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.the 8th annual International Arboriculture Summit - Hong Kong The Benefits of Trees in Our Concrete Jungle November 18-20, 2015 Location: Wu Kwai Sha YMCA Youth Village
The Week's Schedule In addition to this year's conference, we will be holding more special courses
International Arboriculture Summit Registration Form Nov 18-20) (PDF file) Pre and Post Conference Programmes Registration Form (Nov 16,17,21) (PDF file)
IASHK Conference Schedule
November 18, Wednesday
Trees Can Do That? An Overview of Urban Tree Benefits Keynote: Cecil Cornelis Konijnendijk Maintaining Urban Forests through a Global Lens Rich Hauer Arbor-ization: What’s Going on in the World Of Arboriculture and Urban Forestry Francesco Ferrini Benefits of Urban Greenery in Mitigation of Urban Heat Island Effect Wong Nyuk Hien Green Cities, Happy Cities Keynote: Cecil Cornelis Konijnendijk Climate and Conditions of the Urban Forest of Hong Kong Jeffery Shimonski The Larger Context: Risk Assessment and Risk Management Julian Dunster Local Asia Specialist Presentation TBA November 19, Thursday
Communicating the Urban Forest Keynote: Cecil Cornelis Konijnendijk The Costs of Not Maintaining the Urban Forest Rich Hauer Can Stressed Trees Become a Carbon Source, thus Reduce Their Benefits? Francesco Ferrini Urban Forest Management Suitable for Our Concrete Jungle; Basic Principles Ken So Understanding Likelihood of Failure Julian Dunster
PANEL DISCUSSION November 20, Friday
Urban Forest Governance - Joint Decision-Making for Our Urban Trees Keynote: Cecil Cornelis Konijnendijk Planning the Green City of 2050: Species Selection in a Global Change Scenario Francesco Ferrini A Biological Basis of Tree Action Rich Hauer Modelling the Cooling effects of Urban Greenery for Cities Wong Nyuk Hien Risk Assessment Inputs Julian Dunster Utilizing Aerial Roots to Grow and Support Ficus Species Jeffery Shimonski PANEL DISCUSSION
Keynote Speaker Professor Cecil Cornelis Konijnendijk (Sweden) A Dutch national based in Sweden, he is Head of the department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. He is also part-time professor of green space management at the University of Copenhagen. Cecil has a M.Sc. in forest policy from the University of Wageningen, Netherlands, and a D.Sc. (in forest policy and economics) from the University of Joensuu, Finland. Read More...
Professor Rich Hauer (USA) He is a forestry professor at University of Wisconsin Stevens Point. He holds a PhD in Forestry from the University of Minnesota, MS in Tree Biology/Urban Forest Health from University of Illinois, a BS in Urban Forestry/Botany from University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, and an AAS in Horticulture Technology from the University of Minnesota-Waseca. Read more...
Dr. Julian Dunster (Canada) of Dunster & Associates Environmental Consultants Ltd. is the primary author for the new Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ) Manual & the originator of Tree Risk Assessment Course & Exam (TRACE) which preceded the new ISA Qualification. Dunster is also a Registered Consulting Arborist (RCA), Registered Professional Forester, as well as a Registered Professional Planner. In addition to holding two degrees in forestry, he holds a Doctorate in Regional Planning and Resource Development. Julian has over thirty years of hands on experience from assignments all over the world and has extensive experience representing parties in tree-related liability court cases in North American as well as Hong Kong. He has just published a new book, Documenting Evidence, Practical Guide for Arborists Read more...
Professor Wong Nyuk Hien (Singapore) is professor in the Department of Building, National University of Singapore. Currently he is the Deputy Head in the department in charge of academic matter. He is the president of the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA) Singapore chapter. He is also the Research Thrust Leader for Planning and Design, NUS-JTC Industrial Infrastructure Innovation (I3) Centre and the Research Group Leader for the Centre for Sustainable Asian Cities (CSAC). He has been the Principal Investigator for a number of research projects funded by the various Singapore government agencies to study the natural ventilation performance of hawker centres, public housing and the Zero Energy Building of BCA. Read more...
Professor Francesco Ferrini (Italy) is full Professor at the Department of Agri-Food and Environmental Sciences – University of Florence (Italy). Chairman of the bachelor degree (undergraduate) in “Nursery Techniques and Green Areas Planting and Management” at the University of Florence. Senior director of the international journal “Advances in horticultural Sciences” President of the Consortium for the Monitoring of Carbon Balance of the University of Florence. His research is addressed to experimental studies regarding Urban arboriculture with particular emphasis on the: Effect of water stress on growth performance of newly planted trees and selection of drought tolerant species. Evaluation of the ability of shrub and tree species to mitigate the effect of pollution in the urban and periurban environment planning the green city in the global change era: urban tree functions and suitability for predicted future climates (TreeCity) Read more...
Ken So (Hong Kong) HK Conservancy Association Conservation Director, member of Old and Valuable Tree Expert Group of LCSD; with over 15 years of experience in afforestation and urban tree management fields. Ken is a Certified Arborist, Certified Municipal Specialist, and Certified Tree Worker.
Jeff Shimonski (USA) Jeff began working as assistant horticulturist at Parrot Jungle in 1975 during second year of college. Parrot Jungle was a privately owned tropical theme park. When the park was sold in 1988, he became the director of horticulture. He was responsible for the rebuilding and relandscaping of the park in 1992 after Hurricane Andrew. The park was relocated to a completely new site in Miami opening in 2002. He was responsible for landscaping and hardscape on the 18 acre site. He retired from this park in 2014. Now he is president of my own consulting company, Tropical Designs of Florida. He works with architects and developers worldwide assisting in tropical plant, tree, and animal management issues.
Registration Forms International Arboriculture Summit Registration Form Nov 18-20) (PDF file) Pre and Post Conference Programmes Registration Form (Nov 16,17,21) (PDF file)
2015 IASHK Conference Sponsorship Opportunities
We are seeking support for the 8th annual IASHK conference this November. Please review the various options.
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Option 1: Name Tag Lanyards (HK$5900) In recognition of your generous contribution, we offer you:
Option 2: Wooden usb with presentations copy (HK$9900) In recognition of your generous contribution, we offer you:
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Option 7: Prizes Drawing Morning/Afternoon session each day (HK$1500) In recognition of your generous contribution, we offer you:
Summit Hotel For this year's conference, those of you who are planning to attend from outside of Hong Kong, you can consider the Regal Riverside Hotel as an option for lodging during the conference. Please contact the hotel directly to make your reservations and mention that you will be attending this year's IAS-HK conference. The hotel is conveniently located in Shatin. Both bus and taxi options are available for travel from the hotel to the conference location.
Call for Presentations for the IAS-HK Summit The theme this year is: "The Benefits of Trees in Our Concrete Jungle" We welcome individuals in the region to submit their presentations,especially in the areas of handling trees in challenging environments within the Asian urban environments. The time slots for speaking at the conference will be approximately 30 minutes. Airfare, full registration, and hotel stay for 3 nights will be provided for the one (1) individuals from outside of Hong Kong but within the Asian regional vicinity. Presentations will be evaluated based on overall quality, appropriateness and timeliness of topic, well-defined focus, practical application of material, and the subject's interest to a diverse audience. Please input "IAS-HK Presentation" in the Subject Line & submit your presentations to
Thank you for your interest.