Species selection. A guide to informed decision making

A new 36-page publication entitled Species Selection: A Guide to Informed Decision Making from Barcham Trees is to be launched at the Arboricultural Association’s annual “Arb Show”, which takes place on Friday 11 and Saturday 12 May 2018 at Westonbirt The National Arboretum, Tetbury, Gloucestershire.

Available free-of-charge to tree-care professionals, Species Selection is the result of many months’ work by Barcham director and the Association’s chairman Keith Sacre. It considers site constraints, tolerances, hardiness, ecosystem services and aesthetics, and includes useful tables of trees for quick reference in the field. ”

When it comes to selection, there is never just one right answer”, says Sacre, “and compromise is usually required. The decision can either be the result of informed guesswork or reached by an educated, evidence-based assessment of the various factors involved. Our new little book aims to be a handy guide which outlines the aspects which should inform the decision-making process”.

To reserve a copy of Species Selection please e-mail Keith Sacre ([email protected])