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Urban International & Australian Speakers



 
Jeremy Barrell
Managing Director of Barrell Tree Consultancy, UK

Title: Arboriculture: Smarter thinking for a brighter future



Tom Ogren
Author, Speaker, Pollen-Allergy Researcher, Creator of OPALS, USA

Title: Allergy-Friendly Parks, Schools, and Urban Forests for Australia




Jan Davis
Assistant Director Cooperative Forestry – Oversees the USDA Forest Service National Urban and Community Forestry Program

Title 1: USDA Forest Service -- Stewarding a Nation’s Urban Forests

Title 2: USDA Forest Service – Applying Science and Technology to Grow our Urban Forests
 

 
Matthew Wells
Urban Forester for the City of Santa Monica in California, USA

Title 1: Sustainable Urban Forest Management – Turning Rhetoric into Reality

Title 2: Effect of Pruning on Mature Urban Tree Condition and the Occurrence of Limb Failure

 

 
Johan Ostberg
Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, SWEDEN

Title 1: Ecosystem disservices – when people turn against the trees

Title 2: Urban Tree Inventories – Think twice before you start and how an inventory can be a key to a better species distribution

 

 
Francesco Ferrini 
Professor of Arboriculture at the University of Florence. Dean of the School of Agriculture of the University of Florence, ITALY

Title 1: Planning the green city of 2050: species selection in a global change scenario

Title 2: Plant Responses to Drought Stress: How traditional and innovative methods can help to maintain healthy green areas while limiting water consumption

 

 
Dan Lambe
President of the Arbor Day Foundation, USA

 


Keith Sacre
Arboricultural & Urban Forestry Director, Barcham Trees Plc UK

Title 1: Arborcheck System

Title 2: Beyond the Nursery Gates: Is the current position taken by tree nurseries out of date in the context of urban forest management. A detailed look at the approach of one nursery and its work in attempting to becoming central rather than peripheral to urban forest management.

 

 
Tom Smiley Ph.D.
Bartlett Tree Research Laboratories, USA

Title 1: Tree drilling and the spread of decay – a look at decay spread associated with support cable (flexible brace) installation and decay spread associated with drilling to detect decay. 

Title 2: Root and stem cutting and its impact on tree stability – looking at individual root removal and linear cut and stem notching to simulate cankers/decay and how it affects stability.

 

 
Kathleen Wolf, Ph.D.
Research Social Scientist University of Washington, College of the Environment School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, USA
Title 1: The U.S. Urban Forestry Action Plan 2016-2016: A Review of Research Needs 

Title 2: 
The Importance of Trees in Urban Transport Infrastructure

 

Dr. Greg Moore
Senior Research Associate, University of Melbourne, VIC, AUS


Title: The effects of paving surfaces and planting orientation on street tree growth and injury
 

Antony Rivers
Senior Arborist at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, NSW, AUS


Title: A review of research on endophytes, emphasising their relationship with trees
 

Lyndal Plant, Ph.D.
Geography, Planning and Environmental Management, University of Queensland, QLD, AUS


Title: Toward urban forest diversity: Do residents tolerate mixtures of tree species within streets?
 

 
Phillip Russell
Urban Forester, Urban Sustainability at City of Melbourne, VIC, AUS


Title: Valuing trees in the City of Melbourne
 

 
Associate Professor Cris Brack
Fenner School of Environment & Society College of Medicine, Biology & Environment Australian National University, ACT, AUS


Title: Not going with the flow: Normalising an urban forest

 

 
Commissioner Judy Fakes
Commissioner of the NSW Land and Environment Court

Title: NSW Land and Environment Court
 


Geoff Connellan
G & M Connellan Consultants


Title: Urban water management

 

Simon Leake
Principal Soil Scientist & Director at SESL Australia


Title: Creating and Maintaining Healthy Soil in the Urban Environment
 

 
Dr. Angus Carnegie
Senior Research Scientist in the NSW Government Department of Primary Industry’s Forest Science Division


Title: Biosecurity of peri-urban trees

 

Dr. Mick Blake
Director of the Biosecurity Centre of Excellence


Title: Ecology in the disturbed environment
 

 
Mark Hartley
Senior Consulting Arborist at The Arborist Network, NSW


Title: Fungi


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