This year in early September the ialeUK Annual Conference heads to London. Hosted by Dr James Millington and others at King’s College London, the theme of this year’s conference is ‘Urban landscape ecology: science, policy and practice’.
In a two part edition across the spring and summer newsletter we hear from students awarded the STCA about their experience of the conference, including particular symposiums they benefited from and enjoyed, as well as thoughts for the future.
Trees are woven into our urban and rural fabric, and provide so many benefits to our way of life, from urban temperature regulation and noise reduction through to carbon storage and, in an increasingly polluted world, air purification.
The Forestry and Woodlands Policy Statement published January 2013, sets out future policies for protecting, improving and expanding public and private woodland. One year on, the Forestry Commission report on their progress towards achieving these aims.