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Thursday 28th June to Friday 29th June 2018

ATF Summer Conference 2018

Location: Hereford

David Lovelace

Views from Kentchurch

The 2018 conference will follow the same two-day format as previous events, with indoor presentations from expert speakers in the morning, 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 have yet to be confirmed but are likely to include wood pasture and farmland sites.

The morning indoor sessions will take place at the Courtyard Theatre in Hereford, and the ATF would be keen to hear from those interested in making a veteran-tree related presentation at the conference. Please email admin@ancienttreeforum.co.uk with details of your proposed talk.

Further details of the event will be available in due course, and bookings will open in early 2018.

5 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

  • 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.


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