CLA tree expert to hold two seminars in the North

The CLA's national expert on tree disease and safety will be running seminars in Cumbria and Co. Durham next Tuesday

A rural farming scene
A rural farming scene

The CLA's national expert on tree disease and safety will be running seminars in Cumbria and Co. Durham next Tuesday.

Mike Seville, who is closely involved with the Government’s strategy to control tree diseases such as ash dieback, will be speaking at Hired Lad in Penrith between 9:30am and 1pm, then at Tow Law Community Centre between 2pm and 5:30pm.

Mr Seville will update members on the latest developments in the fight against ash dieback and Phytophthora ramorum in larch and will report on CLA activity and the implications for landowners.

He will also provide a common sense guide on the risk management of trees where there are public safety implications, such as those placed along the roadside, near public paths or in church yards.

Mr Seville’s role with the CLA involves advising on many aspects of forestry and woodland management, including grants, regulation, timber transport, plant health and biodiversity.

Similar events in the spring in Lancashire and Northumberland proved extremely popular. For further information, call the CLA on 01748 907070.

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