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 AA Spring Road Show
BS 8545 Young Trees: From Nursery to Independence in the Landscape
The publication of BS 8545 Young Trees: From Nursery to Independence in the Landscape is imminent. The document has been four years in preparation and offers a completely new perspective on the process of successfully taking young trees from the nursery to independent features in the landscape.
Ride for Research 1st April 2014, Birmingham University
Join our Charity Fund4Trees (F4Ts) ride being held as part of the “Trees, People & the Built Environment II” conference & help get proceedings off to a flying-start
Ride Aims: (1) Raise monies for urban tree research & study bursaries and (2) Take the message to schoolchildren about the important environmental value of trees in towns & cities via hands-on tree planting and interactive group discussion.
Meeting Point / Time: 8:30am at the University of Birmingham Guild of Students Union Building on Edgbaston Park Road.
Taking Part: Please visit - http://fund4trees.org.uk/2014/02/17/2014-ride-for-research-birmingham-open-to-applicants/
Finish Time / Location: 2.00pm at the University of Birmingham for a ceremonial tree planting with Professor Julian Evans OBE FICFor President, ICF.
Route: A relatively flat route (approx. 17 miles long): roughly 50:50 between road and towpaths taking in traditional Birmingham sights such as the historic parts of Bourneville, urban parks, country parks and the canals. We will visit two schools* en route for fun educational tree planting session.
Lunch @ the Canon Hill Park cafe: Will be provided: please advise if you are a vegetarian.
Rider Sponsorship: To take part £150.00 is required. To obtain your sponsorship a please visit the Just-Giving page: http://fund4trees.org.uk/2014/02/17/start-a-fundraising-page-with-justgiving/
Please sign-up for Gift-Aid when making donations as the F4Ts Charity gains an extra 20%.
Insurance: The Ride and school tree planting events will be insured by Fund4Trees but riders are advised to take out personal ride insurance for the day**.
* We aim to get all - if not most of - the schools to turn-out for the tree planting. For any given ride we could engage with 400+ children.
** Insuring each rider would be prohibitively expensive and divert important resources away from urban tree research and bursaries.
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.
2014 RE:LEAF Tree & Woodland Awards
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2014 RE:LEAF Tree & Woodland Awards.
The 2014 award categories and nomination form can be found on the Forestry Commission London website www.forestry.gov.uk/london-awards. The deadline for nominations is 21st March 2014.
The Awards webpage also has a summary of the 2013 Award results, including links to case studies and photos.
- PLANT HEALTH RISK REGISTER
- LTOA Veteran Tree Seminar
- Trees in London - an Online Resource
- Conference Programme Highlights Bright Future for Urban Forestry
- Massaria Disease of Plane Trees
- UKFS and Woodland Management Plan Workshops
- Trees, People and the Built Environment II - BOOKING SYSTEM NOW OPEN
- Planes - Keep Paying Attention
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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