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FCCWG Climate Change - Online Workshop Session 4 - Decision Support Tools

  • Date - Wednesday 28 October 2020
  • Venue - Online
  • Start time - 11.00am
  • Duration - 60 to 90 minutes
  • Price - Free of charge

Climate Change Adaptation of Forests, Woods and Trees in England

This is the final of four online workshops which feature in-depth content developed and presented by expert members of the Forestry Climate Change Working Group (FCCWG).  This informative series of events will provide attendees with a comprehensive overview of the principles for adapting trees and woodlands to climate change, information on which silvicultural systems are best suited to managing species mixes, and also offer advice on how to select species to meet management objectives. 

All four events take place in October, with a diverse range of content being delivered through a mix of presentations, case studies and panel discussions. These sessions were developed following the publication of the Forestry Commission’s Managing England's Woodlands in a Climate Emergency with a view to providing more guidance to the sector.

The remaining three sessions take place on 07,16 and 21 October 2020.

Content of Session 4: Decision Support Tools

28 October – 11am

Chaired by Sam Brown MICFor, this session will provide attendees with information on the use and limitations of current decision support tools for adaptation.


  • Alastair Semple, Planning Forester at the Forestry Commission
  • Emily Fensom, Woodland Resilience Officer at the Forestry Commission
  • Chris Sorensen, Woodland Resilience Officer at Forestry Commission




About the Forestry & Climate Change Working Group:

The Forestry Climate Change Working Group is comprised of several leading forestry organisations, including CLA, CONFOR, Defra, the Forestry Commission, Forest Research, the Future Trees Trust, the Institute of Chartered Foresters, Lockhart-Garratt, Natural England, the National Trust, Pryor and Rickett, the Royal Forestry Society, the Sylva Foundation, Tilhill, the Tree Council,  Woodland Heritage and the Woodland Trust. It was created to drive forward closer relationships with government in terms of policy, forestry strategy, regulation, science and innovation.

You can read the FCCWG’s Forestry Climate Change Action Plan Progress Report on the RFS website here

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