Barcham Trees, Europe’s largest container tree nursery, has announced details of the Big Barn Conference to be held at its Ely, Cambridgeshire, headquarters on Wednesday, 17 June 2015. The event’s organiser, Barcham’s sales director Keith Sacre, has secured a group of world-class arboricultural experts as speakers to the expected 550 delegates for whom attendance, plus breakfast and lunch, is completely free of charge.
“We believe our 2015 Big Barn Conference will be the biggest arboricultural gathering of its kind ever held in the UK, and I am delighted we have nine speakers from three continents to make the day a truly international event, and one we hope tree care professionals will not want to miss”, says Keith.
Compère for the conference will be Dr Mark Johnston, himself a speaker on the history of urban forestry, who will introduce:
Jim Smith Trees and Woodlands Officer London on The London i-Tree Project
Frederic Segur on Tree Management in Lyon France.
Ian Sear on Tree Management in Melbourne, Australia.
Mike Raupp: University of Maryland, USA on Pests and Diseases: Threats to the Urban Forest
Henrik Sjoman University of Alnarp, Sweden on Tree Species selection
Nina Bassuk. Cornell University USA on Tree Species selection
Dave Nowak USDA USA on Urban Forest Management, the importance of inventory and the rôle of i-Tree
Cecil Konijndijk van den Bosch. University of Alnarp, Sweden on Urban Forest Governance.
Places, which are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, will be available from 1 October 2014 from Barcham Trees.