Pests & Diseases

The Institute of Chartered Foresters and Focus of Forestry First have teamed up to bring you a one-day workshop that focuses on pests and diseases.

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.

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)
  • Becki Gawthorpe – Forestry Commission (Biosecurity)
  • Sam Milner – Natural Resources Wales (Tree Health)
  • Mark Hillier – Welsh Government (Tree Health & Problems in Wales)

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

Catering

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

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 at https://www.focusonforestryfirst.co.uk/event-calendar/30o-icfcc-4an4x

Contact

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

November 26, 2019
10.00 - 15.30

The Parc Golf Club ,
Church Lane, Marshfield ,
Newport NP10 89TU

Ticket Type Ticket Price
Standards Tickets (available only to Welsh residents working within the Trees & Timber sector) 20.00
  • Add to Calendar 26/11/2019 10.00 26/11/2019 15.30 Europe/London Pests & Diseases

    The Institute of Chartered Foresters and Focus of Forestry First have teamed up to bring you a one-day workshop that focuses on pests and diseases.

    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.

    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)
    • Becki Gawthorpe – Forestry Commission (Biosecurity)
    • Sam Milner – Natural Resources Wales (Tree Health)
    • Mark Hillier – Welsh Government (Tree Health & Problems in Wales)

    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
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