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NEWS RELEASE No: 167376 SEPTEMBER 2018


Celebrating 100 years of forestry at the UK’s biggest forestry show


Celebrating 100 years of forestry at the UK’s biggest forestry show

Forestry Commission England and Forest Research have joined forces to celebrate 100 years of forestry at the 2018 APF show.

APF is the UK’s largest woodland and forestry related show and takes place between 20-22 September 2018 at the Ragley Estate in Warwickshire.

The Forestry Commission England marquee will celebrate 100 years of the Forestry Act and the Forestry Commission. Experts will be on hand to:

  • provide advice and support to the forestry sector and landowners who are looking to create and manage woodland
  • explore the benefits to people, wildlife and timber of the public forest estate
  • provide information on tree pests and diseases and how to reduce the threat of them
  • showcase Forest Research’s innovative science and research

Forestry skills

The Forestry Commission, RFS and representatives from the new Forestry Apprenticeship Trailblazer group will also be in the Forest Workers’ Zone of APF to talk career development and how to break into the industry.

Seminars

An in-depth Forestry Commission seminar programme will run over the three day event, covering topics including future incentives, timber markets, woodland creation and plant health challenges. More details below:

Day/ time

Title

Organiser

Event type

THURSDAY

 

 

 

10:30-12:00

Fair play for forestry

Confor

Panel & discussion

13:00-13:45

Timber, forests and markets

FCE

Panel & discussion

14:00-14:45

Future incentives

FCE

Panel & discussion

15:00-16:00

Management of ash, post Chalara

FCE

Panel & discussion

FRIDAY

 

 

 

9:30-10:15

Felling licence online

FCE

Presentation

10:30-12:30

Forestry and the bio-economy

Confor

Panel & discussion

13:00-13:45

Making woodland creation happen

FCE

Panel & discussion

14:00-15:00

Dealing with new and emerging tree health challenges

FCE

Panel & discussion

SATURDAY

 

 

 

11:00-11:45

Tree health and biosecurity – past, present and future

FCE

Panel & discussion

12:00-12:45

Action Oak

FCE/ FR

Presentation

 

Notes:

More information about the APF can be found at www.apfexhibition.co.uk/about-apf-exhibition