Learning Platform 2

The second Learning Platform Workshop was held in Edinburgh on 26th October 2015. The aims of this workshop were:

  • To further establish a community of interest around early detection of UK tree pests and pathogens
  • To capture the perspectives of policy makers, community woodland groups and citizens as well as other stakeholders on early detection of tree pests and pathogens
  • To update this community on the development of five emerging technologies
  • To discuss potential deployment opportunities and formats of these technologies with stakeholders
  • To explore future and wider possibilities for the framing of early detection technologies

It was a successful and interactive day! The presentations are available below and a full report and executive summary will follow soon.

Learning Platform 2 Report
Download file (pdf)


Project introduction and update
Rick Mumford - Fera, Download file (pdf)

The context of tree health in Scotland
Jane Chard - SASA, Download file (pdf)

Community forestry perspective
Bianca Ambrose-Oji - Forest Research / Jon Hollingdale - Community Woodlands Association, Download file (pdf)

Citizen science and early detection
Michael Pocock - Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Download file (pdf)

Pecha Kucha technology updates

Each scientist presented a 5 minute update on their technology development and discussion and sought to build on key opportunities identified in Year 1 and challenges.

Keynote listener reflections
Anna Brown - Tree Health Policy, Forestry Commission Scotland, Download file (pdf)