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Free conferences on churchyard trees

21 July 2016


Two free conferences on churchyard trees, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, are to be held this autumn. Aimed at archdeacons, clergy, churchwardens, DAC secretaries and diocesan environment officers, friends groups, tree officers and all those involved in the care of churchyard trees, it is said that the conferences will promote greater awareness of the importance of churchyard trees and encourage maintenance, future growth and interpretation with the support of the community.   

The conferences will be held in Liverpool Cathedral on Thursday, 6th October 2016 and at St John’s Waterloo on Wednesday, 2nd November 2016, and will feature leading churchyard and arboriculture experts, who will discuss the support and management that churches might use to protect the future of churchyard trees. 

Both events are being organised by The Conservation Foundation in association with the Church of England’s Environmental Working Group, Mission and Public Affairs, Cathedrals and Church Buildings along with Caring for God’s Acre and The Charter for Trees, Woods and People.

In order to attend these free conferences please register at or by emailing