Chalara Update: February 2015

Article posted on 19 February 2015 Chalara dieback of ash, also known as Chalara or ash dieback, is a fungal disease of ash trees which causes leaf loss, crown dieback and bark lesions in affected trees. Once a tree is infected the disease is usually fatal, either directly, or indirectly by weakening the tree to the point where it succumbs more readily to attacks by other pests or pathogens, especially Armillaria fungi, or honey fungus. First signs of Chalara in Britain were … Read full story

2015 RTPI SW CPD Events booking open

Article posted on 19 January 2015 Booking is open for all events in the popular RTPI South West Conference Programme.   Cost RTPI Members £75 + VAT Non Members £85 + VAT Retired Members £31 + VAT Full Time Students/Unwaged £21 + VAT   Further details Further details about the 2015 RTPI South West Conference Programme, including booking forms that you can download, can be found on the RTPI webpage at http://www.rtpi.org.uk/the-rtpi-near-you/rtpi-south-west/events/.  Full programmes for each conference are usually available 4-6 weeks … Read full story

An Approach to Landscape Character Assessment, Natural England

  Article posted on 16 January 2015 You will probably have seen that “Landscape Character Assessment: Guidance for England and Scotland” (2002) has been replaced by “An Approach to Landscape Character Assessment” (October 2014). This document can be accessed here, and can be found at the bottom of the landing page alongside “An Approach to Seascape Character Assessment”. Both documents should give us a seamless approach to Character Assessment from land to sea. Notably the European Landscape Convention applies to our territorial … Read full story