2017 ICF National Study Tour - Trees, Water and Slowing the Flow

When is the event?

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Where to meet?

Park Inn by Radisson
North Street

Do I need to book?

This event is open to members of the Institute of Chartered Foresters.

It is fully booked but if you wish to be placed on the waiting list, please contact Ben Summers, Member Services Administrator, Institute of Chartered Foresters. Tel. 0131 240 1425

Full event details and contacts are on the conference web pages.


The Tour provides the opportunity to the see and discuss the reality of partnership working to deliver Natural Flood Management solutions at a landscape scale. It will start in the centre of York, for scene-setting talks and a networking dinner, before moving on to field visits to the heart of the North York Moors National Park, near Pickering on Day 2.  Here the landowners and local partners who have delivered a range of important flood risk reduction measures will explain their work which you will have an opportunity to see at first hand.

Experts joining the Tour include Dr Tom Nisbet, Forest Hydrologist from Forest Research.

During the Study Tour, delegates will hear about, look at, and discuss:

  • The latest science and understanding relating trees, water and flooding
  • Creating and designing new woodlands to reduce flood risk and improve water quality
  • Using a range of measures such as woody debris dams, heather bales and larger bunds to increase flood water storage
  • How to target and integrate measures to make a difference at the catchment scale
  • The feasibility of implementing this project in the private sector