FISA SHAD - Ash Dieback


08 Jul 2019

FISA SHAD - Ash Dieback

Ash Dieback; chainsaw operations, operational planning and communication 

Ash Dieback disease or Chalara (Hymenoscyphus fraxineus) is killing a large number of Ash trees, resulting in trees with a very high proportion of deadwood in the crown and also likely to have no significant fibre strength at felling height. When harvesting/felling these trees, careful planning is essential.  The primary consideration must be whether the job can be done using mechanical harvesting equipment where the operator is in a protective cab.  Where this is not possible, it is more important than ever that a chainsaw operator is both competent and properly equipped.  

  • 8th July - Duchy College - book by 4th July
  • 9th July - Plumpton College - book by 4th July
  • 10th July - Alice Holt - NOW FULL
  • 15th July - Westonbirt Arboretum - NOW FULL
  • 16th July - Cannock Chase - book by 11th July

All events take place 5-8pm.

Full event details on FISA SHAD Ash Dieback Flyer

Spaces are limited, please book early to avoid disappointment.

Kindly supported by Euroforest Ltd and Forestry England


If you wish to attend one of these Ash Dieback SHADS please email with your

  • Name, Company, Address, Email address; FISA membership number if appropriate, and which venue and date you wish to join.
  • Please advise any dietary requirements.
  • If for Alice Holt please provide your vehicle registration to waiver parking fees.

Early booking is recommended but bookings will close end of June 2019. 

All attendees will be sent an attendance certificate after the event by email.