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Fasicles, Pegs, Suckers and Scales


Friday 20 October 2017, 19:00.  Newcastle University РRidley Building, Lecture Hall RIDB2.1.65

The past, present and future of conifers in the British Isles. Join Matt Parratt to learn about their definition; their history here since the ice age; the main genera and species that we’re likely to see out and about; busting a few myths; and looking forwards to the increasing number of pests and diseases queuing up to cause problems.

Matt has worked as a research scientist for the Forestry Commission for 17 years, specialising in conifers and in tree pests and diseases. He is the joint conifer referee for the Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland, and teaches tree identification for the Field Studies Council.