Forest Health Day - Birnam

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Birnam Arts & Conference Centre
Station Road

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To attend please contact:

Tel: 0300 067 6005

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 (light lunch provided)
13:30  Tree Alert and reporting – Ana Perez-Sierra, Forest Research
14:00   Key issues:
14:00-15:15 Phytophthora ramorum – Current research; lessons from Galloway – Forestry Commission Scotland and Forest Research
15:15-15:30 Tea / coffee / comfort break
15:30-16:15 Dendroctonus Micans – Spread, management, bio-control, implications – Anna Brown/Paddy Robertson, Forestry Commission Scotland and Nick Fielding, Forest Research
16:15    Depart



OS Grid ref: NO031418
Postcode: PH8 0DS

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