We will be attending the Ancient Tree Forum Summer conference in Epping Forest.

Ancient Tree Forum Summer Conference
We will be attending the Ancient Tree Forum's Summer conference in Epping Forest.

The Ancient Tree Forum’s summer conference in 2017 will be held at Epping Forest, London’s largest open space, and a European Special Area of Conservation as well as a Site of Special Scientific Interest. The venue for the indoor morning sessions will be Gilwell Park Training and Event Centre, which is set in 108 acres, and situated on the western edge of Epping Forest.

The main conference themes will be:

  • Ancient tree landscapes
  • Conserving wood-pastures and pollarding veteran trees
  • Crown retrenchments
  • ‘Minding the gap’ – creating decaying wood habitats and ‘successor’ old trees
  • The hollowing of trees by fungi
  • Soil and root health
  • Tree diseases

In the afternoons, Jeremy Dagley, Epping Forest’s Head of Conservation, and his colleagues, will be leading us on guided visits to view some of the 55,000 veteran pollards set amongst 5,000 acres of ancient wood pasture.