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Thursday 27th June to Friday 28th June 2019

ATF Summer conference 2019 at Sherwood Forest

Location: Muthu Clumber Park Hotel and Spa, Blyth Road, Worksop, S80 3PA

Photo credit: Reg Harris


Our summer conference 2019 is to be held in Sherwood Forest on Thursday 27 and Friday 28 June 2019. The venue for the morning talks will be the Clumber Park Hotel in Worksop and the conference will include a visit to the Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre and Nature Reserve. Further information to follow shortly.

Call for Papers

We welcome the submission of papers on the theme of ancient and other veteran tree management and would be particularly interested in presentations that relate to the:

  • Management of ancient and other veteran trees in the local area.
  • Management of ancient and other veteran trees for species conservation.
  • Management of habitats that contain ancient and other veteran trees.
  • Historic land use and its impact upon ancient and other veteran trees.

Proposals should include the following information.

  1. Name
  2. Job title and organisation (if relevant)
  3. Brief biography (no more than 100 words)
  4. Title of talk
  5. Abstract – a summary of content up to 300 words.

The majority of the slots will be 30 minutes in length, however we also have a number of 15 minute slots. Please indicate which you would prefer with your submission.
For more information, or to submit a paper, please  Contact Us (choose Summer Forum from the dropdown list).

The deadline for proposals is 31 January 2019. The Ancient Tree Forum’s steering group will assess the proposals and we aim to respond by 28 February 2019.

In return for presenting, the speakers’ package will include attendance at both days of the forum, lunches, and Thursday evening meal. (Please note that we are unable to cover travel and accommodation expenses.)



New for 2019 we are able to offer three free places for the following:

  • First time conference delegates
  • Under 30’s
  • Overseas delegates

It’s easy to apply, Contact Us (choose Summer Forum from the dropdown list) stating your name, occupation, organisation and which category you’d like to apply for. We ask that the winners produce a short review of the summer forum that we can publish. The deadline for applications is 31 January, we will inform the lucky winners by 11 February.

Competition Terms and Conditions:

Entrants can only apply under one category.

Proof of age required if applying for under 30’s category.

Proof of address required if applying for overseas category.

All applicants are asked to like or follow our Facebook and Twitter pages and share our posts about bookings for the Summer Forum.

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