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.
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.
Twenty percent, more or less. That has been the figure given for tree cover in London for 20 years. This is despite hundreds of thousands of trees planted in the same period and many initiatives to increase tree numbers in the city.
Now the doubts are over. The accurate and precise figure for 2010 is 21.87%. This is made up of two elements: woodlands and isolated trees, e.g. street trees and trees in gardens and parks. Woodland covers 7.37% of the city. Isolated trees (or trees in small groups or lines which don’t qualify as woodlands) cover a further 14.5% of the city.
Calculating accurate figures for London’s tree cover is vital for the future:
Free Seminar – Coles Nurseries, Leicester – Thursday 23 February 2012
If your budgets have been squeezed, buying bare-root trees is a cost-effective and environmentally-friendly route to fulfilling your planting requirements - within budget.
We are running a free seminar focusing on the different forms of trees available for Autumn and Winter planting. Managing your tree planting budgets: The Bare-Root Alternative is a morning or afternoon session on Thursday, 23 February 2012 in Leicestershire.
For anyone involved with the design, specification, purchasing, handling or maintenance of trees for landscaping schemes, the seminar demonstrates the benefits and costs of bare-root trees, grading and growing, lifting, handling and establishment. Breakfast or lunch is provided.