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The Fourth Annual International Arboriculture Summit Hong Kong (IASHK) conference will take place in Hong Kong, November 17-19, 2011. This year's focus is on tree roots and the urban environment, Balancing Trees & Urban Spaces.

International Arboriculture Summit Hong Kong announced

The Fourth Annual International Arboriculture Summit Hong Kong (IASHK) conference will take place in Hong Kong, November 17-19, 2011. This year’s focus is on tree roots and the urban environment, Balancing Trees & Urban Spaces. Registration is currently open.


Professor Edward Gilman, associate professor, University of Florida, and Dr. Gary Watson, senior research scientist at the Morton Arboretum will be the keynote speakers.


Last year, with Professor Gilman as the keynote, IASHK focused on trees above ground — proper young tree pruning methods, tree support systems, 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. Lectures and field training will involve the methods of urban tree planning and management as well as discussions on how trees cope with limited city spaces.


Attendees will receive valuable practical information regarding how to best manage planting strategies in the urban environment, how to choose the right tree for the right place, and how to best manage and evaluate the mature trees, and their root structures, that currently exist.


The conference will also feature the following additional speakers:

Professor Zhu Ning
Professor Jason Grabosky
Dr. Alexia Stokes
Lauren Lanphear
Professor Francesco Ferrini
Sharon Lilly


Please click here to visit the new www.IAS.hk website
Click here to download the FULL brochure of conference proceedings, speaker profiles, and registration form (6 pages)  (PDF)
Click here to download the registration form ONLY (1 page) (PDF) or here for the Microsoft Word version (WORD 2003)
Click here to download the multiple attendees registration spreadsheet (EXCEL 2003)

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