- Sunday 8 September - Wednesday 11 September 2019
- University of Exeter, UK
This conference will explore 'Crown and Canopy Management - Working With Nature'.
Themes of the conference are:
- Tree population management and canopy cover
- Natural Function
- Challenging current practice
As well as presentations and discussions, there will also be practical sessions.
On Monday 9th September Professor Chris Quine, Chief Scientist at Forest Research, will chair the session exploring ‘Natural Function’.
In this session, Dr Ana Pérez-Sierra, Head of the Tree Health Diagnostic & Advisory Service at Forest Research will present five year overview of the top ten pests and diseases reported to the service along with some of the most interesting cases encountered. These will include the recently detection of quarantine pests and pathogens such as chestnut blight (Cryphonectria parasitica) and pests and pathogens detected for the first time in the UK.