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Annual Supporters’ Day 2019

Posted on the 9th May 2019 at 2:54pm.

Thursday June 6th, 10.30am – 4pm Wakehurst Place, West Sussex, RH17 6TN This year, Future Trees Trust’s Annual Supporters’ Day will, in addition to updates on the work of the UK’s only tree improvement charity, see the launch of two important strategy...

FTT are hiring! New Research Assistant role now advertised.

Posted on the 7th May 2019 at 5:52pm.

Research Assistant Location: Future Trees Trust, South Oxfordshire Salary: £21,000 - £23,000 pa Full Time, 3 year fixed term with possibility of extension Sectors: forestry, genetics e-mail: Jo.Clark@futuretrees.org Closing Date: 31st May 2019. Interviews 10th June 2019 We are seeking someone to help us manage and develop our...

Forest Genetics Resources Strategy now published

Posted on the 28th January 2019 at 4:31pm.

The UK Forest Genetic Resources Strategy is now published and can be accessed from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew's website. Future Trees Trust's Head of Research, Jo Clark, is a collaborator on this project and has worked alongside the Project Leader, Clare...

Adrian Houston’s exhibition “Portrait Of A Tree”

Posted on the 17th September 2018 at 12:21pm.

Future Trees Trust is proud to announce the opening of Adrian Houston’s exhibition “Portrait Of A Tree”. The exhibition will be held at The Unit Gallery in London from 17th to 28th September. Adrian has photographed some incredible trees around the...

Supporter's Day 2018 Announcement

Posted on the 15th January 2018 at 2:44pm.

We are pleased to announce that our next annual Supporter’s Day will take place on Tuesday 15th May in the stunning location of Stourhead, Wiltshire. The full agenda is still to be finalised, but we can confirm that there will be...

New insight in assessing tree straightness for timber

Posted on the 27th July 2017 at 10:07am.

The shape of a tree is very important in determining its timber volume recovery and value. A Technical Note just published by the Forestry Commission provides guidance on the methods that can be used to assess stem straightness in standing trees....

Queen's Birthday Honours awarded to FTT Co-Chairs

Posted on the 26th June 2017 at 12:24pm.

Congratulations to our two Co-Chairs, Graham Taylor and Geraint Richards, who have been awarded honours in the recent Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Graham has been awarded a MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) for his services to Forestry....

National Tree Improvement Strategy launches!

Posted on the 31st May 2017 at 6:19pm.

After considerable input from stakeholders across the forestry sector, the National Tree Improvement Strategy (NTIS) was launched recently at Future Trees Trust’s Annual Supporters’ Day in Cirencester. The NTIS document can be downloaded here or from the link below. The NTIS aims to...

Dieback of European Ash

Posted on the 3rd February 2017 at 4:04pm.

Consequences and Guidelines for Sustainable Management We are pleased to announce the publication of a major new study into chalara ash die-back and its management, which you can download here: http://www.slu.se/globalassets/ew/org/inst/mykopat/forskning/stenlid/dieback-of-european-ash.pdf Several Future Trees Trust members contributed to the study, including Gerry Douglas and...

Irish Supporters' Day

Posted on the 13th October 2016 at 1:02pm.

Representatives from across the Irish forestry sector gathered in Gorey, Co. Wexford, to hear a selection of eminent speakers talking about the significance of tree improvement in their particular fields. Presentations touched on Future Trees Trust’s oak, sycamore and sweet chestnut...