Conference Presentations 2017

Monday 11 September

Morning session

Theme: Biosecurity: The Challenges

 

United Kingdom

Opening Address: His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales (UK)

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United Kingdom

Keynote: Sir Harry Studholme (UK)

Keynote address

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USA

Professor Mike Raupp (USA)

How global change abets insect invasions: Case studies of beetles and bugs from the United States

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United Kingdom

Dr. David Lonsdale (UK) and Keith Sacre (UK)

Lessons from pests in the past; Prospects for the future

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Canada

Professor Edward Wilson (CAN)

Emerald ash borer

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United Kingdom

Dr. Matt Elliot and Lee Dudley (UK)

Tree disease threats and UK Sourced and Grown Assurance – a biosecurity assurance scheme to improve standards

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Afternoon session

Theme: Biosecurity: Exploring Solutions

United Kingdom

Dr. Neil Strong (UK)

Management of Pests and Diseases on the railway alongside Government agencies

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United Kingdom

Simon Toomer (UK)

Developing a plant health standard for the National Trust’s gardens and parks

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Australia

Ian Shears (AUS)

Transitioning Melbourne's urban landscapes - climate adaptation for future liveability

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United Kingdom

Dr. Glynn Percival (UK)

The potential of boosting tree immune systems for Pest and Disease control

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Tuesday 12 September

Morning session

Theme: Diversity, Ecology and Tree Selection

United Kingdom

Keynote: Keith Kirby (UK)

What sort of treescapes do we want and what can we reasonably expect: A view from the bramble patch? Followed by Q&A

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United Kingdom

Jim Mullholland (UK)

Surveying trees for bats: Can we do better?

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United Kingdom

Dr. Paul Woodcock (UK)

Resistant trees as a strategy for mitigating impacts from pests and pathogens

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USA

Dr. Andrew Koeser (USA)

Management strategies for urban, and urbanising, forest diversity

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USA

Guy Meilleur (USA)

Regenerating hollow trees with international pruning standards

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United Kingdom

Ted Green (UK)

Is the past the key to the future? Stress means pests and diseases

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Afternoon session

Theme: Environmental Management in Practice

United Kingdom

Ben Norwood (UK)

Current and future management challenges at Ethy. Balancing veteran tree management, habitat re-creation and public access in the face of biosecurity threats

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United Kingdom

Dan Alder (UK)

Responses of birds and other taxa to irregular silvicultural management in an ancient semi-natural woodland

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United Kingdom

Sam Bower (UK)

Up in the Trees: arboreal dormouse monitoring

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United Kingdom

Ted Green (UK)

Re-wilding at Knepp Castle

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United Kingdom

Jonathan Fulcher (UK)

The Arboricultural Association’s Registered Consultant scheme – an update

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Wednesday 13 September

Morning session

Theme: Pests and Diseases

United Kingdom

Mick Biddle (UK)

Sweet chestnut blight, an overview and an update

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USA

Professor Paula Shrewsbury (USA)

Tiny wasps to the rescue: Sustainable management of invasive insects

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United Kingdom

Geoff Monck (UK)

A presentation of new ideas and research into acute oak decline in the UK

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United Kingdom

Jon Stokes (UK)

Ash dieback in non-woodland trees: Local action planning

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Afternoon session

Theme: Biomechanics and Morphology

Germany

Professor Dr. Andreas Roloff (GER)

Visual assessment of tree vitality via branch architecture

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Australia

Adam Tom (AUS)

The evolution of tree transplanting in South East Queensland

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United Kingdom

Dr. Duncan Slater (UK)

Tree fork evaluation – the outcomes

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Germany

Professor Steffen Rust (GER)

Assessing anchorage and critical wind speed of urban trees

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