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.
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Building on the success of the last three conferences, the fourth National Tree Officer’s Conference is being organised by the London Tree Officers Association (LTOA), the Municipal Tree Officers Association (MTOA) and facilitated by the Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF).
This is a great opportunity for tree, woodland and planning officers to present to their peers on the latest research, best practice and innovation in different areas of local authority arboricultural and urban forestry work.
The conference will be held on Wednesday the 6th November 2019, at the Concert Hall in Reading Town Hall, Berkshire, RG1 1QH.
The period for submitting presentation outlines for the conference is now open and it will close on Monday 20 May 2019 at 17:00.
Outlines must include the following information:
Based on delegate feedback from last year’s conference, the following topics are suggested:
Additional relevant topics will be considered, following review by the selection committee.
Outlines will be reviewed by a selection committee comprising Andy Lederer, ICF; Matthew Seabrook, MTOA; Al Smith, LTOA; Jake Tibbetts, LTOA; Becky Porter, LTOA; Hester McQueen, ICF. Selection will be based on overall quality, appropriateness, focus and appeal to a local authority audience.
We look forward to seeing you at the conference, and receiving a wide range of submissions.
The National Tree Safety Group comment on Court of Appeal decision in Witley Parish Council v Cavanagh EWCA Civ 2232, the recent case discussing a landowner’s liability for injuries caused by a falling tree which was alleged not to have been inspected properly: