Institute of Chartered Foresters' urban trees conference line-up announced

The Institute of Chartered Foresters' Trees, People and the Built Environment conference will tackle concerns about the sustainability of urban environments and the importance of protecting and expanding our urban forests.

Speakers include:

Forestry Commission chair Pam Warhurst
Myerscough College’s Dr Mark Johnston on management of the urban forest
New York parks department’s Matt Wells on using research to justify and direct urban forestry programmes in New York City, Canadian consultant Philip van Wassenaer on Strategic Urban Forest Management using Criteria and Indicators
Dr Anna Lawrence, Head of the Social and Economic Research Group
Forest Research, UK on Governance and the Urban Forest
Dr Cecil Konijnendijk, Professor in Green Space Management
University of Copenhagen, Denmark on Innovations in Urban Forestry Governance in Europe
Kenton Rogers, Senior Consultant, Hi-line Consultancy, UK on Measuring the Ecosystem Services of Torbay’s Trees: i-tree Eco pilot project.

Conference Partners:

Arboricultural Association, Ancient Tree Forum, Bartlett Tree Research Laboratories, Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment, Forest Research, Forestry Commission,  ICF, International Society of Arboriculture (UK & I Chapter), Landscape Institute, London Tree Officers Association, Midland Tree Officers Association, Myerscough College, National Association of Tree Officers, Natural England, Royal Institute of British Architects, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Royal Town Planning Institute, Trees and Design Action Group, University of Manchester, Utility Arboriculture Group.

Details at: or call Allison Lock on 0131 240 1425.

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