This is a major regional conference & community action event sponsored by the BES Forest Ecology Special Interest Group and the Sheffield Year of Making 2016 with numerous partners including the Ancient Tree Forum, the South Yorkshire Forest Partnership, the Woodland Trust, Sheffield Hallam University, and the South Yorkshire Biodiversity Network.
It is part of our forum and networking for groups and enthusiasts to take forward ideas around the need to value and manage our treescapes sustainably for future generations. There will be a field day on Friday (late morning – early afternoon) with a visit to a local woodland. And then, on Saturday, a day with lectures, talks, posters, displays, and green woodworking activities at Grenoside Community Centre.
We are inviting all relevant local & regional community groups to bring displays or other information about local woods, trees and treescapes, and to share their experiences and highlight the importance to their particular neighbourhood. This will be a chance to celebrate trees and woods and to share worries and concerns about their future.
Speakers include: Ian Rotherham, Rob McBride – ‘The Tree Hunter’, Jill Thompson (University of Bradford), Jeremy Barrell, Melvyn Jones, and Oliver Newham (Woodland Trust).
Pre-booking is required for attendance on both days and to bring a display.
The Friday field trip is limited to 30 places @ £5 and participants need to be reasonably fit and bring their own refreshments.
On Saturday, the registration fee will be £7.50 (incl. lunch) or £3.50 (excl. lunch) for the day.
There will also be a registration fee of £7.50 per group to bring a display (gives one place excl. lunch).
Refreshments will be available to buy. More information and a booking form is available on our website www.ukeconet.org via email contact, firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 0114 272 4227.
See Ian’s blog – https://ianswalkonthewildside.wordpress.com/ for other relevant information.