About the Symposium

The annual meeting of the Tree Protection Co-operative Programme (TPCP) and DST/NRF Centre of Excellence in Tree Health Biotechnology (CTHB) has become one of the most important meetings relating to forest tree health in South Africa and globally. The 2018 meetings will take place from 15 to 16 May. Satellite meetings, lab and facility visits and a meeting of the Core Team Members of the CTHB will be held on 14 May. The events are open to staff of member companies of the TPCP and other stakeholders in the TPCP and CTHB.

As has been the case in the past, the 29th annual meeting of the TPCP will focus on key issues relating to forest tree health in South Africa. Importantly, the meeting will again seek to provide feedback to forest industry and other stakeholders on programmes focused on dealing with threatening pest and disease problems following an integrated pest management approach. This year, we will again have the opportunity to learn from colleagues in other parts of the world and to 'benchmark' TPCP work internationally.




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Please find the programme here.



  • Please register online before 26 April 2018 by completing this online form OR print, fill in and fax this form to 012-420 3960.
  • There are no costs involved in the workshop.
  • Transport to and from the events and accommodation are the responsibility of the attendees.
  • Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you require any advice regarding this important event.

We look forward to welcoming you in Pretoria and once again to use this opportunity to exchange ideas and to further the important goal of "KEEPING TREES HEALTHY".


FABI and Sanlam Auditorium, Hillcrest campus of the University of Pretoria

Sanlam Auditorium & Conference Center

TPCP members


TPCP supported by

Forestry SA
Department of Science and Technology
National Research Foundation
University of Pretoria