march, 2018

20mar9:30 am4:00 pmEngland's Community Forests Annual Conference 2018Birmingham & Midland Institute Event Organized By: Community Forest Trust

Event Details

England’s Community Forests are within reach of more that 50% of the population. With local communities we have planted more than 36m new trees. Millions of people use and enjoy the new and growing forests. They provide a wide range of benefits for people and wildlife, as well as setting the scene for growth and jobs.


 


In 2018 our annual conference focuses on some of the key issues facing trees and woodland in and around our towns and cities.


 


We are also delighted that Amanda Bryan, a Commissioner with FC Scotland will be joining us to speak about community forestry in Scotland. (https://www.forestry.gov.uk/forestry/INFD-8XNDRK )




























































































 

Title



Speaker



 



09:30



Registration   and refreshments



 



 



 10:00



 Introduction



 


Sir Harry Studholme


Forestry Commission



Scene setting. Reflections on key issues; the purpose of the conference and the role of community forestry in the coming years.



10:10



Forest   Headlines



Nick   Webb – Marston Vale



What have Community Forests been up to in the past year?



10:30



Community Forestry in Scotland



Amanda   Bryan – Commissioner, FC Scotland



The continued development of community forestry in Scotland, what can England’s CFs learn; what can we share?



11:00



Northern   Forest



Stephen   Robinson – Heywood



Update on Northern Forest



 11:30



          


Break



 



 



11:50



A 25-year Plan for the Environment – what role for Community Forests?



DEFRA



How can Community Forestss help to deliver the 25-year Plan?



12:10



Trees for Learning Programme



Malcolm   Hackett – Greenwood Community Forest



Trees for Learning will see over 1,000 schools involved in a programme to plant more than 160k trees



12:30



UFWAC – Urban Tree Canopy Cover Report



UFWAC



Launch of the new canopy cover document by UFWAC



12:50



Sustainable Funding for Community Forests



Iain   Taylor, Chair Community Forest Trust



Over the past year DEFRA and Community Forests have been exploring innovative funding to secure the long term basis for the delivery of Community Forests and community forestry.


 



13:10



                                                                        Lunch



 



14:00



Workshop


Led by Steve Connor – Creative Concern



Social media – megaphone or conversation?


Tips and strategies for social media, and where is it all heading?



 15:50



Next steps: Sir Harry Studholme



 



 16:00



 Close


 

 





We have great speakers, even better AV than last year(!) and the workshop will undoubtedly be as lively as usual.


 


Places are limited so please book early.Tickets are available at a cost of just under £25 (inc fees and VAT) to cover refreshments and the cost of room hire.


 


If you are a member of England’s Community Forests, tickets are free of charge.


 



Time

(Tuesday) 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Location

Birmingham & Midland Institute

9 Margaret Street, Birmingham, B3 3BS

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