Conference Programme

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Monday 5 September

Morning session

United Kingdom

Theme: Urban Tree Management

Session Chair: de Gourét Litchfield (SWE)

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United Kingdom

Keynote: Martin Kelly (UK)

The Trees and Design Action Group. Past, Present and Future

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Sweden

Henrik Sjoman (SWE)

Improving urban resilience through tree selection – new findings in the search of right tree for right site situation

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Columbia

Francisco Escobedo (COL)

Lessons learned: Applying i-Tree for research, management and education in different parts of the world

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USA

Andrew Koeser (US)

How Green Are Trees? A carbon footprint assessment of urban trees and their care

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Australia

May Carter (AUS)

To tree or not to tree: The challenges of growing a forest in an urban setting

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Afternoon session

USA

Paul Ries (US)

Update on ISA

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United Kingdom

Theme: Tree Health

Session Chair: Jon Banks (UK)

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United Kingdom

Charles Lane (UK)

Inspiring the next generation for plant health scientists

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ItalyUnited Kingdom

Neville Fay (UK) and

Lucio Montecchio (IT)

Developing a partnership model for tree health and resilience: the example of canker stain of plane

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United Kingdom

Ana Perez-Sierra (UK)

Observatree – An early warning system for tree health

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United Kingdom

Peter Thomas (UK)

Is ash doomed in Britain?

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Tuesday 6 September

Morning session

United Kingdom

Theme: Planning and Development

Session Chair: Baroness Kate Parminter (UK)

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United Kingdom

Keynote: Merrick Denton Thompson (UK)

Collaboration, planning and management in the landscape

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United Kingdom

Andrew Grant (UK)

Creative collaboration

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United Kingdom

Nick Grayson (UK)

Introducing UN Habitat III and the New Urban Agenda

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United Kingdom

David Davidson (UK)

Raymond Unwin and the Landscape of Hampstead Garden Suburb; Origins and Management

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United Kingdom

Jon Kiely (UK)

Impact Assessment in arboricultural: an opportunity for development

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United Kingdom

Tony Mulhall (UK)

Place making and value

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Afternoon session

United Kingdom

Theme: Natural Capital and Infrastructure

Session Chair: Robert Huxford (UK)

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Ireland

Tony Williams (IRE)

Tree planting adjacent to utilities and tramway infrastructure

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United Kingdom

Neil Strong, Network Rail (UK)

Balancing urban tree management for natural capital and safe operation of the railway

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United Kingdom

Christoph Brintrup (UK)

HS2’s landscape design approach to high speed travel in the UK

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United Kingdom

Stephen O’Malley (UK)

Poetry In Urban Infrastructure

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United Kingdom

Tony Sangwine, Highways Agency (UK)

Managing the highways estate

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Wednesday 7 September

Morning session

United Kingdom

Theme: Arboricultural Practice

Session Chair: David Dowson (UK)

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USA

Keynote: Paul Ries (US)

The changing face of arboricultural education – a global perspective

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United Kingdom

Brian Crane (UK)

Life and Death - Sheffield’s highway tree removal programme

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United Kingdom

Lynne Boddy (UK)

Invasion of wood in standing trees

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United Kingdom

Dealga O’Callaghan (UK)

A review of the TPO system

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USA

Jason Miesbauer (US)

Targeted pruning of branches that lack collars: How pruning cut angle and location affect wound closure and dysfunctional wood attenuation

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Afternoon session

United Kingdom

Theme: Tree Risk Management

Session Chair: Stephanie Hall (UK)

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USA

Andrew Koeser (US)

Assessment of likelihood of failure using limited visual, basic, and advanced assessment techniques

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Netherlands

Henry Kuppen (NL)

Ash dieback control based on tree risk management

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United Kingdom

David Evans (UK)

Tree risk: Safety in numbers and words

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United Kingdom

Steve Turnbull (UK)

Tree risk management at Windsor

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