April 2014 Conference

This FREE conference aims to promote awareness of the many threats to urban trees, and to encourage the maintenance of old ones and the planting of appropriate new ones, whether in streets, parks or gardens. 

Trees in the City A Spring Conference

Saturday 26th April 2014, 10am–3pm
LeSoCo (formerly Lewisham College) – Lewisham Way, SE4 1UT

Breakspears Road Building, Breakspears Road entrance

All welcome!
Come when you can, stay as long as you like!

Doors open 9.30
Formal proceedings 10.00-3.00
Lunch break 12.00-12.50
Doors close 3.30

Bus routes including 21, 136 and 436 stop outside (stop is Lewisham College)
St John's Station (London Bridge 9 mins) five minutes' walk
Lewisham Station (Charing Cross and Waterloo, London Bridge and DLR) ten minutes' walk
Brockley Station (London Bridge 8 mins & Overground) fifteen minutes' walk

Tea and coffee within the venue - FREE
Brockley Market gastronomic snacks available adjacent to venue - see website: www.brockleymarket.com

Morning The Green City
Stands and stalls open

Welcome   Clare Cowen Chair, Brockley Society and

  Sir Steve Bullock Mayor of Lewisham

Who needs urban trees?
Tom Armour Chartered landscape architect, founder and head of Landscape Architecture Business, Arup, London

 Trees are awesome – breathe easier for trees
Professor Barbara Maher Lancaster University Environment Centre (video conference)

Break – five minutes

Trees – managing our legacy for the Future
Panel session and Q+As with:  
Keith Sacre Barcham Trees tree nurseries,
John Thompson, GreenScene Manager, Lewisham Council,
Nick Pond Ecological Regeneration Manager, Lewisham Council,
Phil Ashford Design & Conservation Manager, Lewisham Planning Service

Brockley Street Trees – our Blog

Brockley Society Tree Committee

Break       Your opportunity to visit conference exhibitors, and enjoy food and drinks at the adjacent Brockley Market
12 noon

Afternoon The Trees Around Us

Afternoon welcome  

Melanie Loveday Brockley Society, Cllr Darren Johnson Brockley Ward and GLA member, Rachel Mooney Friends of Hilly Fields

The London Orchard Project  
                Lewis McNeill - The London Orchard Project 

Greening your street
Brockley Society Tree Committee

Trees – the practical issues
Panel session and Q+As with:
Angelo Morgan TreesUK tree surgeons, 
Eur. Ing. John S.Bellman of John Bellman and Associates Limited, Consulting Civil and Structural Engineers 
Richard Edwards Vice Chair, London Tree Officers Association

Designing the London garden
Andrew Wilson Principal of London Garden Design College and of Wilson McWilliam garden design practice

Closing remarks 
Anthony Russell, Brockley Society Tree Committee, founder The Chandos

Close        Stands and stalls open until 3.30pm

Reserve your FREE place: 
or just turn up 

Stalls: Community organisations: free,  businesses: £25         email: trees@brockleysociety.org.uk