Tree seminar set to focus on crown and root balance

Maintaining a healthy balance between the crown and root system of trees at difficult sites will be discussed at a seminar in June.

Gary Watson, head of research at the Morton Arboretum, Illinois, USA, will be the keynote speaker at the arboricultural seminar at Barcham Trees in Cambridgeshire on 9 June.

The theme of his presentation will be the role of root development in the growth of trees in the nursery and the landscape.

Other speakers scheduled to appear include Andy Hirons of Myerscough College, who will make a presentation on his research into the drought adaptation of nursery stock prior to release.

Dr Glynn Percival of Bartlett Tree Experts will discuss his current work on factors relating to transplanting success. The seminar will be chaired by Trees in Towns II author Dr Mark Johnston.

The seminar is free but limited to 300 delegates. To apply, call Keith Sacre on 01353 720748 or email with the subject "Gary Watson seminar".

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