In the Midlands, as part of its regular forum meetings, TDAG invites guest speakers to present on a wide range of subjects related to the use of trees and green infrastructure to make better places. Links to access past presentations are provided below. Please do not reproduce any of the slide material without permission from the author:
- 19/09/2018 - How do we value trees & other green infrastructure in the urban environment? Full day seminar, multiple presenters
- 10/05/2018 - GI4AQ (Green Infrastructure for Air Quality): Does it all add up? by Chris Churchman, Churchman Landscape Architects
TDAG actively responds to consultations on draft policy documents, guidance and standards which impact upon trees in the built environment. A copy of our past responses to such public consultations can be found below.
- DEFRA consultation on Protecting and Enhancing England’s Trees and Woodlands (February 2019)
- Draft Planning Policy Wales (June 2018)
- Environment Audit Committee Inquiry: Adapting to Climate Change (June 2018)
- Greater London Authority's Draft Environment Strategy (November 2017)
- Raynford Review call for evidence submission (October 2017)
- Representation to the Independent Panel on Forestry (July 2012)
- DEFRA consultation on the implementation of sustainable drainage systems provisions in schedule 3 Flood and Water Management Act 2010 (March 2012)
- Draft National Planning Policy Framework (England) (October 2011)
Other TDAG documents
- Call for submissions as part of the TDAG Consultation on Trees and Developments (submissions to be returned by 5 June 2015)
- The December 2014 article summarising the ideas explored through discussions and debates during the Arboricultural Association autumn 2014 CPD seminars on Trees in Hard Landscapes: a Guide for Delivery and BS8545:2014 Trees: from nursery to independence in the landscape.
- A template Motion to Endorse the 12 Trees in the Townscape principles and build a new generation of local decision-makers that take a 21st century approach to urban trees
- The press release following the launch of Trees in the Townscape on June 26, 2012.
- Trees can make a space. In 2010, TDAG member Martin Gammie was awarded a scholarship by CABE Space to visit areas of good practice around the world to gather information on how to design townscapes which integrate trees. This report captures Martin's findings.
- Ten-Point Action Plan. Drafted in 2010, this document captures the how TDAG defined its top priorities for the years ahead
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