Tree Management For Public Safety


Venue: The Royal Geographical Society, Hyde Park, Kensington, London

Date: 29th May 2008


Conference Chair

Sir Harry Studholme - Forestry Commissioner
Setting the scene for an inclusive stakeholders’ national tree safety forum


Neville Fay - Principal Consultant, Treework Environmental Practice

Prof. David Ball - Professor of Risk Management, Middlesex University
Risk decision-making for defendable tree management

Nick Eden - Director, Arboricultural Association
Tree management: reviewing current range and purpose of standards

Andy Tipping - Chairman London Tree Officers Association
Urban tree management: Trees in Towns, resource-starvation, tree care for public benefit

David Hewitt - Director, Lycetts (Insurance)

Vassili Papastavrou - Bristol Street Trees (local community group)

Richard Stead - Barrister, St. John’s Chambers, Bristol

William Worsley - Deputy President Country Land & Business Association
The landowner’s perspective of risk and responsibility for trees

Caroline Davis - Vice-chair Ancient Tree Forum
Policy & Practice

Tony Sangwine - Environmental Policy Advisor, Highways Agency
Highway Inspection Manual: highway authorities & tree inspection

Rick Haythornthwaite - Chair, Risk & Regulation Advisory Council
A government perspective: current thinking about risk regulation

Peter Annett - Department of Communities & Local Government
British Standards - Why isn’t there a BS for bath plugs? The role of British Standards in tree management

Dr Jean Le Guen OBE - Former Head of Risk. Assessment Policy Unit, HSE
Deciding how safe is safe enough?  A regulator’s approach

Prof. John Adams - Emeritus Professor University College London
Challenging risk aversion: social trends and sensible tree safety

Dr. Joan Webber - Forest Research
The many values of trees and the wider risks from losing large trees  

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