• Welcome to the LTOA website

    Welcome to the LTOA website

    The London Tree Officers Association (LTOA) constitutes the professional & technical voice for London's trees & woodlands Read More
  • Become a Sponsor

    Become a Sponsor

    The LTOA relies on subscriptions from its members and sponsorship to operate. Read More
  • CAVAT

    CAVAT

    Capital Asset Value for Amenity Trees (CAVAT). CAVAT provides a method for managing trees as public assets rather than liabilities Read More
  • How to Become a Member

    How to Become a Member

    Members can attend, for free, the the LTOA meetings which are held four times a year and cover a wide range of tree related matters. Read More
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  • Welcome to the LTOA website

    Welcome to the LTOA website

    The London Tree Officers Association (LTOA) constitutes the professional & technical voice for London's trees & woodlands Read More
  • Become a Sponsor

    Become a Sponsor

    The LTOA relies on subscriptions from its members and sponsorship to operate. Read More
  • CAVAT

    CAVAT

    Capital Asset Value for Amenity Trees (CAVAT). CAVAT provides a method for managing trees as public assets rather than liabilities Read More
  • How to Become a Member

    How to Become a Member

    Members can attend, for free, the the LTOA meetings which are held four times a year and cover a wide range of tree related matters. Read More
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The London Tree Officers Association

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.

Thursday 29 November 2012. Hosted by Haringey Council

09:45am Tea and coffee

Gristwood and Toms

10:15am Welcome from LTOA chair and talk from seminar sponsor Gristwood and Toms
10:30am Neil Hipps, How does pruning affect tree water use - lessons from Hortlink 212
11:00am Neil Curling, Lloyds Bank Group Insurance - The insurers perspective and examples of how pruning works
11:30am Tea and Coffee
11:45pm Kal Sandhu, Clyde and Co - Berent v Family Mosaic Housing and London Borough of Islington and Robbins v LB Bexley
12:15pm Jake Tibbetts, Islington Tree Manager - A tree officer perspective and what we need to do for the future
12:45pm Questions for the speakers
1:00pm Lunch at the Cypriot Centre sponsored by Gristwood and Toms

To celebrate the LTOA's 30th anniversary we have photos of your executive committee in 1982, when the LTOA first began. Match the number with the letter and post your answers on the LTOA forum. In a month we will give you the answers.

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Now:

Threat to Common Ash

Information on Chalara fraxinea – Ash Dieback

Charlara fraxinea has been heavily covered in the media over recent days. It is currently not known to be present in London but this is no guarantee that it is not here. Any complacency on the subject would be misplaced as Ash is numerically among the top ten most frequent tree genera in the city. A disease of this type will not only affect the countryside and rural areas but inner city parks, gardens and woodlands.

Foliar symptoms will not be evident through the winter and identification via bark lesions is the only way to spot this disease. Our members will be one of the first lines of defence in identifying and dealing with this disease throughout London's urban forest.

Ash Die-back Disease (C. fraxinea) is being treated as a quarantine pest under national emergency measures, and it is important that suspected cases of the disease are reported to the Forestry Commission or Fera.

Clicking on the two links below will take you to the Forestry Commission's information leaflets - these can be printed out and given to your staff:

http://www.forestry.gov.uk/pdf/Symptoms_guide_Chalara_dieback_of_ash_2012.pdf/$FILE/Symptoms_guide_Chalara_dieback_of_ash_2012.pdf

http://www.forestry.gov.uk/pdf/pest-alert-ash-dieback-2012.pdf/$FILE/pest-alert-ash-dieback-2012.pdf

What should I do if I think my ash trees have the disease?

You should first attempt to correctly identify the disease. Click on the youtube link below for a video to help you to identify the disease.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1GpufLkBto

Suspected cases of Chalara should be reported to one of the following:

Forest Research Tree Health Diagnostic and Advisory Service

T: 01420 23000;

E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Forestry Commission Plant Health Service

T: 0131 314 6414;

E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Fera Plant Health and Seeds Inspectorate

T: 01904 465625;

E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Further information, including a pictorial guide to symptoms, is available at www.forestry.gov.uk/chalara

Below are some other links that you may find useful:

The BBC:
www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-19197660

The Woodland Trust:
www.woodlandtrust.presscentre.com/News-Releases/New-disease-could-spell-the-end-for-the-common-ash-c4e.aspx

Forestry Commission Q&A

http://www.forestry.gov.uk/website/forestry.nsf/byunique/infd-8yrdy7

 

The Arboricultural Association are running three seminars in different locations about the Trees and Design Action Group (TDAG) document 'Trees in the Townscape'.

Please click here to download the event flyer (Adobe Acrobat, PDF - 1.6MB)

National Tree Officers Conference 2017

The National Tree Officers Conference will be held on 8 November 2017 in Telford, Shropshire with speakers sharing their experience and best practice within Local Authority Arboriculture. Anyone is able to attend and booking information is available here.

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How to Become a Member

Members can attend, for free, the LTOA meetings which are held four times a year and cover a wide range of tree related matters.

Click here to find out how to become an associate member