What the LTOA has been working on over the last year

  • Working with the Trees and Design Action group (TDAG)
  • Member of the European Forum on Urban Forestry
  • Co-ordinating a forum for all the tree officer groups across the country
  • Key note address at the All- Party Gardening and Horticultural Group on 18 July 2017
  • Represented on the London Trees And Woodland Awards panel
  • Working with ICF and MTOA on the National Tree Officers Conference on 8 November 2017
  • John Parker, LTOA Chair, won the European Young Urban Forester of the Year 2017
  • The LTOA guidance document 'Surface Materials around Trees in Hard Landscapes' launched July 2017
  • Member of the London Tree partnership
  • Represented on the London area Forestry and Woodland Advisory Committee (FWAC) and the urban FWAC
  • Fourth year of Forestry Commission CSP survey
  • Producing the 'Vacant Tree Pits in London' report for the Greater London Authority

Current LTOA working groups:

  • Public relations for tree officers to better promote what they do
  • Biosecurity – threats to trees from pest and diseases
  • Review of the LTOA Risk Limitation Strategy
  • Planning issues e.g. conditions and validations
  • Principal Officers group
  • Training
  • Human health and Trees
  • Visualisations in Urban Forestry
  • Vacant tree pit project

LTOA seminars, the old quarterly meetings, (most of these papers are posted on the LTOA website under the members only section of the website):

Click here to download a spreadsheet with details of all previous presentations

How to Become a Member

Members can attend, for free, 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