KMIS lecture: My life in trees

Georgi Ennis, Woodland Officer for the Forestry Commission, talks about the sustainable management of woodlands.  

Dark woodland


6 December 2021


6pm to 7pm


Lady Lisa Sainsbury Lecture Theatre, Kew Gardens

Also available online, live and on demand



Britain remains one of the least-wooded countries in Europe and the tiny area of surviving ancient woodland is still under threat.

Join Georgi Ennis, Kew-trained arboriculturalist turned Woodland Officer for the Forestry Commission, for a guide to protecting, expanding and promoting the sustainable management of woodlands.  

Georgi spent five years climbing trees as a sub-contractor before coming to Kew to train in arboriculture. Now she manages thousands of hectares of woodland in South Hampshire and the Isle of Wight for the Forestry Commission, but still finds time to do tree surgery on the side.


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