The LTOA - Caring for the Capital's Trees
Welcome to the LTOA website. The London Tree Officers Association (LTOA) constitutes the professional & technical voice for London's trees & woodlands. Its aim is to enhance the management of the Capital's trees. We hope that you find the LTOA website both interesting & informative. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
The RELEAF London i-Tree Eco Tree and Woodland Survey
Do you want to be involved in the world’s largest urban forest survey? Can you spare five days this Summer? Then register your interest in the London i-tree survey 2014.
The RELEAF London Partnership is undertaking a survey of London’s trees and woodlands, to establish the benefits they provide and put a value on them.
We need 200 volunteers for one day’s training and about four days surveying actually out in the field looking at and measuring trees across Greater London.
Update - 1st April 2014
Introductory Meetings for London i-tree eco Volunteers are being help on Sunday 27 April 2014 or Tuesday 29 April 2014 where i-tree eco teams can meeting each other and learn more about the survey this summer. If you have not registered already with Jim Smith at the Forestry Commission’s London office at:
please do. For those who have registered you can book on one of the above introductory meetings using this eventbrite link
The facebook link is: https://www.facebook.com/pages/London-i-Tree-Project/247639208747653
The Twitter link is: https://twitter.com/LondoniTreeProj
LTOA seminar With Ceratocystis training
9.30am Tea and coffee
10.00am Welcome by chair and an update from Becky Porter, Executive officer on what the LTOA is currently working on and introduction of new associate member
10.10am Jim Smith, Forestry Commission, London i-tree eco project
10.20am Jake Tibbetts, Tree Manager at LB Islington and chair of the LTOA Massaria working party, Massaria Disease of Plane – Practical Management Guidance
11am Quick comfort break
11.10am Kath Tubby, Forest Research, Ceratocystis platani a new threat to our planes and Anthracnose
11.50am Jerry Tate, Jerry Tate Architects, Building crazy things around trees and other adventures
12.20pm James Gormley, Geosythetics, Cellwebs different applications and benefits, for Arboricultural scenarios
12.40pm Questions for speakers
2pm Outside looking at Planes to practice identification skills for Massaria, Ceratocystis platani and Anthracnose
Thank you to Rupert Bentley Walls and LB Hackney for hosting the meeting and for providing tea, coffee and biscuits and to the Forestry Commission for the lunch.
Trees, People and Built Environment Conference II
The LTOA were pleased to have been asked to chair a session at the recent TPBE II in Birmingham.
LTOA vice chair, Richard Edwards, chaired the session with speakers Dr Kathleen Wolf, Research Social Scientist from the University of Washington, Seattle giving an over view of the research she and others have been undertaking to discover, understand and communicate human behaviour and the benefits as people experience nature in towns and cities. More information can be found at http://depts.washington.edu/hhwb/ and http://www.naturewithin.info/.
Richard Edwards said "This was an excellent and well organised conference with a high calibre of speakers. I would recommend it to people when it takes place next time. It was good to see that it was well attended by members of the LTOA".
This new and eagerly-anticipated standard will go a long way to ensure that we have trees which are of the finest quality from the nursery, planted in the right place and given the best care and proper attention to flourish once in the ground.
Making the right investments in the formative years will help guarantee a future full of high quality trees, enabling us to enjoy the countless benefits which they provide for us - and for our environment - once they have been given the opportunity to establish.
- New Planning Practice Guidance on TPOs
- The AA Spring Road Show
- Ride for Research 1st April 2014, Birmingham University
- 2014 RE:LEAF Tree & Woodland Awards
- PLANT HEALTH RISK REGISTER
- LTOA Veteran Tree Seminar
- Trees in London - an Online Resource
- Conference Programme Highlights Bright Future for Urban Forestry
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How to become a member
Members can attend, for free, the the LTOA meetings which are held four times a year and cover a wide range of tree related matters. Click here to find out how to become an associate member
LTOA Twitter Feed
St Jude's Storm
The damage to trees that St Jude's storm has caused across London:
|Transport for London|
|Corporation of London|
|Barking & Dagenham|
Pest and Disease
OPM - Oak Processionary Moth