Tim O'Hare to run soils conference

Soil scientist and landscape consultant Tim O'Hare has organised the second SoilsCon 2016 targeting landscape and looking at the use and management of soils.

Tim O'Hare
Tim O'Hare

SoilsCon 2016, to be held on 5 October in Henley, will focus on the common problems that occur and the mistakes made across the industry with regards to soil use. The talks are intended to provide up-to-date knowledge, practical ideas and solutions in the areas of soil management, selection, specification, manufacture, contamination and analysis.

Talks include:


  • Soil compaction – the biggest issue with landscape soils by Tim O’Hare, principal, Tim O’Hare Associates.
  • Tree root and soil systems – what is going on beneath our feet? by Luke Fay, managing director and senior arboricultural consultant, Treework Environmental Practice.
  • Designing with soils by Andy Sturgeon, principal, Andy Sturgeon Design
  • Understanding manufactured topsoil by Andy Spetch, national TOPSOIL manager, British Sugar TOPSOIL.
  • Contaminated land – clean cover systems by Richard Brinkworth, director, Leap Environmental
  • Wildflower grasslands – a soil scientist’s perspective, by Tim White, senior associate, Tim O’Hare Associates.
  • Maintaining the landscape from the roots up by Alistair Bayford, regional operations director – strategic business, The Landscape Group, using case studies such as the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and Jubilee Park.


See www.toha.co.uk 

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