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Wed, 28 Jun



Conserving our Local Ancient and Veteran Trees

Understanding the pressures on tree health in the modern era, and how to meet trees and explore our woodlands responsibly

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Conserving our Local Ancient and Veteran Trees
Conserving our Local Ancient and Veteran Trees

Time & Location

28 Jun 2023, 19:30 – 21:00

ZERO, Friary St, Guildford GU1 4EH, UK

About the Event

This is a talk by Geoff Monck from Treecosystems Ltd., a Certified Veteran Tree Consultant (VETcert). 

He has spent the last 13 years working with key UK populations of ancient and veteran trees, as well as being involved in various tree and soil health research projects in conjunction with organisations such as Natural England and the Royal Parks. Well known in the arboriculture industry for his skills as a naturalist, with a unique skill for observing trees and 'reading them like a book', 

Geoff has used these skills to work out complex problems such as oak decline in an intuitive way, presenting the first full hypothesis of oak decline for the Ancient Tree Forum in 2021, following 11 years of research, observation, and experimentation. He has gone on to use this work as a springboard to pioneer the new field of Regenerative Arboriculture. 

In the presentation Geoff will explain the core factors underlying a general deterioration in tree health in modern times, and bearing this in mind, goes on to explain how we can all interact with trees and our woodlands in a sustainable manner. He will also talk about a key local project he has been involved with recently to conserve some of our most iconic ancient yew trees at Newlands Corner.


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