International Arboriculture Summit – Hong Kong (IASHK) 2012 will be held Nov. 19 -21, 2012. This year, the summit will be preceded by the Hong Kong Tree Climbing Competition (HKTCC) Nov. 17-18. Both events will held at Wu Kai Sha Youth Village in Ma On Shan.
Conference speakers include the following:
Professor Kim Coder (Keynote Speaker)
Professor of Tree Biology, University of Georgia, Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources, Athens, GA, United States
Dr. Kim Coder is a professor of tree biology and health care at the Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources, University of Georgia. He teaches and conducts educational programs throughout the world to a diverse audience of arborists and urban foresters. Coder specializes in tree biology, tree health care, and tree biomechanics. He is a past president of ISA and has received three international awards (achievement, author citation, and education) from ISA for his service to the arboriculture profession. Coder has written more than 400 articles and other publications on trees and their environments. He has degrees from Iowa State University in forestry, tree biology, and forest ecology.
Board Certified Master Arborist, Consulting Arborist, New Hill, NC, United States
Guy Meilleur is a practicing and consulting arborist for Better Tree Care in Apex NC, US. He is a former staff arborist at the University of North Carolina, instructor at Duke and Virginia Tech Universities, and lecturer at North Carolina State University. Having written 18 Detective Dendro articles. He also has contributed 13 articles to Australia’s Arbor Age in the past 4 years. Guy is an ISA Board-Certified Master Arborist, Municipal and Utility Specialist, and Tree Worker-Climbing Specialist. His work involves managing wood decay, pruning stem-girdling roots, and restoration pruning on storm-damaged trees with telescoping pole tools.
Neville is the founder of Treework Environmental Practice, a leading UK multidisciplinary consultancy. He is a Chartered Arboriculturist and chairs the Ancient Tree Forum and the National Tree Safety Group drafting subcommittee. He is also an expert witness in tree related personal injury and environmental cases with 25 years experience in tree planning, habitat and public safety consultancy. Neville founded the charity Tree Aid and developed the ‘Innovations in Arboriculture’ seminars to advance UK arboricultural knowledge. In 2009, he received the Arboricultural Association Award for Continued Services to Arboriculture. Neville lectures in the UK, USA and Europe and has co-authored the Specialist Survey Method, Veteran Trees: A guide to Risk and Responsibility and Tree Surveys: a guide to good practice.
Frank Rinn of Heidelberg, Germany is the Executive Director of ISA Germany. He is also owner of RINNTECH, where measurement devices for tree and timber inspection are developed, applied, and sold to tree/wood scientists and experts from various disciplines. Frank developed the first electronic needle drill resistance machines in 1986, and holds a corresponding patent from 1990. He has been recognized internationally for his advancements in technical wood analysis, and has received four innovation awards for his contribution to the industry.
More speakers to be announced — topics will include the following:
ADVANCED TREE BIOLOGY: Photosynthesis & Respiration – Dr. Kim Coder
NATURAL AGING PROCESSES OF TREES, An Ecosystem Approach To Diagnostics & Management. – Neville Fay
EPICORMICS & ANATOMICAL/PHYSIOLOGICAL CHANGES – Guy Meilleur
UPWARDS, DOWNWARDS, SIDEWIDES – The Movement Of Water In Trees Case Study of Mysteries Within – Dr. Michael Forster
RISK MITIGATION: Bananas, Carrots and Tree Biomechanics – Frank Rinn
TREES & STORMS: Understanding Wind Loads on Trees – Dr. Kim Coder
CONSERVATION ARBORICULTURE LEARNING FROM OLD TREES – Neville Fay
LATEST INNOVATIONS ON LOOKING INSIDE THE TREE – Frank Rinn
INTRODUCTION TO ARBORICULTURE CONSULTATION – Sammy Au
RESTORATION PRUNING: Restoring Damages Trees – Guy Meilleur
WHY TREES AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION – Neville Fay
TREE RISK ASSESSMENT: Systematic Evaluation Process (Model) – Dr. Kim Coder
THE BLOOD PRESSURE OF TREES – Continuously Monitoring the Health Of Trees With Advanced Techniques – Dr. Michael Forster
THE PRACTICAL MANAGEMENT ROLE OF A MUNICIPAL ARBORIST – Ryan Lewis
For more information, visit www.IAS.hk