Royal Forestry Society Tree Diseases Conference

21 April 2010

What was the event?

Conference to raise awareness and understanding of tree diseases, their implications and management.

The morning session focused on new threats to native oaks and horse chestnuts, followed by an exploration of the implications of these new challenges - in particular looking at conservation, economic, and societal implications of epidemics in trees and how we might tackle them.

The afternoon session concentrated on short case studies to pull out lessons from practice. 

The day was concluded with a plenary session.

Forest Research researchers presented on the following topics:

  • The challenges - setting the scene – Joan Webber, Head of Pathology
  • Key health issues with native oaks – Sandra Denman, Senior Pathologist
  • Diseases affecting horse chestnuts – Nigel Straw, Pathologist

Presentations and speaker profiles

Conference web site

Who was the event suitable for?

Forestry owners and managers, arboriculturalists and others with an interest in tree and woodland management.

Where did the event take place?

The National Agricultural Centre
Stoneleigh Park


For further information please contact:

Royal Agricultural Society of England on 02476 858252, or

Royal Forestry Society
102 High Street
HP23 4AF

Tel: 01442 822028
Fax: 01442 890395