As forestry gains prominence in the fight against climate change, there are significant increases in woodland creation and a possible public perception that felling trees is bad. This in-person winter workshop will cover a range of topics, ending with a panel session that will consider how as an industry we get the right message across to the public.
- 09.45 Arrival & coffee
- 10.15 Welcome & Introduction – Stuart Ogilvie MICFor
- 10.20 EWCO & general update on grants – Cora Pfarre
- 10.40 Trees-to tax or not to tax? – David Gittins MA FCA
- 11.15 Break
- 11.30 Everybody wants to plant more trees, and here’s how tree improvement will help make that economically viable – Tim Rowland
- 12.30 Lunch & networking
- 13.15 Woodland valuation-what’s it all about? – Crispin Golding MICFor
- 13.45 TREECONOMICS, Planning the Urban Forest: Why an evidence base is critical to success – Keith Sacre MICFor
- 14.15 FISA 608 Tree Shear & Grapple Saw Safety Guide – Sean Reilly
- 14.40 South West Regional Group AGM
- 14.50 Open session-As an industry how do manage public perceptions around woodland management & creation? – Panel
- 15.30 Questions & close
Cora Pfarre – Field Manager, Forestry Commission
Cora studied forestry in Germany and came to the UK 7 years ago. Since arriving in the UK she has been involved with the Lancashire Wildlife Trust, Wiltshire Wildlife Trust, City of London Corporation and for the last two years has been working for the Forestry Commission. Currently Cora is appointed as Field Manager covering London, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire where she shares her passion for woodland management with her team as well as the wider stakeholder network. As Field Manager Cora approves felling licences and grant applications and has taken the lead on Woods into management, but particularly Countryside Stewardship Higher Tier Woodland Improvement grants (WD2) across SE & London region. Furthermore, Cora has supported Wiltshire Wildlife Trust for years and is currently appointed as Trustee.
David Gittins MA FCA – Woodland Taxation Advisor, Confor
David is an expert in financial matters relating to forestry and is the Confor woodland taxation advisor. David will be covering all matters around taxation, something members have varying levels of knowledge of and knowing where the limitations are when advising is useful.
Tim Rowland – CEO, Future Trees Trust
Tim is CEO of the Future Trees Trust, the only UK charity dedicated to improving broadleaved trees by conventional selective breeding. They use research to make sure that the next generation of broadleaved trees will produce better quality timber more quickly and will deliver all the environmental, social and economic benefits that they possibly can.
Crispin Golding MICFor – Director, Golding Forestry
Crispin is an independent Chartered Forester with significant experience both overseas and in the UK managing forestry for a wide range of client types. Crispin will be talking about woodland valuation, not from a ‘how to’ perspective, but more about the overall principles.
Keith Sacre MICFor – Director, Treeconomics
Keith is a very well known figure in the sector and as well as being a Director of Treeconomics, is also a Director at Barcham Trees and outgoing Chairman of the Arboricultural Association. Treeconomics is a social enterprise based at Exeter Science Park. It is the mission of Treeconomics to work with communities, businesses, and research institutions, to highlight the value of trees. Treeconomics has collaborated in over 30 projects in the UK and abroad, including the UK pilot of i-Tree, which took place in Torbay in 2010. The company has also produced reports valuing London’s urban forest, and is involved in ongoing work with Highways England, to develop tools for the cost benefit analysis of its natural capital.
Sean Reilly – Managing Director, Bioequipment Ltd
Sean is Managing Director of Bioequipment Ltd and member of FISA has headed up the drafting group for FISA 608 Tree Shears & Grapple Saw, a method increasingly being employed to deal with ever more dangerous roadside ash.
This is an in-person event and tickets are limited due to COVID-19. Lunch is provided.
Ticket Type 1 - Standard
Ticket Price 1 - £20
Event Region - south_west_england