Arboriculturists to lobby government with trees manifesto

A draft Manifesto for Trees is to be launched at a national trees and climate adaptation conference tomorrow (19 November).

The draft Manifesto for Trees, which has been developed by Treework Environmental Practice principal consultant Neville Fay, is to be launched at the Royal Geographical Society in London.

It has been developed following discussions with the Forestry Commission and will provide a starting point for discussion on how such a manifesto, or charter, could be used to lobby government on the importance of trees in climate change adaptation.

Tree consultant Jeremy Barrell, who has been involved in early discussions, told HW the aim was for a more co-ordinated approach to promoting trees.

"At the moment, people are all working in slightly different directions and not being pulled together very coherently through an overarching framework," explained Barrell.

"At the seminar we will be exploring the best way of getting a resolution that brings everyone together. That way we can begin to lobby government."

The manifesto will be launched at the TEP-run seminar Trees and Urban Climate Change.

Speakers at the event include:

  • Sir Terry Farrell - Terry Farrell & Partners
  • Dr Mark Johnston - Myerscough College
  • Martin Kelly - Capita Lovejoy
  • Katie Roberts - Trees for Cities
  • Tim Rollinson - Forestry Commission

 

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