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Ash Dieback module 2 - web training session - tutor Rob Coventry

Module 2 of 2

Date: Thursday 18 June 2020 - FULLY BOOKED 

Time: 11.00am to 12.30pm

Method: ZOOM webinar

Price: Free of charge 

Maximum number of delegates: 30

Instructors: Rob Coventry (please see Rob's profile below)


Following the cancellation of the in-person one day training course on ash dieback due to Covid-19, we are delighted to announce that Rob Coventry will be delivering two online training sessions on ash dieback, covering many of the theory-based elements of the course.  These sessions are aimed at woodland owners and tree professionals who want to develop their understanding of ash dieback and how to manage woodlands containing ash in light of the disease.

The sessions will be limited to 30 delegates, to ensure that participants have plenty of opportunity to interact and ask questions, and both sessions are being offered free of charge.  

This is the second session of two, taking place on Thursday 18 June at 11.00am and will cover the folllowing:

  • 15 minutes on current spread, future severity, management options
  • 15 minutes Q & A
  • 15 minutes on Resilient restocking
  • 15 minutes Q & A
  • Up to 30 minutes additional discussion as needed 

How to book:

If you would like to attend, please send your name, email address and telephone number to by Thursday 04 June, stating clearly whether you would like to join one or both sessions.  Once ticket sales have ended, you will receive a calendar invitation for each module with a Zoom link and joining instructions.  If you have any queries at all please don't hesitate to call (01295) 678588 or email

The first session takes place on Thursday 11 June - for details please click here

About the tutor:

Rob Coventry works as a Resilience Officer for the Forestry Commission in the southeast of England. His remit is to improve the response to ash dieback across the region and ensure the lessons learnt are integrated into national guidance to support the rest of the country. He is particularly interested in the recovery of ash woodlands and using the impetus provided by ash dieback to restore active management and increase their diversity and resilience.  He previously worked as a silviculturist at Forest Research. Prior to that he completed an MSc in Forestry and climate change at Goettingen and Copenhagen universities where he specialized in the climate-growth response of beech trees in Slovakia. He was joint author of the FC Managing Ash Dieback in England guidance and the RFS & FC Managing Ash Dieback Case Studies.