Non-pesticide weed control for tree establishment

17th or 18th March 2005

What was the event?

A series of site based trials had been established to explore the feasibility, practicalities, costing and effect on tree establishment of a range of existing and innovative techniques to minimise the need for pesticide use on lowland woodland creation sites.

These (two identical) events provided the opportunity to see and discuss alternative methods of weed control for woodland creation including:

  • Soil inversion
  • Thermal weed control
  • Plastic sheeting
  • Woven plastic matting
  • Sheet mulcher
  • 3 types of mulch mats
  • Wheat straw
  • Waipuna (hot foam).

View flyer (PDF-171K)

Where did the event take place?

Fordham
Colchester
Essex

Programme

  • Morning: series of presentations and demonstrations of the methods and techniques used in the trials
  • Afternoon: visit to the research plots.

Contact

Paul Webster
Forestry Commission
Email: paul.webster@forestry.gsi.gov.uk

or

Geoff Sinclair
Woodland Trust
Tel: 01473 327771
Email: GeoffreySinclair@woodland-trust.org.uk