Trees, people and the built environment

Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF) National Conference 2011

13 to 14 April 2011

What was the event?

Urban trees and woodlands have come up the agenda at both government and local levels. They are a vital element of green infrastructure, not just in the UK but across the globe. Increasing research shows what trees in the urban landscape can deliver.

This conference was not just about theory – it was about making a real difference on the ground. Speakers explored:

  • Environmental benefits of trees in urban planning
  • Economic values of trees in urban landscapes
  • Social benefits, from well-being to green networks
  • Successfully integrating trees into the built environment
  • Technical advances for the survival of urban trees
  • What actions we have to take for a greener future.

Forest Research had two speakers at the conference:

  • Dr Anna Lawrence addressed governance and the urban forest
  • Dr Norman Dandy explored the role of street trees in the improvement and expansion of green networks.

CoverConference proceedings (PDF-4.62Mb)

Conference website that includes full details of the programme

Who was the event suitable for?

Professionals whose work relates to the urban landscapes and trees or the built environment.

Where did the event take place?

The Clarendon Suites


For further information please see the conference website or contact:

Allison Lock
Tel: 0131 240 1425