Tree associated fungi & veteran tree management: New insights into fungal strategy and the management of veteran trees

  01/09/2016
Last Updated:  08/09/2016

3 October 2016

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

CPD: 5.5 hours

Members £75.00 | Non-Member £ 95.00

This course is presented by Dr Helen Read and Professor Lynne Boddy. The aim of this one-day course is to gain new insights into fungal strategy and learn about the implications for tree management.

Who is the course aimed at?

This event is suitable for any interested professionals such as; arborists, arboricultural consultants, surveyors, managers, architects, landscape architects, developers, urban planners, tree officers, planning officers.

Dr Helen Read will cover topics including:

  • The problems of managing a population of ancient beech and oak trees – the ageing process, pollards, decay processes, the value of the trees in terms of biodiversity, growth types and the consequences of growth and decay for management
  • the situation at Burnham Beeches
  • Population structure and looking to the future with young pollards, grazing and a long-term vision

Professor Lynne Boddy will cover topics including:

  • An introduction to the range of symbionts
  • Understanding the relative life-cycles, roles and functions of mycorrhizae, endophytes and pathogens
  • The variety of fungal communities found in trees and their interaction
  • A range of other organisms found in wood – vertebrates, invertebrates and 'red listed' fungi the role of bacteria in wood decay ecology

This course has no pre-requisites.

This event is suitable for any interested professionals such as; arborists, arboricultural consultants, surveyors, managers, architects, landscape architects, developers, urban planners, tree officers, planning office.

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