The course is organised by the Royal Forestry Society and led by Chris Reynolds of Forest Research – one of the UK’s foremost experts in Alternative species selection.

With the increasing threats raised by climate change and the ever-growing number of new pests and diseases, it is essential we have a wider palette of tree species available to ensure our forests survive into the future. This one day course aims to introduce woodland owners and enthusiasts to a range of alternative tree species that have the potential for future use in forestry.

There will be an indoor introduction to the day and a chance to meet the Pinetum staff.  The rest of the time will be spent outside discussing all things trees.