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Thursday 10th May 2018

Devon ATF Spring Meeting

The next meeting  of the Devon ATF will be at Ugbrooke Park, near Chudleigh on Thursday 10 May. The park was designed by Capability Brown and is an SSSI for the lichen flora on ancient parkland trees. The Devon ATF host will be Alexander Clifford and the guide for the day is Simon Major.

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Saturday 12th May 2018

ATF Yorkshire and East Midlands Field Meeting at Chatsworth Estate

The inaugural meeting of the ATF Yorkshire and East Midlands will be at Chatsworth Estate on Saturday 12 May. John Everitt, Chatsworth’s Head Forester, will lead you on a walk in to the private Old Deer Park to look at the Peak District’s best ancient trees – you’ll also look at other notable trees on the estate.

Apologies for the clash with the Arboricultural Association’s Arbshow, but this was the only date available to grab this exciting opportunity to spend some time in the Old Deer Park.

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Tuesday 22nd May 2018

ATF Wessex visit to Leigh Woods (Bristol)

Join the ATF Wessex on a walk around Leigh Woods (Bristol) on Tuesday 22 May 2018, 10am-3pm. Leigh Woods are owned by the Forestry Commission and the National Trust. The site encompasses semi ancient natural woodland, historic wood-pasture, a scheduled monument, PAWS, ancient coppice and a Grade 2 listed park and garden. The site contains over 500 veteran trees, many of which are lapsed pollards.

Join our staff to discover the history and management of both sides of the site.

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Thursday 7th June 2018

Valuing and managing veteran trees: a one day training course, South Gloucestershire

This one-day introductory course is aimed at those who are responsible for managing areas with veteran trees, anyone who owns veteran trees or has a keen interest.

This course was developed as part of the VETree project (European project across five countries, see www.vetree.eu for details).

Training will be delivered through a combination of presentations, group exercises and field visits with the opportunity to ask questions and discuss.

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Thursday 28th June to Friday 29th June 2018

ATF Summer Conference 2018

David Lovelace

Views from Kentchurch

THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL Please Contact Us Here if you would like to go on the waiting list.

Come and join us for the ATF Summer 2018 conference in Hereford! The conference will follow the same two-day format as previous summer conferences, with indoor presentations from expert speakers on both mornings, and visits to veteran tree sites in the afternoons. There will also be plenty of opportunities to network with a wide range of people interested in the ecology and management of ancient and veteran trees.

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Wednesday 4th July to Friday 6th July 2018

Valuing and managing veteran trees: a three day advanced course for trainers, Hereford

A three-day advanced course aimed at those who would like to share their own knowledge and experience of veteran trees with colleagues, employees, volunteers and community groups. It will equip attendees with the skills, confidence and resources to be able to deliver the ATF’s one-day course on ‘Valuing and Managing Veteran Trees’.

This course was developed as part of the VETree project (a European project across five countries, see www.vetree.eu for details.

Training will be delivered through a combination of presentations, group exercises and field visits with the opportunity to ask questions and discuss.

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