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Forestry Commission - London Tree Health Event 2017: “Preparing and responding to London’s tree threats”

Last Updated:  09/02/2017

London Tree Health Event 2017:

“Preparing and responding to London’s tree threats”

Date/time: 9th March 2017 10.30-16.00

Venue: Lesnes Abbey Lodge, Abbey Road, Bexley, DA17 5DL

Event aims & objectives
Aim: to provide up to date information on the recent and imminent tree health threats in
London and SE England, and investigate how we can collaboratively minimise their
impact at strategic and local level.

Event objectives are to:
a) build sector knowledge on the latest tree health threats in the area
b) demonstrate how tree health is being strategically managed
c) strengthen the collaborative effort to reduce the risk of introduction / spread of tree
pests and diseases
d) develop a collaborative approach to tree health preparedness and response to
outbreaks in London

Subjects and speakers
  • The National Tree Health Resilience Plan – Stephanie Godliman, Defra The Arboricultural Association biosecurity statement – Keith Sacre
  • Contingency Planning: responding to new outbreaks
  • Asian Longhorn Beetle case study – Dr Nigel Straw, Forest Research
  • Latest news on London /SE tree pests and diseases – James Roberts, FC
  • Developing biosecurity operational plans – James Roberts, FC
  • A light lunch will be provided
  • At the end there will be a tour of Lesnes Abbey Woods to discuss tree health preparedness

Booking a place
To book a place on this free event, please email
giving your name, organisation and contact details. Places are limited to 80 and
bookings will be taken on a first come first served basis.

SE&L Tree Health Event 2017

Travel information:
We recommend using public transport to get to the venue.
The nearest railway station is Abbey Wood (5-10min walk). The park is on bus routes
229, 469 and B11, bus route 99 serves the woodlands Woolwich Road entrance. Limited
car parking can be found on Abbey Road and New Road.

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