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Thursday 28th June to Friday 29th June 2018

ATF Summer Conference 2018

Location: Hereford

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.

Field events will include a visit to Kentchurch Park, where the deer park is being restored under Higher Level Stewardship, and ancient and other veteran trees include the the 12 and a half meter girth Jack of Kent oak. Other afternoon destinations include Moccas Park, Croft Castle, Holme Lacy and Moor Abbey Farm.
The morning indoor sessions will take place at the Courtyard Theatre in Hereford, and will include presentations from David Lovelace, Frits Giellssen, Archie Miles and many more.

Booking Information

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

To book your place for each day of the conference, please click the ‘Book now’ button below. You will also be able to book lunches here, and a place at the evening barbeque meal. The cost of the conference is £50.00 per person, per day. Lunches, if required, are £6.50 and the optional evening barbeque meal is £18.00.
You will have the option to pay either with your PayPal account, or via debit or credit card. If you do not have a Paypal account, you will automatically be taken to a Paypal login, but there is a box underneath the login icon ‘Pay with Debit or Credit Card’ which if you click on will take you to the appropriate page. If you prefer to pay by cheque, we would ask that you pay an extra £2.50 to cover our administrative costs.
Please Contact Us Here if you have any queries about booking, but please note that there may be a slight delay in responding.
Please note that the automated booking confirmation email does not constitute a definite place on our summer forum. You will receive a separate confirmation email of your place from our admin email.

13 Comments | Leave a Comment

  • Aljos Farjon says:
    Posted August 20, 2017 at 12:04 pm

    I offer to present a short version (35 min) of my pp presentation ‘Ancient Oaks in the English Landscape’ and my recently published book with the same title.

  • susan olumide says:
    Posted October 23, 2017 at 10:15 am

    would love to visit kenchurch

  • Anna Strachan says:
    Posted November 27, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    I live in Glasgow we have a cottage in Ancient Woodland in Argyll, which is under threat from commercial forestry/ development. It was of triple SSI quality according to SNH but was not protected and has subsequently been badly managed. Huge pole pines, which were supposed to be removed 30 years ago are now overshadowing/ killing veteran oaks and drying out/ harming biodiversity
    I am really concerned .
    Is there a conference/ group in Scotland who would be interested to advise/ help?
    Anna Strachan

    • Judy Dowling says:
      Posted November 29, 2017 at 7:47 am

      I am Lead Voluntary Verifier of the Ancient Tree Inventory in Scotland. We have a Senior Verifier living near Dumfries who may be able to visit or put you in touch with someone down there who could offer advice? Also the Woodland Trust Scotland office in Perth could put you in touch with trees under threat people I think.

    • Helen says:
      Posted March 14, 2018 at 4:12 pm

      I note it’s a while since you posted your query, but have you heard of/contacted the native woodland discussion group? They used to be quite Scottish in focus and their website is http://www.nwdg.org.uk/. Might be able to help .

  • Olly says:
    Posted November 28, 2017 at 4:43 pm

    Is this event open to anyone? I have a strong interest in ancient & veteran trees, but I’m not directly involved in managing them, nor am I an ecologist.

    • Kate Crook says:
      Posted December 13, 2017 at 5:28 pm

      Hi Olly, yes this event is open to everyone, particularly those with a strong interest in ancient and veteran trees. The booking form will go up on the website early in the New Year.

  • chris knapman says:
    Posted February 15, 2018 at 8:31 am

    FAO Anna Strachan- I regularly visit Scotland and am hoping to move there shortly, combining charitable ATF work and development with tree consultancy work. I can advise on this situation and am in contact with SNH.

  • Paul Wood says:
    Posted April 17, 2018 at 2:42 pm

    Living near Hereford and recording hundreds of trees in and around the locality and having a list of rather long proportions of trees to record I was quite looking forward to this and seeing some faces and how you all tick only to find after months of being unable to read or use the website and the ATH site down for upgrading I can suddenly use this site again only to find the conference is full. Great. Is it Full Full

    • Kate Crook says:
      Posted April 17, 2018 at 5:16 pm

      Dear Paul, I am so sorry that the conference is now full, I have added your name to the reserve list and will let you know as soon as anything changes. Would you also like me to add your name to our email list so that you get notifications straight away via our newsletters? Again please accept my apologies.

  • Pete johnson says:
    Posted April 19, 2018 at 4:35 pm

    I booked on the conference several weeks ago paying with PayPal and have had no confirmation so getting a little concerned. I work for Herefordshire Wildlife Trust so have strong local interest.

    • Kate Crook says:
      Posted April 19, 2018 at 5:45 pm

      Hi Pete

      We sent you a confirmation email on 15 March but it must have got lost, I have forwarded it on to you. Please could you let me know if you don’t receive it?

      Please accept my apologies.

      • Kate Crook says:
        Posted April 21, 2018 at 1:31 pm

        Dear Pete

        Unfortunately I have tried using both the ATF email and my own personal email to send you confirmation, but they keep bouncing back. Please could you use the contact page on this website and perhaps give me another email address or confirm your own email address in case something has got transposed? Apologies again, Kate


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