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Tree Health Resources

The Institute’s 2015 National Conference, Tree Health Resilience and Sustainability, took place on 22-23 April at the Angel Hotel in Cardiff. Please find below a series of resources from the event.


Ball, Prof David – Making decisions about uncertain and potentially big risks

Brown, Prof James KM – Learning from Experience of Crop Diseases: An Introduction to the Tree Health and Plant Biosecurity Expert Taskforce

Butt, Prof Tariq – Novel technological solutions: the potential role and limitations of fungi in insect pest control programmes

Connor, Steve – How do we improve public awareness and communications

Cottle, Phil – An insurer’s view of Pest & Disease risk

Davies, Susan – A model for standardised pest and disease risk assessment of UK forests. Case Study: Woodland Carbon Code

Gibbs, Dr John – Experience in the UK: How we tackled tree health problems during the twentieth century and are dealing with problems in the 21st

Gunneberg, Ben – Implications for certification

Hommel, Matt – The Nursery Perspective

Humphreys, Dr David – Action following work of the Tree Health and Plant Biosecurity Expert Taskforce

Leather, Prof Simon – What are the needs for professional education?

Mason, Dr Bill – How should we manage our forests and what should we plant?

O’Hara Jo – Is UK Forestry Resilient?

Potter, Dr Clive – Understanding public tree health concerns: what do we know and why do we need to know more?

Ste-Marie, Catherine – Learning lessons from the mountain pine beetle outbreak in Canada

Strong, Dr Neil – Infrastructure Resilience; Managing trees for a safe and sustainable railway

Ward, Martin – How can global plant health arrangements be improved to protect trees more effectively?

Webber, Dr Joan – Detection and precautionary measures to combat biosecurity threats – a responsibility for all. Promoting best practice in the sector

Wingfield, Prof Mike – Lessons from a global perspective on tree health

Zwack, Jim – Learning lessons from the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB)



The conference opened with a video address from Welsh Government Minister for Natural Resources, Carl Sargeant AM.



Photos from this conference can be viewed on ICF’s Facebook page.


Related Blogs

The Emerald Ash Borer in The United States – Jim Zwack, The Davey Tree Company

Lessons From a Global Perspective on Tree Health – Prof Mike Wingfield, IUFRO

The UK needs more forest health specialists – Prof Simon Leather (Don’t Forget the Roundabouts)


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