Welcome to the LTOA website. The London Tree Officers Association (LTOA) constitutes the professional & technical voice for London's trees & woodlands. Its aim is to enhance the management of the Capital's trees.
We hope that you find the LTOA website both interesting & informative. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
After the success of the bats training courses last year the LTOA has set up another basic training course about bats and woodland run by Sue Morgan of Anglian Ecology and the David Mitchell of the Woodgate Partnership in North London on Friday 31 March 2017. We have a few places left on this training course.
The CPD training will take place in a local pub near Cherry Tree Wood, East Finchley from 9am to 4pm for £135 excluding VAT per person on 31 March 2017 including lunch and refreshments. The nearest tube station is East Finchley on the Northern Line and the pub is right near the station.
You will receive a certificate of attendance signed by the trainers describing the level of knowledge attained on the course.
About the trainers
David Mitchell Dip. Arb. RFS, F. Arbor. A. (rtd) of Woodgate Partnership has 25 years experience in local authority arboriculture and practical woodland management. He also holds a Natural England Licence for bats. Woodgate Partnership offers educational courses, at its own eight ha County Wildlife Site woodland and beyond, integrating care and understanding of protected species with tree and woodland management.
Sue Morgan CEcol, MCIEEM is a Chartered ecologist with over 18 years experience in the field. She holds Natural England Licences for surveying several protected species, including bats and newts. Sue runs Anglian Ecology, her own ecological consultancy based in East Anglia. Clients include The National Trust, Natural England and the Church of England as well as many private organisations and individuals. Sue is a full member of the Chartered Institute for Ecology and Environmental Management and a past Convenor for its East of England section.
After last year’s success of the inaugural National Tree Officers Conference it returns in 2017. The conference is being organised by the London Tree Officers Association (LTOA), the Municipal Tree Officers’ Association (MTOA) and is facilitated by the Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF). This is a great opportunity for tree/woodland/planning officers to present their latest research, best practice and innovation in different areas of local authority arboricultural work.
The conference will be held on Wednesday the 8th November 2017, at the Oakengates Theatre, Limes Road, Telford, TF2 6EP (www.theplacetelford.com).
The submission period for abstracts to be presented at the conference is now open and it will close on Friday 12th May 2017 at 17:00hrs.
Abstracts, up to a maximum of 500 words and will be considered on a wide range of subjects that are relevant to the remit of a tree/woodland/planning officer. (Abstracts will only be considered from local government - employed tree officers and woodland officers.) Presentation sessions will be between 20 – 40 minutes; please specify the length of your presentation will be when making your submission.
For guidance, the following subject headings are suggested:
Abstracts will be reviewed by a selection committee and selection will be based on overall quality, appropriateness, focus and the practical nature of material and appeal to a tree officer audience. Additional subjects (not listed) may be considered, following review by the selection committee.
Conference bookings will open later in the year at http://www.charteredforesters.org/event/tree-officers-conference-2017
We look forward to seeing you at the conference, and receiving a wide range of abstracts.
A call for papers has been issued for the first International Arboriculture Conference to explore the theme of Biosecurity.
The AA National Amenity Conference returns to Exeter University from 10-13 September.
Continuing with our vision of collaboration, we’re pleased to announce that this year’s Conference middle day will be presented in partnership with the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management(CIEEM).
Under the general theme of biosecurity, the Association is inviting submissions for presentations on the following:
AA Members, partners and colleagues are invited to submit papers and ideas under these themes, for presentation at the conference. Authors of submissions selected will then be invited to present their work at the conference. Most presentations will last no longer than 30 minutes.
Proposals should include the following information:
The deadline for proposals is 5pm on Tuesday 28 February 2017. The AA’s conference steering group, which contains AA members, will assess the proposals, and will aim to respond by the end of March.
John Parker, Chair of the London Tree Officers Association, and Greg Packman from the Royal Parks talk to ITN's Martin Stew about the threat posed to London plane trees by canker stain of plane (Ceratocystis platani).