Simon Toomer

National Trust

Simon Toomer - National Trust

I am the National Specialist for Plant Conservation at the National Trust. I have worked as a forester, land management advisor and arboriculturalist in private, local authority and charity sectors, and was previously Curator and Director at Westonbirt, The National Arboretum. I am Chair of PlantNetwork, a member of the Plant Conservation Committee of Plant Heritage and a trustee of the charity Tree Aid. I am a contributor to the Trusted Source project.

Horse chestnut tree in spring at Dudmaston

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