Yorkshire Tree Health Event 2018

30 April 2018

The Forestry Commission in partnership with Bradford Metropolitan District Council, Tilhill and Forest Research.

Bingley Country Park, Bradford

There will be an update on Tree Health in Yorkshire, a presentation from Bradford Metropolitan District Council and Tilhill on managing Tree Health and finally a presentation from Forest Research on Ecological Site Classification to help planning for future tree species choices in Yorkshire. For more information please see attached proposed agenda for the event.

The event is free but prior booking is essential. To book on the event email: Yorkshirenortheast@forestry.gsi.gov.uk and please state if you have any dietary requirements, as lunch will be provided.


10:00 - 10:15

Tea / Coffee welcome

10:15 - 10:20

Introduction to the day

Jim Smith


Update on Tree Health in Yorkshire

Alan Ockenden


Managing Phytophthora ramorum Outbreak at Bingley Country Park

Bob Thorp


Tillhill delivering the Harvesting Contract / timber sales at Bingley Country Park.

Brian Nugent


Forestry Commission Woodland Officer role in managing Tree Health and Countryside Stewardship.

Sam Cooper


Using Ecological Site Classification to plan for future tree species choices.

Stephen Bathgate


Q&A session all speakers

Jim Smith



Summing up of the Yorkshire Tree Health Event

Crispin Thorn


Lunch and Networking

13.10 – 14.30

Optional Site Visit of  Phytophthora ramorum site at Bingley Country Park

Andrew Cutts and Bob Thorp