the 7th annual
International Arboriculture Summit - Hong Kong “Hanging By Their Roots, Trees & Slippery Slopes” (arboricultural-bioengineering principles for challenging environments) November 19-21, 2014
Keynote Educator - Dr. Alexia Stokes
Additional Conference Educators
The conference & educational seminars/workshops made possible through the effort of the Institute of Arboriculture Studies (Hong Kong) 樹藝學術研究中心 (香港).
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2014 IAS-HK Summit Topics Wednesday, 19 November Optimal Tree Root System Architectures for Planting on Slopes Alexia Stokes Benefits of Trees and Other Woody Vegetation in Maintaining Slope Stability Roy Sidle In situ and laboratory investigation of tree roots in context of slope and tree stability Slobodan Mickovski What Determines the Way a Tree Root Grows? Alexia Stokes Application of Soil Bioengineering of Steep Slope & Challenging Sites Using Native Trees & Shrubs in British Columbia, Canada Pierre Raymond Interactions Between Woody Vegetation & Fluvial Geomorphology Andrew Simon Local Asia Specialist Presentation TBC Introduction of the Chair of IASHK Board of Advisors Francesco Ferrini _________________________________________ Thursday, 20 November Tree Biomechanics; Which is More Important-Tree Shape or Wood Material Properties? Alexia Stokes Numerical & Physical Modeling of Soil-Root Interaction Slobodan Mickovski Evaluation of Shrubs for Slope Consolidation in Urban Landscape Francesco Ferrini Does Cabling Effect the Growth and Sway of Trees Strength Brian Kane Effects of Forest Management on Landslide Susceptibility Roy Sidle The Use of Woody Vegetation in Stream Restoration Andrew Simon Application of Soil Bioengineering Approach Within a Stream Environment to Provide Stream Bank Protection; Fish & Wildlife Habitat Creation Pierre Raymond Local Asia Specialist Presentation TBA Panel Discussion on Slopes & Trees: Alexia Stokes, Andrew Simon, Robbin Sotir, Pierre Raymond, Roy Sidle, Slobodan Mickovski _________________________________________ Friday, 21 November Climate Change Effect on Trees Francesco Ferrini Can Pruning Reduce the Likelihood of Wind Induced Tree Failure Brian Kane Using Tree Challenges for Physical/Psychological Rehabilitation John Gathright Challenges of Tree Planting for Slopes in Hong Kong Matthew Pryor Management for Challenging Trees: Asia Tree Preservation Challenging Project in Ambon, Indonesia Will Koomjian Local Asia Specialist Presentation TBA Panel Discussion on Trees & Challenges Practices: Francesco Ferrini, Matthew Pryor Brian Kane, Will Koomjian, & John Gathright Additional Asia-local educators & topics to be added soon