Seeds: the trees of the future

Oak twigs and leaves with ripening acorns

Free webinars on seed sourcing this autumn

A vital but often overlooked part of the tree production and planting process will be the focus of a free webinar next month.

The Seed Sourcing for Trees of the Future online event will be held on Tuesday, September 13, and will be split into sessions spanning the whole day. Organised by the Institute of Chartered Foresters and supported by Defra and the Forestry Commission, the webinar will provide landowners, managers and foresters with guidance and advice on seed sourcing. It will feature talks from technical experts as well as commercial seed suppliers and landowners on topics including:

  • how to effectively manage existing seed sources
  • identifying and registering new seed stands
  • the planting of seed orchards.

Discussions will focus on the importance of hosting and providing access to tree seed sources, the opportunities derived from doing so, as well as guidance and support regarding how to put in place the relevant processes required to ensure efficient management.

Attendees are welcome to join individual sessions throughout the day. Recordings will be available after the event.

The webinar is being run in partnership with the Royal Forestry Society, Country Land and Business Association, Confederation of Forest Industries, and Small Woods.

You can read an overview of programme here > and register for a place on the webinar here >

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