sale for the fifth National Tree Officers Conference, due to take place online throughout the entire month of November.

Proudly organised by the London Tree Officers Association (LTOA), the Municipal Tree Officers’ Association (MTOA), the Association of Tree Officers (ATO) and the Institute of Chartered Foresters, this influential event will showcase the latest research, best practice and innovation in different areas of local authority tree, woodland and planning work.

This year’s conference will feature a range of topics from leading arboriculture and urban forestry professionals:

With several sessions every week, there’ll be nearly 20 presentations held throughout the month. Book your Month Pass today and gain access to every session of the conference!

There’ll be a wide range of international expert speakers presenting on topics such as Ash dieback, plant passporting in urban forestry, biodiversity in the urban landscape, tree planting programmes, sustainable infrastructure, urban treescape resilience and community forestry.

Confirmed presentations include:

Planting Beds with Biochar, Tree Planting, Species Selection and Biodiversity in Stockholm, Sweden
Britt-Marie Alvem and Neil Ross, Stockholm City Council

Veteran Trees and Planning – Is Current Practice the Best Practice?
James Remmington, Planning Tree Officer at Buckinghamshire Council

Leicestershire County Council’s Ash Dieback Action Plan
Stewart Marshall, Team Leader (Forestry Officer) at Leicestershire County Council

How does Hampshire Highways replacement tree planting programme compare to Frank S. Santamour’s 10-20-30 rule?
Mike Ripley, Tree Officer at Hampshire County Council

The Impact and Management of Pests and Diseases at Kew
Kevin Martin, Manager of Arboriculture at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Designing, Delivering and Establishing Urban Tree Planting for the London Borough of Barnet
Katerina Hadincova, Arboriculture Officer at London Borough of Barnet

Community Forestry in Sheffield
Catherine Nuttgens, Community Forestry Manager at Sheffield City Council

How is Urban Treescape Resilience Understood and Implemented by Tree Officers?
James Robinson, PhD Researcher at the University of Edinburgh and Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

My Role as Arboricultural Officer for the Office of Public Works in Ireland
Cormac Downey, Arboricultural Officer at the Office of Public Works, Ireland

Growing a Green City – Planning for the Urban Forest
Simon Needle, Principal Arboriculturist and Ecologist at Birmingham City Council

A Single Digital Tree Preservation Order Data Set – Nature and Technology Working in Harmony
Nick Boddington, HM Land Registry

‘Right Tree, Right Place, Right Infrastructure’: The Importance of Urban Tree Pit Design in Hard Landscapes
Dean Bell, PhD Researcher in the Centre for Sustainable Planning and Environments at the University of the West of England, and Chris Corder, Assistant Arboricultural Manager at Hampshire County Council

Urban Greening Factor
Jake Tibbetts, City Gardens Manager at City of London

Building Capability and Capacity in Plant Health and Biosecurity
Dr Charles Lane, Royal Society Biology, Senior Plant Health Professional at Fera Science Ltd.

Right Tree, Right Place – A Strategic Overview of How This May Be Achieved
Chris Colwell, Senior Arboricultural Officer at The City of Westminster


The National Tree Officers Virtual Conference 2020 will be a great opportunity to learn more about the latest developments in arboriculture and urban forestry.

Bookings for the National Tree Officers Virtual Conference 2020 are now open!

  • Individual sessions – £10
  • Week Pass – £18
  • Month Pass (includes access to every session) – £35

The Month Pass provides excellent value and offers continued access to recorded versions of the presentations for 9 months following the event.

We’re looking forward to seeing you at the National Tree Officers Virtual Conference 2020!

November 2, 2020 - November 27, 2020

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