A workshop to raise awareness of pests and diseases affecting amenity trees
20th September 2006
What was the event?
Our much-loved amenity trees are looked after extremely well in most cases. However, many will at some point suffer from problems caused by pests and diseases, or other environmental stresses. As a professional you need to be able to spot such problems early on.
- Problems facing our horsechestnuts – bleeding canker and horse chestnut leaf miner to name two
- Potential threats posed by non-native pests and diseases such as Asian Long Horn Beetle.
The aim was to improve identification skills, and where appropriate review management options.
Event flyer and booking form (PDF-918K)
Who was the event suitable for?
Everyone concerned with planting and caring for amenity trees. It was particularly relevant to Tree Officers, Arboricultural Practitioners, Surveyors/Consulting Arborists and all those responsible for ensuring trees thrive in their environment.
Where did the event take place?
The Great Oak Hall
Westonbirt - the National Arboretum
For further information please contact:
148 Hydes Road
Tel. / Fax: 0121 556 8302