Plant Health event at Hilliers

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens – trees and woody plants

Update on current pest and disease threats and appropriate biosecurity measures

2nd June 2014 

The day is aimed at managers of plant collections, woodlands, amenity plantings and local authority tree officers with the aim of updating knowledge about current plant and tree pest and diseases found in the UK and emerging international risks. There will be discussions about appropriate biosecurity measures that can be implemented to help reduce the spread of plant pests and diseases.

Speakers include:

Gerard Clover

Gerard is Principal Scientist – Plant Health with the Royal Horticultural Society, he has 20 years of experience in international scientific research, including heading a team of 45 plant pathologists and providing scientific services to the New Zealand and UK governments.

Andy Hall

Andy is Plant Health Team Manager for Forestry Commission England; he is experienced in all areas of tree health.

Keith Sacre

Keith is Sales Director for Barcham Trees; he has an extensive local authority background working both in London and Essex as Nursery & Parks Manager

Ian Wright

Ian is Gardens & Parks Adviser and Plant Health Specialist, South West region, for National Trust. Since 2006 he has been adviser at all NT properties in the South West on all aspects of plant health.

Plant Health Seeds Inspectors (PHSI) from the Food and Environment Agency (Fera).

Venue: Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Jermyns Lane, Ampfield, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 0QA.

Tickets: £20.00 including lunch

For tickets & venue information please contact the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens on: 01794 369318 or email

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