Woodland Carbon, Climate Change and Funding Opportunities – 9 July 11.00 am
Tilhill, the UK’s leading forest management, timber harvesting and landscaping company invite you to join their public England webinar in association with Country Land & Business Association (CLA). The online event will look at providing information to farmers, landowners and companies looking at woodland creation and England’s funding opportunities, climate change and woodland carbon. The webinar takes place on Thursday July 9th at 11am. Registrants will receive valuable information from Tilhill’s forestry professionals plus CLA’s Climate Change Advisor.
The England event will be chaired by Tim Liddon, Tilhill’s Forestry Director. Tim grew up with forestry in South West England where his father owned a forestry business. He studied Forestry at Aberdeen University and joined Tilhill as a forest manager in 1980. He has enjoyed the challenges and opportunities the industry has had to offer over the last 40 years.
In 2015 Tim was appointed to the Tilhill Board as Forestry Director. He has been a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Foresters since 2004. He continues to seek solutions and to raise standards in forestry. Tim Liddon said: “These Webinars are a great way to share our knowledge and expertise to farmers and landowners to help them access our professional services.”
Stuart Pearson, Tilhill’s North & Central England Regional Manager will be the first to present on England’s woodland funding opportunities. Stuart has worked in forestry for over 30 years and has experience of not only the Forestry Commission but smaller forestry businesses as well as a stint being self-employed. All of which adds up to him bringing a well-rounded knowledge of the industry to Tilhill when he joined the company in 2003, after which he swiftly became District Manager and now Regional Manager. Stuart looks after the North and Central England District comprising four offices across the region.
Stuart will be followed by guest speaker Alice Ritchie, CLA’s Climate Change Advisor. Alice Ritchie is currently the Climate Change Adviser for the CLA and previously worked for the New Zealand government on forestry, agriculture and climate change policy. Alice is a qualified barrister and solicitor, specialising in environmental law and is currently mid-way through a Master of Science in Food Security from the University of Edinburgh. Alice advises on matters concerning mitigating greenhouse gas emissions, adapting to climate change, water management and water quality.
The webinar will conclude with long-time forestry professional Julian Ohlsen, Tilhill’s Southern England Regional Manager discussing woodland carbon. Julian started his career some forty-two years ago, working on the Longleat Estate in Wiltshire. His wide experience and knowledge base has been gained in diverse locations such as Caithness, Yorkshire, New Zealand and Canada. He has been responsible for the forestry, landscaping and contracting business across the south of England as Regional Manager for Tilhill for the past twenty years. Julian also represents private management companies at the national customer forum with the Forestry Commission, and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Foresters. Outside of Tilhill, Julian is a woodland owner himself with a small broadleaved wood in Devon that keeps him and his family supplied with firewood!
Tilhill will also be launching a Welsh focused webinar on Making Trees Work for You in August.