WILLOW COPPICING Sunday 19 May 2013
Coppicing, and working with dry willow at The Ranges, Towpath, Shepperton TW17 9NT.
Contact Sally: 01932 227679 / 07778 370571 for timings, directions and further details.
SURREY TREE WARDEN NETWORK ANNUAL COUNTY FORUM
(including the ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING) Saturday 29th June 2013
The forum will be held from 10am to 4pm in Nutfield Village Hall, Mid Street, South Nutfield, RH1 4JJ.
10:00 Doors open and Registration
10:30 Opening Remarks – Jon Stokes, The Tree Council
10:35 ‘The Natural and Unnatural History of Lime’ - Hugh Milner, Chair of the National Limewood Working Group
Lime is a rare native tree that once was one of the most widespread in the country. With the impact of Ash Dieback and Sudden Oak Death, perhaps this species will come back into it own. These are some of the issues Hugh will explore in this talk.
11:45 Annual General Meeting
12:15 A Healthy Tree Network – Jon Stokes, The Tree Council
Keeping up to date with all the changes that are happening in the tree world is a full time task! In this talk, Jon will provide a technical update on the current threats to our trees, an update on planning changes and talk about the crucial role of Tree Wardens over the next few years.
13:00 Lunch and Raffle
14:00 Outdoor Workshops:
· Hedgerow Harvest – Growing trees for food (Bring gloves, secateurs, loppers even, and get involved in practical work on the hedge and trees in the school grounds)
· Choosing a tree to plant
16:00 Tea and Closing Remarks
Please note: Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided, but please bring your own lunch. Alternatively there is a local store opposite the village hall where snacks and drinks can be bought.
WHAT WE ARE ABOUT
The Surrey Tree Warden Network is about action. Other organisations make their contribution through research, policy setting or campaigning, all of which are essential.
We do things. We plant trees, manage them, advise on them and watch over them.
To do all these right we need knowledge, and not just book-learning. Tree wardens also need to:
To this end we organise forums, training events and site visits to update and maintain tree wardens' skills.
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