Making the Most of London’s Trees
Practical workshop on woodland management planning, community engagement and woodfuel production.
The Forestry Commission, Lantern and the Sylva Foundation are pleased to invite you to a free event aimed at helping you plan and manage London woodlands and street trees and communicate your work effectively in the local community where appropriate.
This event will take place at the Centre for Wildlife Gardening in Peckham on Friday 26th October, 9.30am to 3pm, lunch included.
To register for this event please follow the link below:
Well-managed woodlands and street trees can provide a host of benefits and opportunities. This event will support your tree and woodland work by:
• Updating you on relevant policy, legislation and financial support available to you
• Introducing you to free tools and resources that can help you manage your woodlands and communicate your work within local communities
• Providing case study examples from London woodlands
Speakers and topics confirmed so far include:
• Craig Harrison, Forestry Commission London – Grants and resources
• Jude Hassall, Lantern UK – Wood supply chains in London
• Alistair Yeomans, Sylva Foundation – Engaging with your local community and stakeholders and using free woodland tool ‘myForest’
• Matthew Frith, London Wildlife Trust – Community & stakeholder engagement case study
• Jim Smith, Forestry Commission – Developing street tree management frameworks
• Katie Roberts, Trees for Cities – Community projects, the do’s and don’ts
A practical woodland session will take place in Sydenham Hill Wood in Dulwich in the afternoon with a woodland audit demonstration and discussion about ‘right tree right place’.
Experts will be on hand to advise you on aspects of management such as surveying and increasing the productivity of your woodlands.
The day will include the launch of a new resource to help in your engagement with your local community and other stakeholders who you may need to deal with through your street tree and woodland work, and as part of the process of developing a UK Woodland Assurance Standard management plan. The new guidance pack and free promotional materials will help to guide you through this process, and a case study example will highlight approaches to successful, accessible community woodlands.
Limited spaces are available for this event. Early registration is advised. Bookings limited to two places per organisation.
Lunch will be provided.
Transport: The nearest train station is East Dulwich. Transfer between the Centre for Wildlife Gardening and Sydenham Hill Wood will be via a short bus trip.
Please pass this invitation on to anyone you think may be interested in attending.
The Event Team