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Hong Kong International Arboriculture Summit

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  1. jonpicker

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    International Arboriculture Summit on Tree Assessment and Preservation Hong Kong, November 20-22, 2009
    Hosted by Asia Tree Preservation, Ltd. www.atptree.com


    Friday, November 20th BP International House Scouts Center – Kowloon

    Morning
    Tree Assessment & Tree Preservation with Nelda Matheny & James R. Clark
    What is Risk and How Do We Manage It?
    How to Work with the Uncertainty of Risk Assessment.
    Realistic Expectations in Tree Assessment.
    Identifying Trees Suitable for Preservation.

    Afternoon
    Hong Kong Tree Care Management; History and Challenges for Arboriculture Development (Chau)
    Management Techniques of Veteran Trees (Ferrini)
    Tree Risk Assessment and Management in Hong Kong (So)
    Assessing Wind Loads Acting On Solitary Trees (Detter)
    Temperate Experience / Tropical Experience – The Interrelationship (Fountain)
    Recent Experience in Tree Assessment & Real Work in Hong Kong (Picker)

    Saturday, November 21st Suen Douh Camp – Fanling, N.T.

    Lecture and Workshop Topics will include: (attendees will be split into groups and each group will attend all of these topics in turn.)

    Tree Hazard Risk Assessment using the method they developed in the book, A Photographic Guide to the Evaluation of Hazard Trees in Urban Areas (4 hours, Lecture & Field Training with Matheny and Clark)

    Tree Crown Support with Modern Synthetic Systems (2 hours, Lecture & Field Training with Detter)

    Pollarding Methods, the History and Present Practice (30 minutes, Lecture with Ferrini)

    Can Anyone Calculate Tree Stability? (1 hour) (Rinn)

    European and American perspectives on ISA global development (30 minutes, Fountain, Ferrini and Rinn)
    Other topics to be announced

    Sunday, November 22nd Suen Douh Camp – Fanling, N.T.

    Seats are limited for this special day of training. Availability for only the first 40-50 people, so please contact us right away with your interest.

    Tree Statics and the Pulling Tests Method with Andreas Detter (half day, lecture and field training)

    Resistograph with Frank Rinn of Rinntech (half day, lecture and field training)


    Frank Rinn (Germany)

    The Executive Director of ISA Germany and owner of RINNTECH, developers of measurement devices for tree and timber inspection, Frank developed the first electronic needle drill resistance machines in 1986, and holds a corresponding patent from 1990. Recognized internationally for his advancements in technical wood analysis, he has received four innovation awards for his contributions.

    Lawrence Chau (Hong Kong)
    As a plant ecologist by training Lawrence has been researching native plant conservation for more than 20 years. Working on urban greening, arboriculture and tree management since 2003 he is a member of the Old and Valuable Tree Expert Group of LCSD; member of the Community Involvement Committee on Greening of the Home Affairs Bureau and Vice Chairman of the Hong Kong People’s Council for Sustainable Development. He is also a Certified Arborist.

    James R. Clark (USA)
    Jim is coauthor of four books including A Photographic Guide to the Evaluation of Hazard Trees in Urban Areas (2nd Ed., 1992, International Society of Arboriculture), and Arboriculture:Integrated Management of Landscape Trees, Shrubs and Vines (4th Ed., 2004, Prentice Hall). He has presented lectures in arboriculture and urban forestry throughout the U.S., Canada, Brazil, Europe and Australia. Certified Arborist (WE-0846) and Registered Consulting Arborist (#357)

    Andreas Detter (Germany)
    Since 2000, Andreas has lectured and taught workshops in different European countries and the USA on high-tech tree assessment, tree-statics, cabling systems and physics. Andreas holds an engineering degree in Landscape Design. He is member of the board of the SAG Association of Tree Experts and is co-founder of Brudi & Partner TreeConsult in Munich, Germany.

    Francesco Ferrini (Italy)
    Ph.D., Professor of Arboriculture, University of Florence, Department of Horticulture, Sesto Fiorentino, FI, Italy Full Professor (Chairman) at the Department of Horticulture University of Florence (Italy) -- He has published more than 150 scientific and technical papers in Italian (82) and in English (69) in international referred and nationwide journals. He has given more than 90 talks in numerous international and national congresses.is also the Director of the ISA Italy.

    Ken So (Hong Kong)
    HK Conservancy Association Conservation Manager member of Old and Valuable Tree Expert Group of LCSD; with over 12 years of experience in afforestation and urban tree management fields. Certified Arborist, Municipal Specialist, and Certified Tree Worker.

    William Fountain (USA)
    Dr. Fountain is a professor of arboriculture at the University of Kentucky. He is a Board Certified Master Arborist, vice president of the International Society of Arboriculture Executive Committee and has been on the ISA Board of Directors since 2000.

    Nelda Matheny (USA)

    Nelda is coauthor of five books including A Photographic Guide to the Evaluation of Hazard Trees in Urban Areas (2nd Ed., 1992, International Society of Arboriculture), and Arboriculture: Integrated Management of Landscape Trees, Shrubs and Vines (4th Ed., 2004, Prentice Hall). She has presented lectures and training programs arboriculture, horticulture and urban forestry throughout the U.S., Canada Europe and Australia. Board Certified Master Arborist (WE-0195B) and Registered Consulting Arborist (#24

    International Arboriculture Summit, Hong Kong is hosted by :
    Asia Tree Preservation, Ltd. www.atptree.com


    For inquiries, please email [email protected]
     

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