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National Tree Officers Conference 2018 - Call for Presentations Now Open

  30/03/2018
Last Updated:  30/03/2018

Building on the success of the last two conferences, the third National Tree Officers Conference is being organised by the London Tree Officers Association (LTOA), the Municipal Tree Officers Association (MTOA) and facilitated by the Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF). This is a great opportunity for tree/woodland/planning officers to present to your colleagues on the latest research, best practice and innovation in different areas of local authority arboricultural and urban forestry work.

The conference will be held on Tuesday the 6th November 2018, at the Oakengates Theatre, Limes Road, Telford, TF2 6EP. Conference bookings will open later in the year, see link below:

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The submission period for presentation outlines that could be included at the conference is now open and will close on Friday 25th May 2018 at 17:00hrs.

Outlines must include the following information:

  • Name
  • Email
  • Presentation topic
  • Presentation overview (500 word maximum)
  • Time slot required (i.e. 20 minutes)

For guidance, some of the following subjects are suggested:

  • Planting & species selection
  • Pest & Disease
  • Highways engineer engagement
  • Contracts
  • Green Infrastructure
  • Planning conditions
  • Ecosystem services
  • Tree loss mitigation
  • Prosecution & Enforcement
  • Tree strategies/policy/tree database innovation

Additional relevant topics may be considered, following review by the selection committee. Presentations will be reviewed by a selection committee (Andy Lederer, ICF; Matthew Seabrook, MTOA; Al Smith, LTOA; Jake Tibbetts, LTOA; Becky Porter, LTOA; Hester McQueen, ICF) and selection will be based on overall quality, appropriateness, focus and the practical nature of material and appeal to the audience.

We look forward to seeing you at the conference, and receiving a wide range of submissions.

Outlines should be sent by email to: Becky Porter, London Tree Officers Association executive.officer@ltoa.org.uk.

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