Neville Fay, Principal Consultant at Treework Environmental Practice recently gave a lecture at the Tree Ecosystems and Man conference in Vilnius; Neville’s gave two presentations on The Principles and Practice of Conservation Arboriculture. The conference was hosted by the Lithuanian Ministry of the Environment, European Arboricultural Council (EAC) and Lithuanian Arboricultural Centre.
The EAC is an emerging arboricultural community developing coherent guidance and publications on theory and good practice with a strong training policy. Its membership has a passion for trees and professional progression.
Neville Fay said, “This is my second visit to Lithuania. The first was when I was asked by Czech conservation arborist, Martin Nemec, to provide guidance for the management of an iconic, nationally treasured ancient tree, the Stelmuze Oak.
I was pleased when I heard my report is being acted upon. On this most recent visit, I had an enriching experience, meeting kindred passionate eastern European arborists from Lithuania, Latvia and Poland. I was also grateful to my host, Gintaras Venckus, for showing me round the parks and urban landscape of Vilnius. Arborists in Lithuania are clearly committed to working in the most modern way, learning to manage their mature and veteran trees to enhance their structure, longevity, habitat quality and biodiversity.”