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Although small in size and often publicly inaccessible, domestic gardens represent over 25% of UK urban green space and are the most readily accessible green spaces for residents. However, front gardens are increasingly being paved over to make way for off-road parking and lower maintenance requirements. A horticultural intervention was conducted in Salford, Greater Manchester, providing 42 residents with two planters of colourful plants and a tree, as well as compost, a watering can and a trellis. The results of our recent study indicate that adding even small quantities of ornamental plants to previously bare front gardens had a positive effect on an individual’s stress regulation and perceived stress. This presentation highlights importance of residential front gardens to human health and well-being, and thus their contribution to the wider debates around city densification, and urban green infrastructure.
Abdallah is an Architect, Environmentalist and Urban Farmer. He graduated from Cairo university, Department of Architecture and He holds a master degree in Resource Efficiency in Architecture and Planning from HafenCity University, Hamburg, Germany. His Master Thesis, entitled “Retrofitting Green Roofs to the Urban Morphology of Informal Settlements” was awarded “HOLCIM student prize for Sustainability” for the academic year 2015-2016. Upon finishing his Bachelors, he worked for 6 years in Architectural consultancy in several national and multinational companies. Upon receiving his master degree, He worked for 2 years as a Project Manager at The Research Institute for a Sustainable Environment (RISE) at the American University in Cairo (AUC), managing Urban Agriculture projects and leading several research experiments on campus on different techniques of soil less agriculture (Hydroponics & Aquaponics). He is currently working as a Technical Professional at the German International Cooperation (GIZ), supporting the implementation of medium scale, technical and social infrastructure projects in 9 informal settlements in the Greater Cairo region, under the Participatory Infrastructure Project (PIP) in Urban areas, funded by the European Union and the German Government. He is also the Cofounder and Head of Research & Development of Urban Greens Egypt, a 2 years old startup aiming to promote the concept of Urban Agriculture in Cairo. He is also a freelance Consultant for the United States Forest Service (USFS) International Program, working to support urban forestry projects implemented in Egypt and the MENA region. Abdallah is also a frequent writer for the online magazines “The Nature of Cities”& “ The Urban Activist” .
The Women in Arboriculture Group presents this chance to have an informal chat and discuss issues that we all face within the industry. A great opportunity to meet like minded people and create connections.
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The interactive panel discussion show featuring industry experts giving their views on some of the big topics affecting arboriculture and giving you the chance to have your questions answered live!
Monday 4th May 2020 – with Nicola Spence, Tony Kirkham MBE and Jeremy Barrell.
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Tree Health Week kicked off with a focus on trees and fungi. Lynne Boddy discussed the complex relationships between fungi and trees, followed by Chris Wright and David Humphries, who delivered a presentation related to their upcoming publication 'Fungi on Trees: A photographic reference.'
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The second day of Tree Health Week gave us a chance to hear from two experts in their field. Mike Raupp, Professor of Entymology at the University of Maryland and regular international conference speaker. Then Katherine O'Donnell, Head of Seed Conservation and Plant Health at Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI). Katherine is coordinator of the Global Seed Conservation Challenge and the International Plant Sentinel Network.
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The first webinar in our autumn series looked at the growing support for trees and their many benefits, and how projects like the Charter for Trees Woods and People can harness it to make change and inspire others.
In this series our Technical Director, John Parker, introduces some of his favourite presentations from the Arboricultural Association Conference video archives.
Fascinating series of interviews with experts from a range of fields.
The Arboricultural Association hosted a free live webinar for the Stonehouse History Group. Technical Director John Parker delivered a presentation about the trees of Stonehouse, looking at the history of the town through trees and focusing on some of the best specimens in the area.
The Association is pleased to be able to work with a local community group in this way and to fully include Stonehouse and the surrounding areas in the global tree community which has developed around the recent webinar series. You can learn more about the Stonehouse History group here: stonehousehistorygroup.org.uk
This series of lectures – with Q&A and discussion – will lay out the framework for an ecosystem approach to urban forest management planning and implementation. The framework can be used in any city, state or country.
The management and conservation of the urban forest is primarily a social endeavor. The practice of urban forestry is rooted in ecological science. This three-part webinar series will examine how integrated social and bio-physical science is being used during development of strategic urban forest management plans and public policy to sustainably support multiple and diverse outcomes. This ecological approach will be illustrated with practical step by step examples drawn from work with the City Tampa Florida and the Dept. of Conservation which manages a 32,000-hectare natural area system of rare, threatened and endangered habitats within the Tampa, Florida Metropolitan region.
A free webinar presented by the University of Florida IFAS Extension and co-hosted by the Arboricultural Association
Thanks to the Urban Tree Festival .
Season One of the interactive panel discussion show featuring industry experts giving their views on some of the big topics affecting arboriculture and giving you the chance to have your questions answered live!