The Potted History of the Oak Tree – A conservation lecture


Philip studied for a degree in Physical Geography at the University of Reading before engaging with a Masters in Environmental Management through their Agriculture Department. Following this, Philip supported the Forestry Commission with some research in a project called ADAFOR, looking at how to adapt woodlands to a changing climate. Alongside this, Philip shares his passion for trees with Geology and has undertaken postgraduate study at the University of Keele looking at features of Chalk, Aquifers and Groundwater Hydrology. Philip is still involved in several Ancient Woodland management and conservation plans in the Chiltern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and Cornwall. His particular interests span across native species, broadleaf trees, and in particular: Beech trees.


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