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    Plant Health and Landscape Resilience: An Essential Seminar

    An essential seminar for landscape and environmental design consultants. Including updates on current biosecurity risks to UK trees, implications for designed landscapes and reviews of best horticultural, design and nursery practice.

    6th November 2014 | 9.00am-4.30pm

    MADE, 7 Newhall Square, Birmingham, B3 1RY

    LI members – £125

    non-members – £150

    Eventbrite ref 13325754691 or follow the links from http://www.landscapeinstitute.org/education/cpd.php

    Speakers:

    Dr. Paul Beales                  Plant Health Public engagement manager, Plant Health & Seeds Inspectorate / Animal and Plant Health Agency

    Alan Simson                       Professor of Landscape Architecture and Urban Forestry, Leeds Beckett University

    Keith Sacre                         Lead author, BS 8545: From Nursery to Independence in the Landscape and sales director, Barcham Trees

    John Scrace                        Senior Plant Pathologist, Royal Horticultural Society

    Colin Moore                        Landscape architect and member of the Landscape Institute Technical Committee and Biosecurity Working Group

     

    Dr. Paul Beales Historical impact and future threats

    How plant pests and diseases impact UK trees and habitats – current and future threats – the biosecurity risk register

    Paul is a plant pathologist with many years’ experience diagnosing plant diseases both for Defra and the private sector, with particular expertise in diagnostics of ‘Sudden oak death’ and ‘Ash dieback’.  He is now in the leadership team of the recently formed Animal and Plant Health Agency.

    Alan Simson Trees in the City

    Growing importance in Landscape Urbanism  – need for resilient trees – implications of current threats – designing with trees

    Alan is both Professor of Landscape Architecture and Urban Forestry and Director of Research for Art, Architecture and Design at Leeds Metropolitan University.  His experience in urban forestry includes running the Telford New Town urban forestry programme for 10 years and involvement in numerous EU research projects.

    Keith Sacre A nursery grown response

    review of nursery biosecurity – physiological health checking – quarantine – introducing BS 8545

    Keith has over 30 years’ operations management experience in local government and the nursery industry, A member of the Chartered Institute of Foresters and a Chartered Arboriculturalis, he recently co-ordinated the production of BS8545 on post-nursery tree care.

    John Scrace Good horticultural management

    pest and disease hosts – ‘problem’ plants – plant selection and design – on-site biosecurity – reducing the risks

    A freelance plant pathologist with over 20 years’ experience diagnosing problems on garden plants and commercial crops, John was the principal author for the Biosecurity Best Practice Protocols (FERA, 2013).  His roles include diagnosis, lecturing, research, training and advice on plant diseases and their control.

    Colin Moore Introduction and discussion chair

    non-woodland trees – evolving responsible practice – being part of the solution – what do we need to improve our response?

    Colin is a chartered landscape architect and urban designer with 40 years’ experience in local authority practice and as senior partner at Moore Piet + Brookes.  Author of JCLI revisions since 1993, he serves on the JCLI Contracts Forum, the LI Council, LI Technical Committee and Biosecurity Working Group.

     

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