Roundtable meeting: Tree health in the South West of Scotland

Time 10:00 - 11:00
Capacity 17 places available
Booking Cut-off Monday 7 Jun, 12:00:pm
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Join our next virtual members’ event on Zoom to hear and discuss the issues around Tree Health and in particular Phytophthora ramorum (Larch disease) and how we are tackling these challenges across South West Scotland. This will take place on Wednesday 9 June 10am – 11am.

Phytophthora ramorum is a fungus-like pathogen that spreads by generating spores and has had its most significant impacts on larch across south west Scotland, where the weather is known to be favourable for infection and spread. It was first found in Scotland in 2002 and there is no known cure. The only way to slow the rate of spread is to fell the infected trees and those surrounding them. There are other diseases affecting tree health and it was highlighted that landowners/managers need to know how to tackle this effectively.

We will be joined by Paddy Robertson, Scottish Forestry’s Tree Health Planning and Contingency Manager, who will give an update on activity across the region, defining the control strategy and advising on what to do if your trees have the disease. There will also be an SLE update from Karen Ramoo, Policy Advisor (Forestry, Conservation and Wildlife Management).

After the presentation, there will be an opportunity to ask questions to our speakers.

Places are limited so please secure your place as soon as possible and by the Monday 7 June.

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