Tree pests & diseases course
The first two weekends in August saw training on identifying common tree pests and diseases take place across the north of England for volunteers.
This is part of a training programme of practical courses being run across the region this year, aimed at improving knowledge, skills and confidence for our volunteers on a range of topics from identification to practical skills. Courses were delivered by Matt Elliott, Woodland Trust’s Conservation Advisor for Tree and Woodland Health. The training provided volunteers with a fascinating insight into the range of tree pests and diseases that they may come across, how to identify them and most importantly, in some cases, what can be done to help reduce or prevent their spread.
Thanks so much to everyone who came along and took part, and to Matt for passing on his wealth of knowledge and experience. Don’t forget to keep an eye on the events section for upcoming events and training sessions in your area. If there is something you’d like to know more about let your local VDO know!
Claire Green – Volunteer Development Officer – North