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The International Arboriculture Summit - Hong Kong will be held Nov. 18-20, 2013. Early registration ends Aug. 23.

International Arboriculture Summit – Hong Kong

The International Arboriculture Summit – Hong Kong will be held Nov. 18-20, 2013. Early registration ends Aug. 23.


The summit will focus on best management practices in urban arboriculture, tree risk assessment, mitigation practices, diagnosis and tree inventories.


The keynote educator will be Dr. Tom Smiley. CEUs are available to all certified arborists and other certification holders each day of the summit; at least 21 CEUs will be awarded to all who attend the full three days.


 


IASHK Conference Topics


 


Monday, November 18


Best Management Practices as a Theme and Goal of the Arborist


Tom Smiley


 


Quantifying Risk to Distinguish Real Risk & Perceived Risk


Mark Duntemann


 


Tree Risk Assessment Qualification


Tom Smiley


 


Human Interaction with Trees; Friend or Foe? Consideration of Risk Perceptions


Alexia Stokes


 


TRAQ; The Matrixes: Likelihood, Consequences & The Risk Rating


Tom Smiley


 


Tree Risk Assessments:  A Comparison of Quantitative and Qualitative Methods


Mark Duntemann


 


Case Studies of Integrated Vegetation Management


Elizabeth Brantley


 


Institute of Arboriculture Studies Research Initiative


Bill Fountain


Chair of IASHK Board of Advisors


Wall Trees – How do they Stay Up There


(Alexia Stokes will be a guiding contributor in the research)


 


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Tuesday, November 19


 


Tree Planting – Installation: Key to Success or Cause of Failure


Bill Fountain


 


Tree Pruning – Review of Pruning Methods and Writing Pruning Specifications


Tom Smiley


 


Tree & Shrub Fertilisation – Plant Responses to Fertilisation


Elizabeth Brantley


 


Tree Root Growth and Management On Sloping Terrain


Alexia Stokes


 


Tree Protection to Increase Tree Survival Potential


Tom Smiley


 


Pre-Planning and Project Oversight to Successful Tree Preservation


Mark Duntemann


 


Tree Root Management Best Practices – Developments in the new ISA BMP


Alexia Stokes


 


Tree Support Systems – Current Standards And Future Developments in


Cabling, Bracing and Propping


Tom Smiley


 


Panel Discussion on Tree Risk Assessment & the Form:  Should the Client See it?


Tom Smiley, Alexia Stokes, Mark Duntemann, Bill Fountain, Elizabeth Brantley


 


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Wednesday, November 20


 


A Global View on Tree Survey Design:


The Applied Use of a Tree Survey;


Keeping it Simple


Mark Duntemann


 


Maintaining Tree Inventories


Elizabeth Brantley


 


Tree Planting – Right Plant, Right Site


Bill Fountain


 


Diagnosis: Integrated Pest Management;


Best Practices for Procedures to Assess & Analyze Diseases


Julie Beale


 


Recognizing Signs and Symptoms


Elizabeth Brantley 


 


Assessment & Diagnostic Approach to Various Tree Rots


Julie Beale


 


Integrated Vegetation Management:- Utility Pruning of Trees


TBA


 


Additional educators & topics to be added


 


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