Forest Health Day Scotland

What you need to know about forest pests and disease

7 October 2010 - Peebles

What was the event?

The presentations and site visits were largely delivered by Forest Research pathologist (Sarah Green) and entomologist (Roger Moore) with local input as appropriate.  A representative from Forestry Commission Plant Health also attended.

Morning sessions covered the basics of what to look for as indicators of when things may be going wrong as a result of pests or disease, how to monitor these, how to report them and to whom, and then cover any specific concerns.  The sessions included an overview of current threats and those that may be just over the horizon.  Afternoon site visits targeted specific issues.

Flier and programme (PDF-73K)

Presentations:

Other Forest Health Days in Scotland in 2010:

Who was the event suitable for?

Forestry Managers and anyone with a responsibility for trees in our countryside (e.g. farmers, local authorities etc).

Where did the event take place?

Macdonald Cardrona Hotel
Cardrona
Peebles
EH45 8NE

Contact

For further information please contact:

Evelyn Hall
Forest Research
Northern Research Station
Roslin
Midlothian
EH25 9SY

Tel: 0131 445  6916
Email: evelyn.hall@forestry.gsi.gov.uk