KMIS lecture: The Global Tree Assessment — a framework for saving all of the world’s tree species

Award-winning plant ecologist and author Dr Paul Smith talks about The Global Tree Assessment.

Visitors admiring the oak trees at Kew Gardens


24 January 2022


6pm to 7pm


Lady Lisa Sainsbury Lecture Theatre, Kew Gardens

Also available online, live and on demand



Join our talk on the ambitious Global Tree Assessment with Dr Paul Smith.

Paul is an award-winning plant ecologist and author of several acclaimed field guides.

Following on from his role as head of Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank, Paul now acts as CEO of The Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI).  

In this lecture, Paul will discuss the colossal efforts of BGCI, as they undertake The Global Tree Assessment which is set to be the largest red listing effort ever.

BGCI are aiming to assess the conservation status of the world’s tree species by 2023 to prevent the extinction of the rarest and most endangered tree species on our planet.


Kew Mutual Improvement Society Lecture Series

Since 1871, the Kew Mutual Improvement Society (KMIS) has been running an annual lecture series to boost your knowledge of the plant and fungal kingdom.  

From talks about historic gardens, to insights from the world of forensic botany, this year's series will introduce you to the latest discoveries and advancements in science and horticulture.  

You will hear from expert  staff, top scientists, and professional gardeners on some of the most ground-breaking research, practices and trends in the world. 

Find out more about the 2021 — 2022 KMIS Lecture Series