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Tree & Plant Health Conference - Northern Ireland Division

  • Venue - Castle Archdale, County Fermanagh

Tree & Plant Health Conference

This event is an additional fixture to the calendar and is open to all members of the Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF), Society of Irish Foresters (SIF) and Royal Forestry Society (RFS).  This conference will provide all those in the industry with an update on tree and plant health specific to the island of Ireland and measures to mitigate this risk.  

The day starts at 10am and finishes at 4pm. The day is split into 2 sections - the morning section will be a series of presentations by different speakers and the topics include:-          


  • Science update
  • Biosecurity and reporting
  • Policy development
  • Resilience and tree health


The afternoon is a series of site visits  based on future management planning for:

  • 18 year old pure ash
  • Semi-natural mixed broadleaf woodland
  • European larch component of mixed woodland

The visits are close by the venue of the morning session and coach transport will be provided to get attendees to and from the sites. It is advised that attendees wear suitable clothing and footwear for the site visits depending on the weather at the time. Tea/coffee and scones will be provided at mid-morning. Tea/coffee will be provided at lunch. Delegates are expected to bring their own packed lunch with them.


Booking to attend the event is essential.


Fore more information please contact the local Honorary Secretary Brian Malcomson