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NTOC Virtual Conference 2020 Week 1

02/11/2020 – 06/11/2020

National Tree Officers Virtual Conference 2020

Preparations are well under way for the fifth National Tree Officers Conference, due to take place online throughout the entire month of November.

Proudly organised by the London Tree Officers Association (LTOA), the Municipal Tree Officers’ Association (MTOA), the Association of Tree Officers (ATO) and the Institute of Chartered Foresters, this influential event will showcase the latest research, best practice and innovation in different areas of local authority tree, woodland and planning work.

This year’s conference will focus on a range of topics from leading arboriculture and urban forestry professionals:

  • Week 1 – Planning
  • Week 2 – Planting and Species Selection in a Changing Climate
  • Week 3 – Pests & Diseases
  • Week 4 – Wildcard Session (a variety of topics)

With several presentations being held every week, there’ll be nearly 20 sessions throughout the month

There’ll be a wide range of international expert speakers presenting on topics such as Ash dieback, plant passporting in urban forestry, biodiversity in the urban landscape, tree planting programmes, sustainable infrastructure, urban treescape resilience and community forestry.

Confirmed presentations include:

Planting Beds with Biochar, Tree Planting, Species Selection and Biodiversity in Stockholm, Sweden
Britt-Marie Alvem, Tree Officer for the City of Stockholm


How does Hampshire Highways replacement tree planting programme compare to Frank S. Santamour’s 10-20-30 rule?
Mike Ripley, Tree Officer at Hampshire County Council


Designing, Delivering and Establishing Urban Tree Planting for the London Borough of Barnet
Katerina Hadincova, Arboriculture Officer at London Borough of Barnet


Plant Health Regulation and its Relevance to Arboriculture
Phil Barwell, Senior Arboricultural Officer at London Borough of Southwark


Community Forestry in Sheffield
Catherine Nuttgens, Community Forestry Manager at Sheffield City Council


How is Urban Treescape Resilience Understood and Implemented by Tree Officers?
James Robinson, Social Scientist at Forest Research


With many more presentations lined up featuring content presented by expert arboricultural and urban forestry professionals, this is set to be a fantastic event.  The National Tree Officers Virtual Conference 2020 will be a great opportunity to learn more about the latest developments in arboricultural and urban forestry work.

Bookings for the National Tree Officers Conference 2020 will open on Friday 4th September:

  • Individual sessions – £10 - Available Soon
  • Week Pass – £18
  • Month Pass (includes access to every session) – £35

The Month Pass also provides continued access to recorded versions of the presentations for 9 months following the event. 

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