Plymouth Tree Partnership meetings are aimed at increasing knowledge about trees and tree management, with speakers covering a wide range of topics.
Talks start at 19:00 and doors open at 18:30 for an opportunity to network.
The meetings are open to all and held on the University campus. Talks are free to Plymouth Tree Partnership members and University of Plymouth students and staff. Others are most welcome to attend but will be asked for a suggested donation of £5 for each talk.
Wednesday 9 October | Growing trees for urban places by Jamie Gormley
Jamie, Hillier’s Account Manager, will tell us what it takes to produce trees for planting in tough urban environments and how customers can give their new stock the best possible start in life.
Wednesday 13 November | Climate change and trees by Ross Kennerley
Ross, Woodland Trust’s Regional Manager, will talk about what climate change means for UK’s present and future trees, and how the eco-system services that they provide can help to mitigate the effects of climate change.
Wednesday 18 December | Ecology for forest trees by Dr Sophie Fauset
Specialising in the ecology of tropical rain forests, Sophie will explain their importance for global carbon and water cycles, and we will hear from her about the threats facing forests and the impacts of climate change.
Wednesday 15 January | Bicester - new Garden Town by Tim Arkell
Bicester Garden Town is one of Tim's major projects as a landscape architect. He will describe the challenges involved with creating sustainable, people-friendly places and the approach he used to selecting trees that will provide multiple benefits.
Contact the Plymouth Tree Partnership office via their website for any queries or for further information.