Tree Selection for climate resilience

Tree Selection for climate resilience

Wednesday 13 December 2023 @ 6PM GMT

Tree Selection for climate resilience

CPD hours or CEU points available

With Henrik Sjöman and Arit Anderson

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Henrik Sjöman is Scientific Curator at Gothenburg Botanical Garden, an Associate Professor at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and an Honorary Research Associate at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. He specializes in how trees deliver ecosystem services in urban landscapes and the practical applications of this in terms of diversifying the urban treescape. Henrik communicates his research through numerous publications and by lecturing to urban planners, landscape architects, garden designers and tree nurseries throughout the world.

Arit Anderson studied garden design at Capel Manor College and rose quickly to success at RHS Chelsea 2013 winning the Fresh Talent category followed by a Gold Medal at RHS Hampton Court in 2016 for her own show garden which highlighted the need for renewable energy. She is a presenter for BBC Gardeners' World, hosts a popular podcast 'Growing Greener' and writes for national publications all of which enable her to open up the debate about the future of gardening in a changing climate to a wide audience.

There is an increasingly positive attitude towards trees and tree planting in urban environments, not only among landscape professionals, but from those who previously did not understand the importance of the urban canopy. A new language, that originates from the latest knowledge of the ecosystem services and functions that are linked to our trees, is now available to us. It enables us to communicate and argue for the value of the trees along our streets, in parks and in our private gardens. We can prove how important trees are in creating resilience towards the future challenges of increasing extreme weather. However, in order to reach full capacity in deliverance of these benefits it is important that the trees we planting today develop into large and healthy trees which makes selection for site and climate crucial. In this presentation we want to discuss the importance factors.

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A farmer’s guide to ash dieback

With Eleanor Marks (LEAF) and Berglind Karlsdóttir (Forest Research)

Arboricultural Association is hosting a free live seminar featuring Eleanor Marks (LEAF) and Berglind Karlsdóttir (Forest Research)

November 2023

Thinking Arbs with Ted Green and friends – TREETIME

With Ted Green and friends

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With With Andrew Koeser and Allyson Salisbury

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With Sharon Durdant-Hollamby and Luke Fay

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Trees and the Law

With Dr Charles Mynors and Liz Nicholls

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Guidance on Soil Assessment for Trees

With Claire Harbinson and Simon Parfey

Claire Harbinson and Simon Parfey, from Treework Environmental Practice, join us to discuss Guidance on Soil Assessment for Trees.

January 2023

European tree standards and the dangers of tree planting

With Jarek Kolařík and Martin Tušer

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Thinking Arbs: Retrenchment

With Ted Green and Reg Harris

Ted Green, Reg Harris and friends join us for a webinar to discuss retrenchment.

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Arbor Day: Time for Trees

With Charlotte Bancroft and Dan Lambe

The significance of a day for communities to celebrate the efforts of those who plant and advocate for trees in and around their urban forests. It's an opportunity to engage the public in more than a drive for planting with a focus on large numbers of trees without consideration, but of the importance of getting it right. Arbor Day UK seeks to give the industry visibility and credibility whilst encouraging growth. Empowering school children in tree planting activities could lead to present and future growth.