18 February, 2014
25 Years Keeping Trees Healthy
The ANNUAL MEETING OF THE TREE PROTECTION CO-OPERATIVE PROGRAMME (TPCP) will
once again take place in Pretoria during the second week of May. The
meeting will be the 25th of its kind in a row - a remarkable achievement
for Forestry in South Africa and an occasion to reflect on the many
achievements of what has become the largest plantation tree health
programme in the world.
Programme for this year's TPCP meeting will once again include
presentations from visitors from various parts of the world (eg Italy,
Portugal, USA and others), South African forestry colleagues as well as
staff and students of the Programme. UPDATES on the most important
insect and disease challenges (Sirex, Leptocybe, Gonipterus, Fusarium and
others) will be presented and there will again be good opportunities to
discuss and debate the actions required to ensure long term
sustainability of forestry in South Africa.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SHARING TWO EXCITING AND INTERESTING DAYS WITH YOU.
PLEASE DIARIZE THE DATES AS FOLLOWS:
Tuesday 13th May 08h00 for 08h30. Coffee will be served! Followed by a full day of presentations.
Wednesday 14th May 08h30
to 12h30 Formal presentations. These will be followed by the TPCP Board
meeting and tours of facilities for non-board members.
reminder, preliminary programme and registration documents will be sent
out soon. In the interim, if you have any questions regarding the
meeting, please contact Madelein van Heerden. (Madelein.vanHeerden@fabi.up.ac.za)
Best regards and we hope that you will share our 25th Birthday with us!
Tel: (012) 420 3938
Fax: (012) 420 3960