Tree establishment training day at Westonbirt Arboretum. FULLY BOOKED.

A training day and re-launch of our Tree Forum at Westonbirt Arboretum. The day will be led by the Westonbirt team and Simon Toomer, PlantNetwork Chair andthe National Trust’s national specialist for plant conservation. The day will be a combination of indoor talks and presentations, tours of the arboretum and facilities and demonstrations of techniques such as planting and formative pruning.  We will also discuss opportunities for Tree Forum activities including future training events.

4th October 2017 Proposed programme

9.30 Registration and coffee
10.00 Introduction to Westonbirt and the day ahead
10.20 onwards Managing trees at Westonbirt from accession and landscape plans to selecting and marking planting sites and the process of managing the establishment process. Mark Ballard, Curator of Westonbirt.

Recording and mapping trees through the establishment process. Alison Vry, Westonbirt Plant Records Officer


12.30 to  1.15 Lunch
1.15 onwards Practical demonstrations on planting, protection, aftercare and formative pruning.

Richard Townsend, Tree Team supervisor and Westonbirt team to demonstrate planting and protection


15.30 PlantNetwork Tree forum – next steps
16.00 Close

£65 (member rate)  including refreshments,  lunch and resources.