Two free training conferences in late 2016 to support the management of churchyard trees, and raise awareness of their value. Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
To support this vital resource, The Conservation Foundation held two free Churchyard Tree Conferences in late 2016 with the Church of England and Caring for Gods Acre - in Liverpool on October 6th and London on November 2nd.
Speakers included Dr Hilary Taylor, historical landscapes consultant and advisor to the Church Buildings Council, Russell Ball, former Executive of the International Society of Arboriculture and London Tree Officers Association, Revd Nigel Cooper of the Church Buildings Council and ecological consultant to the Church of England, Caring for Gods Acre, and others. The conferences discussed the significance of churchyard trees, management considerations, interpreting your churchyard trees to the community, and more.
We are keen to gather your experiences of working with trees in churchyards as part of our future work. You can send in your experiences, big or small, by completing this short survey. You can also add your voice to the Charter for Trees, Woods and People. It can be a short memory, a quick anecdote, or something longer.
You can download information from the conferences below..
The conferences have now finished. You can download a programme, pack and presentation slides below.
For a summary of maintenance and interpretation topics please refer to the conference pack:
The 2016 Churchyard Trees Conference pack
To view the conference speakers please download a programme:
London November 2nd programme
Canon Robert Brunswick
Tree planting with the community in Croston, Lancashire
Dr Hilary Taylor
A Journey in the Company of Trees
Charter for Trees, Woods and People
The lifecycle and management of churchyard trees
Revd Canon Nigel Cooper
Churchyard trees and the law