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Andy Tipping MICFor, Trees and Woodland Manager, explains how the London Borough of Barnet is tackling the Urban Heat Island through a targeted tree planting programme.
The programme for the conference on 6 November 2018 in Telford gives the detail for the speakers covering the 4 subject areas of international diversity, legislation & protection, opportunities & biosecurity and data utilisation. There is an emphasis on the UK with presentations from Guernsey, Isle of Man and Scotland as well as a European speaker from Denmark, Lars Schultz-Christensen.
This NTOC is being organised by the London Tree Officers Association (LTOA), the Municipal Tree Officers Association (MTOA) and, the Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF). And is kindly sponsored by 2Excel, Barcham Trees, Bluesky, Ezytreev, Forestry Commission, Geosynthetics, GreenBlue Urban, Kaarbontech Asset Management, TreePans, Sorbus International, Wrekin Products and Wyevale Nurseries.
Anyone can attend, it is not just for tree officers.
To see the programme and to book visit: www.charteredforesters.org/tree-officers-conference
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The London Tree Officers Association (LTOA) is pleased to announce that today, July 24th, we have launched a new best practice guidance document for industry-wide consultation.
Visualisation Protocol for urban forestry is the product of the first international LTOA working party. The authors of the Protocol are Ana Macias from Arbocity in Spain (https://www.arbocity.com) and Stephen Sheppard from the Collaborative for Advanced Landscape Planning at the University of British Columbia in Canada (http://calp.forestry.ubc.ca).The document was reviewed and contributed to by the LTOA tree officers on the working party – John Parker and Grayham Tindal (Transport for London), Dave Lofthouse and Dan Sitch (LB Merton), Stephen Downing (LB Enfield) and Julian Fowgies (LB Bromley).
The Protocol is intended to be of value to any tree officers who use visualisations in their work; whether reviewing, commissioning or creating them. It provides tree officers with a basic understanding of the planning and production process and outlines the main types of visualisations which might be encountered. The Protocol has been created specifically for visualisations in which urban trees play a key role and it will help tree officers ensure that visualisations they are involved with are accurate, representative, easy to understand, interesting and legitimate.
In order to create the most robust document possible the document released today is a draft version for consultation purposes. It will be disseminated to colleagues in arboriculture, urban forestry, landscaping and beyond. Consultation will close on August 31st, after which date all comments and feedback will be collated and reviewed by the working party. Necessary amendments will be made accordingly and the final Protocol should be published later in 2018. We are keen to hear opinions from anyone with an interest in this subject and will be carefully considering all feedback that we receive.
The LTOA Visualisations in urban forestry working party.