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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The conference proceedings for ‘Trees, People and the Built Environment’, held last year in Birmingham, have now been published by the Forestry Commission. As the Steering Group representative of one of the partner organisations, I would like to thank you once again for the vital role you played in making this a hugely successful event.
The conference proceedings run to 260 pages and contain some 25 papers from expert practitioners and research scientists from around the world. The topics featured cover many different aspects of urban trees, urban forestry and urban greening.
The full proceedings and the individual papers are free and can be downloaded here: www.charteredforesters.org/proceedings2011/. They are also available to download from the Publications section of the Forestry Commission website: www.forestry.gov.uk
Printed copies of the conference proceedings can now be purchased, in A4 size 250 pages in full colour, from:
Mark Johnston, Chair, Conference Steering Group
ICF has confirmed that it is now taking bookings for Future Forestry – Meeting the needs of the 21st century, it’s National Conference for 2012 on 16-17 May.
After a year in which we’ve seen the industry's reaction to policy decisions, huge public concern over forest sell-offs, biosecurity challenges, changing planting demands, tough financial decisions, increased bureaucratic legislation, and a potential long-term skills shortage on the horizon, the conference will look at where we go from here.
Future Forestry will look at forestry on the world stage, the challenges we’re facing in the UK, the complex relationship between trees and society, the opportunities ahead, and how we balance the diverse needs of stakeholders.
Conference chairman Marcus Sangster said: “If you predicted the changes then come and tell us. If not then come and hear what some of the industry’s leading experts – from home and abroad - have to say.
“We want industry professionals to join us to discuss how we can interpret society’s demands on our trees and woodland into innovative ideas for today's businesses.”
The conference will be held at the CBI Conference Centre, Centre Point, London, and ICF is offering early bird ticket savings for a limited period.
Speakers will include: The Rt Rev James Jones, the Bishop of Liverpool and Chair of the Independent Panel on Forestry; John L Innes, Dean of the Faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia; Tim Rollinson FICFor, Director General of the Forestry Commission GB; Dr Jason Beedell, Partner, Smiths Gore; Jon Owen Jones, Forestry Commissioner Wales and former MP; Charles Mynors (Conference Dinner), Barrister and leading tree law specialist.
Conference details at: www.charteredforesters.org/conference/
Jim Urban, FASLA, will present principles from his book, Up By Roots: Healthy Soils and Trees in the Built Environment, in two one-day, hands-on workshops. This event is designed to introduce key concepts used in site assessment and give attendees experience performing basic soil analyses. “Up By Roots” will focus on site assessment and plant selection and has applications in site development, landscape design, tree protection, and plant health care.
Registration for the workshop is now open. Given the hands-on nature of this event, seating is limited so register now to ensure your participation.
Event dates and locations: Tuesday, May 22, 2012, Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham, West Midlands
Thursday, May 24, 2012, Syon Park, London (Brentford), Middlesex
Registration only: Members, £95; Supporting Organisation Members (this includes LTOA members), £120; Non-members, £150
Registration and Up By Roots book: Member, £130; Supporting Organisation Members (this includes LTOA members), £155; Non-members, £185
Registration Deadlines: 18 May 2012
This workshop is being held in conjunction with the United Kingdom/Ireland Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture. Visit the United Kingdom/Ireland ISA website for more information regarding these Up By Roots Workshops.
7 ISA CEUs are available.