soil health & tree disease:
A study workshop - 6 June 2018

greenwich park sweet chestnut dieback:
soil assessment approaches

This day-long field-based workshop will explore the surrounding context, underlying problem and practical soil-based solutions relating to Sweet Chestnut Ink Disease and tree dieback.

Workshop Leaders:

Prof Lucio Montecchio is Professor of Forest Pathology & Ornamental Trees Pathology at De Rebus Plantarum, a spin-off of the University of Padua. His research includes the composition of mycorrhizal communities in relation to forest decline, the ecology of endophytic fungi, epidemiology and dynamics of forest diseases, and biological control

Neville Fay, an ICF registered arboricultural consultant, is principal consultant at Treework Environmental Practice and founder director of the Sustainable Soils Alliance which aims to deliver degraded soils to recovery. He is involved in tree health and soil studies affecting mature trees in decline.

Dr Elisa Dal Maso is a post-doctoral researcher in Plant Pathology at the University of Padua. Her main research topics include ecology, taxonomy, diagnostics and forecasting modelling on the relationships between ectomycorrhizal communities and root-tip parasites

Ian Roger is the Arboricultural Manager of the Royal Parks

Dr Elizabeth Stockdale is Head of Farming Systems Research at NIAB and a member of the Sustainable Soils Alliance Science Panel

Simon Parfey is the founder of SoilBioLab

tickets: £120 (inc. lunch)





Treework Environmental Practice is the industry-leading arboricultural consultancy providing high quality services to clients throughout the UK. Visit the main website to read more about the company behind the seminar series and their mission.

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