The Training Tree and Keen Consultants launch biosecurity policies

by | Jan 24, 2017 | Featured Slider, Latest, News

The Training Tree and Keen Consultants launched their biosecurity policies at the Forestry Commission Biosecurity workshop held at The Training Tree level 4 diploma training day in December.

Jago Keen, founder of The Training Tree, was pleased to adapt the Arboricultural Association’s policy to suit the consultancy and training disciplines: “Whatever the discipline and whatever the size of your organisation, all of us can do something toward biosecurity,” commented Jago. “As consultants and educators we need to practice what we preach.”

Dr Katherine Deeks, Forestry Commission England’s Biosecurity Officer said: “We were pleased to work with the Arboricultural Association on producing their biosecurity policies earlier this year.  They have taken an industry lead on demonstrating that we can all make a difference by ‘keeping it clean’ and practicing good biosecurity.”

Dr Caroline Gorton, Forestry Commission England’s Tree Health Diagnostic and Advisory Officer said: “We are pleased that The Training Tree and Keen Consultants have adopted the biosecurity policies so readily and are encouraging others to follow suit in order to help safe guard our trees.”

You can visit the Training Tree website here.


L to R – Dr Katherine Deeks (Forestry Commission Biosecurity Officer for Forestry), Lisa Sanderson (Training Developer for The Training Tree and consultant for Keen Consultants) and Dr Caroline Gorton (Forestry Commission Tree Health Diagnostic and Advisory Officer)


Photo Credit: Chris Stringer

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