It is our pleasure to invite you to the ISA European Conference of Arboriculture which will be held in Turin on 26-28 May 2014 under the auspices of the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA). The congress is organized by the Società Italiana di Arboricoltura, ISA Italy Chapter.
During the conference new research, technologies and technical innovations are being presented and discussed among scientists and practitioners from Europe and the rest of the world. Our aim is to offer a program of interest to researchers as well as practitioners, a program founded upon research results as well as evidence from the field. Our efforts should provide an excellent opportunity for participants to interact, by exchanging and debating new directions in the broad area of arboriculture and urban forestry.
We are delighted to welcome you to Turin, one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. The city is built on an ancient Roman settlement. The beautiful buildings, the greenery, the fresh air, the presence of four rivers and the close Alpine mountains are distinctive traits of this city. The Royal Park of Venaria – one of the biggest in Italy – is a green space that breathes for the city and offers a welcome escape from the rush of the capital.
With its 2000-year history and rich cultural life, Turin offers a wide selection of world-class museums and attractions. Most of the city's attractions can be reached by walking distance, but public transportation is smooth and efficient. This allows you to experience big-city living, as well as a wealth of natural scenery, all in the course of one day.
People in the city speak good English, especially in the shops and restaurants, and are welcoming to visitors. These are some of the reasons why Turin is among the most popular international conference and convention cities in Italy.
We are planning an exciting congress that is not to be missed and hope that you will make definitive plans to participate. Your contribution is important to us, and all submissions will be handled via our homepage. We very much look forward to meeting you in Turin.
The theme for the 2014 Conference is
"Planning the green city: relationships between trees and infrastructures".
Mark your calendars so you don't miss this exciting event!
Conference Scientific Committee
The Scientific Board shall advise the Organizing Committee on all scientific matters in general and on congress submissions to the congress in particular. It is a standing committee and may be created and dissolved by the Executive Board.
Members of the Scientific Committee are:
Chair Francesco Ferrini (University of Florence)
Co-Chair Paolo Gonthier (University of Turin)
- Nina Bassuk
- Carlo Calfapietra
- Mauro Centritto
- Jim Clark
- Andreas Detter
- Roland Ennos
- Ed Gilman
- Jason Grabosky
- Luigi Sani
- Brian Kane
- Cecil Konijnendijk van-den Bosch
- Karl Niklas
- Frank Rinn
- Giovanni Sanesi
- Paolo Semenzato
- Tom Smiley
- Gary Watson
The European Conference of Arboriculture, hosted by the Italian Society of Arboriculture and by the City of Turin, will include a wide - ranging programme of plenary keynote addresses and presentations.
There will be a significant depth of discussion and range of topics to engage all attending. The different sessions will cover all the aspects of arboriculture and urban forestry, starting from the roles and the benefits of trees in the city by discussing protocols for tree planting projects aimed at sequestering carbon, saving energy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, to exploring new ideas and innovations for moving your urban forestry programs forward, raising the its profile as a science field.
The Conference will have the following main themes:
- Trees and infrastructures
- Tree benefits and tree value in the urban contest
- Urban tree and climate change
- Tree management in a global change scenario
- Tree risk assessment and biomechanics
- Disease and pest management
Chair of Organizing Committee & S.I.A. Onlus President