A calendar of red squirrel conservation or tree health related events from the UK Squirrel Accord and various partners and stakeholders. Add your event to this page by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
29 May - 06 June ~ National Hedgerow Week
The National Tree Council’s National Hedgerow Week is a celebration of beautiful, bountiful, biodiversity bursting hedgerows, their rich wildlife and cultural significance. Take part in this week to celebrate the way hedges provide important wildlife habitat, act as corridors for red squirrel movement, support pollinators, absorb carbon and clean our air.
05 June ~ World Environment Day
20 - 26 September ~ Red Squirrel Awareness Week
This annual awareness week is dedicated to red squirrels and their conservation.
27 November - 05 December ~ National Tree Week
The Tree Council established National Tree Week in 1975. It is the UK’s largest annual tree celebration, marking the start of the winter tree planting season (November to March each year). A variety of events are planned and everyone is encouraged to take part. Find out more and get involved.
Past events - catch up on recordings of and/or information from previous events
Woodland invasives: grey squirrels webinar - May 2021
Watch a recording of our webinar for Invasive Species Week 2021. Conservation professionals Kay Haw, UK Squirrel Accord, Heinz Traut, Red Squirrels Northern England, and Bridget Johnson, Knowsley Safari, offer an overview of woodland invasives with a focus on the issues grey squirrels pose to broadleaf tree health and endangered red squirrels in the UK, and the importance of managing negative impacts.
UKSA fertility control research update - March 2021
An online event to mark the mid-point of our grey squirrel fertility control research project. Hear updates on progress from the expert Animal and Plant Health Agency team - Dr Giovanna Massei, Rebecca Pinkham, Sarah Beatham and Simon Crofts - conducting this research being funded by the UK Squirrel Accord and supporters. Watch a video of the presentations and Q&A session.
National Tree Week webinar - December 2020
Launch of our grey squirrel tree damage short film. Alongside talks from Fera Science Ltd’s Dr Charles Lane, on tree pests and pathogens and the potential for grey squirrel bark stripping to exacerbate these tree health issues, and the Animal and Plant Health Agency’s Dr Giovanna Massei, discussing human-wildlife conflicts and grey squirrel fertility control research. Watch a video of the webinar.
Grey squirrel damage webinar - September 2020
Leading woodland professionals - Graham Taylor, Daniel Small and David Bliss - discuss the impacts and challenges created by grey squirrel bark stripping, and work to protect trees from this damage in a webinar to mark National Plant Health Week 2020. It includes an introductory message from Lord Gardiner of Kimble (Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs). Watch a video of the webinar.
Red Squirrel Conservation Update webinar - September 2020
Leading experts from around the UK - Stephen Trotter, Craig Shuttleworth, Katy Bell, Michael Stinson and Mel Tonkin - provide updates on red squirrel conservation work from the four countries and answer key questions from attendees in a webinar to celebrate Red Squirrel Awareness Week 2020. It includes an introductory message from Lord Gardiner of Kimble (Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs). Watch a video of the webinar.
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