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4th Annual International Arboriculture Summit in Hong Kong
4th Annual International Arboriculture Summit in Hong Kong
4th Annual International Arboriculture Summit in Hong Kong
4th Annual International Arboriculture Summit in Hong Kong
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4th Annual International Arboriculture Summit in Hong Kong

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  • 1. The 4th annual 國際樹木會議(香港)INTERNATIONAL ARBORICULTURE SUMMIT – HONG KONG presentsBalancing Trees and Urban SpacesNovember 17-19, 2011 in Hong Kongwith special keynote speakersProfessor Edward Gilman and Dr. Gary WatsonAdditional speakers include Professor Jason Grabosky, Professor Francesco Ferrini, Professor NING ZhuHua, Dr. Alexia Stokes, Lauren Lanphear, and Sharon Lilly This is not just a conference, but rather a series of educational programs. A booklet of all presentations will be included for each attendee for reference and study. Last year, with Professor Gilman as the keynote, we focused on trees above ground – proper young tree pruning methods, etc… The focus of this year’s conference will be on trees below ground - tree root development, soils, and the complexities of the urban environment. The purpose of this conference is to acquire a better understanding of how roots grow in the urban environment and how to best manage balancing trees and urban spaces. Attendees will receive valuable practicalinformation regarding how to best manage planting strategies in the urban environment, how to choose theright tree for the right place, and how to best manage and evaluate the mature trees, and their root structures.Who Should Attend?Municipal and private sector arborists, landscape architects, property managers and developers, city planners,park managers, nurserymen, tree care practitioners, landscape contractors, students IASHK 2011 SCHEDULE The schedule may be subject to some minor changes in topics or timing.Thursday, November 17th (7.5 hours, 7.5 potential CEUs)Location: Scouts Centre, BP International House, Austin Road, KowloonTime: 8:30am – 5:30pm8:30 – 8:55 Registration (promptly closes as we do not want to disturb speakers with late arrivals)9:00-12:00 Giving Root Systems a Head Start A workshop previously developed for The Landscape Below Ground III: International Workshop on Tree Root Development in Urban Soils held at the Morton Arboretum in 2008. Edward Gilman, University of Florida, and Gary Watson, The Morton Arboretum12:00-1:00 Lunch (lunch is not provided on this day)1:00-3:00 Giving Root Systems a Head Start (continued)3:30-6:00 Kowloon Park Roots Review (review of various trees including wall trees) Division into various smaller groups to accompany a speaker in field discussion.
  • 2. Friday, November 18th (8 hours, 8 potential CEUs)Location: Suen Douh Camp, Sun Uk Chuen, Lung Yeuk Tau, Fanling, NTTime: 8:30am – 5:30pmAttendees to be split into 2 smaller groups, sessions will be repeated morning and afternoon for each groupto attend ALL topics.Session I8:30–10:00 Designed Soils: Root Models Under Pavement - Jason GraboskyLecture and field training, a field review of an actual tree after removal of concrete around the base andpotential Air Spade use.10:00-10:15 Tea Break10:15-12:00 Tree Root System Response to Fine Root Desiccation and Woody Root Severing – GaryWatsonLecture and field training, a field review of an actual uprooted tree root plate.12:00-1:00 Lunch (lunch is provided for all attendees)Session II1:00-1:45 The Biomechanics of Tree Root Anchorage – Alexia Stokes1:45-2:30 Root Crown Form, Root Defects & Tree Stability – Edward Gilman2:30-2:45 Tea Break2:45-3:15 Case Studies of Major Tree Preservation Projects – Lauren Lanphear3:15-3:30 Remediating Urban Soil Through Bio-based Mulch Amendments – NING Zhu Hua3:30-4:15 Sustainable Urban Tree Management – Francesco Ferrini4:15-5:00 Topic and Speaker to Be Announced5:00-5:30 The New ISA Best Management Practices for Tree Risk Assessment – Sharon Lilly, Director of ISA Education Goods and ServicesSaturday, November 19th (8 hours, 8 potential CEUs)Location: Suen Douh Camp, Sun Uk Chuen, Lung Yeuk Tau, Fanling, NTTime: 8:30am – 5:30pmAttendees to be split into 2 smaller groups, sessions will be repeated morning and afternoon for each groupto attend ALL topics.Session I8:30-10:00 Various Tree Planting Topics: Impact of Container Root Ball Pruning Strategies onRoot System Quality and Stability, Planting Depth Affects Root System Quality, etc… – EdwardGilman and Gary WatsonLecture and field training, includes the actual planting of a number of trees and discussion of the correctmethod of planting as well as the negative future affects of incorrect tree planting.10:00-10:15 Tea Break10:15-12:00 Various Tree Planting Topics (continued): Getting the Roots Right – Gary Watson andEdward GilmanContinued lecture and field training, includes a field review and discussion of various trees in the area.12:00-1:00 Lunch (lunch is provided for all attendees)
  • 3. Session II1:00-1:45 Designed Soils: Space & Impacts on Urban Canopy Planning & Management – JasonGrabosky1:45-2:15 Development of the Chinese Arboriculture Glossary of Terms – NING Zhu Hua2:15-2:45 Trees for the City of the Future – Francesco Ferrini2:45-3:00 Tea Break3:00-3:30 Speaking From Experience: 100 Year Old Tree Care Company – Lauren Lanphear3:30-4:15 Tree Root Response to Mechanical Stresses – Alexia Stokes4:15-4:45 Launch of the New ISA Online Learning Center – Sharon Lilly4:45-5:30 Deep Root® Applications for Hong Kong – Jason Grabosky5:30 Conference ConclusionIASHK 2011 Speakers Professor Edward Gilman (Keynote Speaker) Associate Professor, University of Florida- Environmental Horticulture Department, Gainesville, FL, United States. Ed Gilman received his doctorate from Rutgers University. He has been on the faculty of the Environmental Horticulture Department at the University of Florida–Gainesville as professor since 1986. He teaches arboriculture and conducts research on planting and pruning. He is the author of six books on treesand landscape plants, many software programs, and websites that have received numerous awards. Gilman wrote AnIllustrated Guide to Pruning, which is in its second edition. He is a past president of ISA’s Florida Chapter.Dr. Gary Watson (Keynote Speaker)Dr. Watson is the Senior Research Scientist at Morton Arboretum in Illinois.Research Interests: The central interest of the urban tree root research program is tounderstand how to keep trees healthy in urban landscapes by maintaining a healthy balancebetween the crown and the root system. Trees must cope with challenges in urban soilenvironments that are not encountered in nature. We need to know how root systems reactto these, and how to minimize them. Two approaches are used: attempting to direct moreof the trees resources towards root growth; and improving the soil environment so that it ismore favorable. Dr. Watson joined the Morton Arboretum research staff in 1986; Adjunct Professor, University ofIllinois Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences; Past President of International Society ofArboriculture, the Arboricultural Research and Education Academy, and the Illinois Arborist Association; Chair,Green Industry Working Group on Structural Root Depth 2003-present.Professor Jason Grabosky Dr. Grabosky is an Associate Professor at Rutgers University. A Central New York native, Dr. Grabosky is the John and Eleanor Kuser Faculty Scholar in Urban and Community Forestry in the Ecology Evolution and Natural Resources Department at Rutgers University School of Environmental and Biological Sciences. He is the primary inventor on a US patent for a modified soil that enhances root growth in urban environments. His research focuses on tree-pavement design and management issues. He teaches classes in tree care and urban forestry.Professor NING Zhu HuaDr. Zhu H. Ning is a newly elected ISA board member and is a Professor in urbanforestry at Southern University (SU), Baton Rouge, LA. She teaches urban forestecophysiology and nutrition of urban tree to graduate students, and urban forestry, forest
  • 4. science, and tree physiology to undergraduate students. Along with all urban forestry faculty members at SU, sheplayed an important role in the urban forestry programs establishment at B.S., M.S., and coming Ph.D. degree levels.She is also the Project Director of many research projects funded by the US Department of Agriculture, USEnvironment Protection Agency, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Energy, and theNational Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council. Dr. Ning’s international collaborative efforts includingserving as invited expert in the areas of the Chinese State Forestry National Natural Forests Protection and ChineseAcademy of Sciences urban forestry research.Professor Francesco FerriniPh.D., Professor of Arboriculture, University of Florence, Department of Horticulture, SestoFiorentino, FI, Italy Full Professor (Chairman) at the Department of Horticulture Universityof Florence (Italy) -- He has published more than 150 scientific and technical papers inItalian (82) and in English (69) in international referred and nationwide journals. He hasgiven more than 90 talks in numerous international and national congresses. Francesco isalso the immediate past Director of the ISA Italy and is an ISA board member. Dr Alexia Stokes Dr. Stokes received her PhD from the University of York UK in 1994. In collaboration with the Forestry Commission in Edinburgh, she studied the growth responses of young trees subjected to wind loading. Alexia’s particular interest was to understand how tree growth and architecture adapts to mechanical stresses, with a special focus on the root system. After post- doctoral study in Germany, examining root wood strength, Alexia began work at INRA,Bordeaux, France. Working principally on Maritime pine, Alexia and colleagues investigated tree root anchorage withregard to wind storms. In 2005, Alexia began work in China for 2 years, studying how vegetation (plant root systems)could be used to fix soil on slopes against landslides and erosion. She is now based at INRA, Montpellier, France andcontinues her work on tree mechanics and slope stability in the French Alps and southern China. She has also doneresearch projects with Forestry Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM). Recent interests include the ecophysiology oftree root growth at high altitudes and in winter, as well as an understanding of global patterns in root functional traits.Lauren LanphearMr. Lanphear served as the President of the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) from2007-2009. He also served as president of TCIA: Tree Care Industry Association in 1993 andreceived the TCIA Award of Merit in 2004. He is also the President and owner of the ForestCity Tree Protection Co., Inc, in South Euclid, Ohio. The firm, founded by his grandfather in1910, celebrated its 100th Anniversary in 2010. His firm has received Excellence inArboriculture Awards for the following projects: Award of Distinction (1999) (For preservationof historic White Oak tree on grounds of the St. Gregory the Great Church in South Euclid.)Judges Award (2000) (For efforts to prepare 1998 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree.) Arbor Day Award (2000) Sharon Lilly Sharon Lilly, Director of Educational Goods and Services at the International Society of Arboriculture, is a past president of ISA and former chair of the ISA Certification Board. She has more than 25 years experience in the commercial sector as a climber and tree service owner, and has also taught arboriculture at the college level. In addition to authoring and producing the interactive CD-ROM series, she is the author of several popular books, including the ISA Arborist Certification Study Guide, The Tree Climbers’ Guide, The Tree Worker’s Manual, and Managing Golf Course Trees, as well as countless articles, workbooks, and other publications.She has been instrumental in directing and producing many arborist training videos including the ArborMasterTraining Series, Basic Training for Tree Climbers, The Art and Science of Practical Rigging, and The Legends ofArboriculture. Sharon continues to write and conduct seminars on many aspects of arboriculture.
  • 5. IASHK 2011 Registration Form Hong Kong, November 17-19, 2011 (Please choose the option you prefer. Place an X on the line next to each program you would like to attend.) Your early registration is greatly appreciated! Registration deadline is November 1stSpecial Discounts, Please Select Only One: Previous Attendee (10% Off) Full Time Student (50% Off) NGO/Green Group (20% Off) You must include documentary proof with the registration form. If you are a previous attendee of a program, please let us know which one. There is limited seating for students and NGO/Green Group discounts.November 17th–19th , 2011 IASHK 2011 Conference Full Conference Pre-Registration HK$4200 Full Conference Walk-in Registration HK$5200 Single Day Pre-Registration HK$1600 Single Day Walk-in Registration HK$1900Thank you for your interest, and we look forward to seeing you at the conference! Please send your registration form, documentary proof (for discounts), and payment to our address or scan and email to: info@ias.hk Please note that registration is only complete once payment is received.Policies: Please note that we reserve the right to change the program outline and/or venue if due to circumstancesbeyond our control. There will be no refund for withdrawal once registration is complete. Attendees may not electothers to attend in their place unless requested and agreed to 1 week in advance of the conference.Methods of PaymentBy Direct Deposit (please email info@ias.hk with a By Check (please mail the check along with thescanned copy of the deposit receipt once deposited) registration form to the following address)Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited Asia Tree Preservation, Ltd.66 Nathan Road Branch Basement Shop B1 26A Siu Hang San Tsuen, 1/FG/F & 1/F, 65-70 Nathan Road Tsim Sha Tsui Fanling, NTAccount Name: Asia Tree Preservation Limited Hong KongSavings Account: 57411621820Registration Information(Companies registering multiple people, please include a spreadsheet of attendees with the below informationfor each person) (Please fill out all fields)English Name (or pinyin): _________________________ ISA Certification Number: _________________Company/Organization: ____________________________ Name for Conference Badge: __________________Address: ______________________________________________________City: ______________________ Phone: __________________ Fax: _________________Email: __________________________ your confirmation email and instructions will be sent to this address.T-shirt Size (important!) Please circle 1 choice (measure across thechest in inches just under the arm): A T-shirt will be included. www.ias.hk info@ias.hk Phone: 26695126 Fax: 26695127

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