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The Tree Register Alan Mitchell Lecture 2016

The Tree Register Alan Mitchell Lecture 2016

Thursday 9th June at The Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh 

Every other year The Tree Register organise a meeting and lecture to honour the memory of their Founder, Alan Mitchell.   The Alan Mitchell Lecture is the centre-piece of the day, given by a distinguished speaker on a subject of likely appeal to members and of particular interest to Alan.

This year the lecture ‘New Trees’ will be held at  the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh (RBGE) and the speaker will be Dr. John Grimshaw, Director of the Yorkshire Arboretum at Castle Howard, North Yorkshire.   John is a trained botanist and passionate gardener with wide interests in plants and horticulture in general.   He sits on several RHS committees and has written books (including New Trees) and numerous magazine articles.

In addition the National Tree Collections of Scotland (NTCS) are organising a coach trip from Edinburgh to Dawyck Botanic Garden, Peebles on Friday 10th June, available to all Lecture Ticket Holders at an additional charge.   Details will be supplied with Lecture tickets.  

Book your tickets now! 

It promises to be a very interesting and informative day.  

Tickets for the event cost £15 for Members (£20 for non-members) on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.

For tickets, or for further information about the lecture, garden tour, light refreshments and participation in the Silent Auction of rare plants, please phone:  01234 768884 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

With thanks to the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh and the National Tree Collections of Scotland for hosting this event.

For more information on The Tree Register visit their website by clicking here.

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Bangor University: learning and growing with Woodland Heritage

Two leading forestry experts return to Bangor University on Tuesday, 15th March at 7.30pm to speak to Bangor Forestry Students Association (BFSA) about their exciting and varied career paths to-date, as well as about the many links between Bangor University and the charity Woodland Heritage.

 

Forestry@Bangor alumni, Graham Taylor (BSc Forestry and Soil Science, 1990) and Geraint Richards (BSc Forestry, 1992) have both carved out notable careers. Graham is director of the leading forestry consultancy Pryor and Rickett Silviculture whilst Geraint is Head Forester for the Duchy of Cornwall.

They are a thought-provoking double-act and will share invaluable experience and wisdom gained from their successes and mistakes. Perhaps it’s no surprise that they are now trustees of Woodland Heritage, an exciting charity working to revive our woodland culture.

Woodland Heritage has also developed a strong reputation for helping to fund research into Acute Oak Decline at Bangor University, Forest Research and a number of other universities.

2015 was a special year for Woodland Heritage with the appointment of its first employee, Development Director Guy Corbett-Marshall. As the new public face of Woodland Heritage, Guy will be present to meet with students and researchers and learn more about the many links between the charity and the university.

Woodland Heritage also runs the ‘From Woodland to Workshop’ training courses each year with the student receiving The Prince of Wales Award. The 2015 recipient is a Forestry@Bangor graduate, Nicholas Hill (MSc Environmental Forestry, 2015), who will receive his award as part of the event on 15th March.

Dr James Walmsley (PhD Forestry, 2009), lecturer in forestry at Bangor University and also a Woodland Heritage trustee said: “I’m delighted this event is taking place as these two speakers always inspire and enthuse audiences. Geraint and Graham will undoubtedly provide a fascinating insight into the management of native woodlands and explain the vital role of current and future foresters.”

This is a free event and all are welcome; any donations will be gratefully received by BFSA. The meeting will be held in Room G23, Thoday Building, Deiniol Road Bangor Gwynedd LL57 2UW

For more information, please contact Dewi Roebuck (BFSA president) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Guy Corbett-Marshall This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For the full press release please click here.

For more information about Bangor University's history, their current forestry courses and research please visit http://forestry.bangor.ac.uk

 
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