We are have a core team of collaborators listed below and as a networking event we are also reaching out to work with a variety of volunteers and projects that will be listed in the coming months.
While this conference is mainly about trees, we are also supportive of a variety of methods to enhance carbon sequestration with soil, purify the atmosphere, waterways and oceans, support the Ozone layer’s ability to function and generally look to balance Nature’s natural cycles in harmony with humans and other life forms.
For the purpose of this conference we are focusing on our areas of expertise and the best part we can play, at this current time, is to highlight the growing body of wisdom around working with trees and forests globally.
We would like to see significantly more land given over to planting trees locally and look to support all bodies and individuals to meet this aim.
We fully understand that woodland planting is not always the best use of land and the needs of farm owners, alternative habitats, and other community requirements need to be fully heard and understood.
None the less, bearing in mind UK forest cover is currently at 12% and England’s at 10% we agree with the conclusions of the Read Report that large-scale tree planting is one of our best options for sequestering carbon from the atmosphere and supporting the long-term structure and water retention of the soil.
From our own calculations we’d ambitiously head for 41% forest cover in the UK. On the day, our panel discussion will focus on which trees to plant bearing in mind current climate change predictions.
Secondary School Mathematics Teacher, mother of two and tree enthusiast.
Lulu Urquhart & Adam Hunt
Co-founders and Directors of the Landscape Design Consultancy, Petherick, Urquhart & Hunt. They are both passionate plant-lovers, environmentalists and landscape designers as you’ll find out from their website at www.puandh.com.
Sophie is Homeopath, Herbalist, long-time supporter of the Chalice Well in Glastonbury, UK and Guardian of the Nagasaki Peace Flame. You can find out about her as a practitioner at www.holistichomeopath.co.uk and about her work creating Essences, including Tree Essences at www.wildmedicine.co.uk.
Dan is a Social Enterprise and Project Management Professional with many outdoor events, festivals and conference creating social change. You can find out more at his personal website at danhurring.com which includes the impressive list of the conferences and festivals he has run on the Projects page.
If you are drawn to support us to create a free online version of this conference please go to our go fund me campaign.
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