Call for papers issued for first national tree officers' conference

The Institute of Chartered Foresters has issued a call for papers to be presented at the UK's first National Tree Officer's Conference in November.

Image: Lasting Spring
Image: Lasting Spring

Abstracts are to be a maximum of 500 words and can be on a wide range of subjects relevant to the work of a tree, woodland or planning officer, but will only be considered from local government-employed tree and woodland officers. Suggested topics include:

  • Tree strategies/policy/tree database innovation
  • Biosecurity
  • Tree risk management
  • Case studies of tree projects or best practice
  • Tree-related planning and enforcement case studies
  • Raising the profile of trees with local government, or working effectively with politicians
  • Tree planting
  • Working well with the public, tree groups, forums or friends-of groups.

Submissions should be emailed by 14 April to Becky Porter, London Tree Officers Association (LTOA),

The conference is being organised by the LTOA and the Municipal Tree Officers Association (MTOA), and will be held on 9 November 2016 at the Oakengates Theatre, Limes Road, Telford, TF2 6EP. See

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