Forestry Commission- Tree Health Event

November 5, 2015

Forestry Commission- Tree Health Event

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Environment Agency Offices

9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Event Details

Forestry Commission England is holding an event on the 5th November 2015 to update agents and owners on current local tree health issues, communicating keys messages on climate change and the need for increased resilience in forests and woodlands as well as describing the help and support available for the Forestry Commission for private woodland owners to address plant health issues and increase woodland resilience.


The event will be chaired by John Weir and comprise of the following agenda

09:30 – 10:00 Registration and refreshments

10:00 – 10:05 Welcome and Introduction (Crispin Thorn)

10:05 – 10:45 Current Tree Health Issues in Yorkshire/North East (Alan Ockenden)

10:45 – 11:05 How is the climate likely to change and what does this mean for forestry in Yorkshire/North East England (Mark Broadmeadow)

11:05 – 11:30 Which species are likely to become unsuitable and what are the alternatives? (Bill Mason)

11:30 – 11:50 Refreshment Break

11:50 – 12:20 Case Study: Making Forests more Resilient (Paul Clevey)

12:20 – 12:40 Support available from the FC to help increase resilience and deal with tree diseases (Chris Waterfield)

12:40 – 13:00 Biosecurity (Alan Ockenden)

13:00 – 13:15 Question and Answer session (All)

13:15 – 14:00 Lunch


Car parking will be available.

Should you wish to attend, please contact the FC’s Yorkshire and North East Area Team on 0300 067 4900.

Please note that there are limited places, therefore should you no longer be able to attend the event, please advise us at your earliest opportunity so that we may offer others the opportunities to attend.

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