Forest Health Day - Inverness

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Tulloch Caledonian Stadium
Stadium Road
PLEASE NOTE: This a change of venue from that originally advertised due to circumstances beyond our control.

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Tel: 0300 067 6950

Please mention any special dietary requirements, thank you.

Scottish update and discussion event

This event is one of two to be held in Scotland on 2nd and 3rd March.  Although substantially similar, there are minor differences in the program content to suit the area.  The event will provide the opportunity for you to hear and discuss the latest information on some of the current and future pests and pathogens likely to impact on our trees and forests in Scotland. Ongoing monitoring/survey work; policy and management implications and key issues will also be discussed.

Tea, coffee and a light lunch will be provided.

Outline programme for the day
10:00      Registration, tea/coffee
10:20   Welcome and introduction
10:30  Scottish picture – An update on monitoring and survey results &  Policy implications within Scotland – Anna Brown and Paddy Robertson, Forestry Commission Scotland Tree Health Team.
5 min comfort break after this session
11.35  Pests & pathogens – Current research and horizon scanning – Joan Webber & Simon Morath, Forest Research
12:45   Lunch (provided)
13:30  Tree Alert and reporting – Ana Perez-Sierra, Forest Research
14:00   Key issues:
14:00-15:00 Phytophthora ramorum – Current research; discussion – Anna Brown/Paddy Robertson, Forestry Commission Scotland and Joan Webber, Forest Research
15:00-15:15 Tea/coffee/comfort break
15:15-16:15 The planting of Scots pine near Caledonian remnants in light of Dothistroma Needle Blight
– Colin Edwards and Hugh Clayden, Forestry Commission Scotland and (TBC), Forest Research
16:15  Depart



OS Grid ref: NH672471
Postcode: IV1 1FF

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