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2019 Symposiumi-Tree

Agenda/Program

Subject to change

SundayJune 16, 2019

Time Activity

6:00 PM

Dinner, receive registration package in Gateway Center

Monday June 17, 2019

Presenters

Eco: David Nowak, SUNY ESF & Bob Hoehn, UsFS
Hydro: Robbie Coville, Davey Institute, Ted Endreny, SUNY ESF & James Krugor, Davey Institute
All Tools: Al Zelaya, Davey Institute & Krista Heinlen, Davey Institute

Time Activity

7:00 - 9:00 AM

Hotel Bussing

8:30 - 8:50 Breakfast in Gateway Center

8:30 – 8:45

Welcome

Dr. Chuck Kroll, SUNY ESF

Dr. David Amberg, Interim President, SUNY ESF

9:00 AM –12:00 PM

i-Tree Training

  • Track A: Hydro
  • Track B: Eco and Database
  • Track C: All Tools

12:00 – 1:00 PM

Lunch in Gateway Center

1:00 – 3:00

i-Tree Training

  • Track A: Hydro
  • Track B: [[Field Session]] Eco and Database
  • Track C: All Tools

3:00 – 3:15

Break in Baker

3:15 – 5:00

i-Tree Training

  • Track A: Hydro
  • Track B: Eco and Database
  • Track C: All Tools

5:00 – 5:30

Poster Reception in Gateway Center

5:30 - 6:30

Dinner in Gateway Center

6:30 - 8:30 Hotel Bussing

Tuesday June 18, 2019

Time Activity

7:00 – 9:00 AM

Hotel Bussing

7:30 – 8:30 Breakfast in Gateway Center

8:30 – 9:00

Welcome
David Nowak, SUNY ESF; i-Tree Partners

9:00 – 9:45

Keynote address
Turning Plans into Policy
John McNeil, McNeil Urban Forestry Inc.

Oral Presentations I — 10:00 – noon

10:00 – 10:25

Track A: Innovations/Novel Applications 1

Davey's i-Tree Tools Application for USFS Landscape Scale Restoration Project
Kris Griffith , City of Canton

Track B: International Applications 1

Thinking outside the bark: adapting i-Tree for international urban and rural forestry projects in developing countries
Al Zelaya, Davey Institute

10:30 – 10:55

Track A: Innovations/Novel Applications 1

Assessing Urban Forest Values using a Combination of LiDAR, TSI, and i-Tree Eco field data
Laurie Stott, British Columbia Institute of Technology

Track B: International Applications 1

Customizing i-Tree Eco to estimate ecosystem services provided by street trees in Kyoto, Japan
Satoshi Hirabayashi, The Davey Institute, The Davey Tree Expert Company

11:00 – 11:25

Track A: Innovations/Novel Applications 1

Communicating the value of trees across 7 counties and 284 municipalities
Lindsay Darling, The Morton Arboretum

Track B: International Applications 1

TBA

11:30 – 11:55

Track A: Innovations/Novel Applications 1

Comparison of benefits of urban forests between i-Tree Canopy and particulate matters reducing equation at Hongneung experimental forests in Korea
Chan Ryul Park, National Institute of Forest Science

Track B: International Applications 1

Implementation of i-Tree Eco in the Netherlands: a three year study in 14 cities
Wendy Batenburg, Terra Nostra

12:00 - 1:00 PM Lunch in Gateway Center

Oral Presentations II — 1:00 – 3:00 PM

1:00 – 1:25

Track A: Innovations / Novel Applications 2

Curio - Environmental Empathy & Action
Conor Nugent , Breadboard Labs

Track B: Education

From urban forest to national forest: Adapting i-Tree Eco and engaging citizen scientists in El Yunque
Christopher Nytch, Fundación Amigos de El Yunque

1:30 – 1:55

Track A: Innovations / Novel Applications 2

Urban Forest Inventory & Analysis (UFIA) and its Relationship with i-Tree
Mark Majewsky, USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station

Track B: Education

Applications of i-Tree Tools in Higher Education and Outreach in Virginia
Eric Wiseman, PhD, Virginia Tech Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation

2:00 – 2:25

Track A: Innovations / Novel Applications 2

Creating an i-Tree Eco-based Urban Forest Management Toolbox: Turning i-Tree outputs into Climate-Adaptive outcomes, offering management strategies for growing the Swiss Urban Forest
Naomi Zürcher, Arbor Aegis / European Forum on Urban Forestry

Track B: Education

TBA

2:30 – 2:55

Track A: Innovations / Novel Applications 2

TBA

Track B: Education

i-Tree as a tool for Education and Collaboration
Laurie Stott, British Columbia Institute of Technology

3:00 - 3:30 Break in Baker

Oral Presentations III — 3:30 – 5:30

3:30 – 3:55

Track A: International Applications 2

An Evaluation of the Urban Forest of the National District of Santo Domingo: Management Implications
Elvia Melendez-Ackerman, University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras

Track B: Management/Risk

Assessing the Long Term Impacts and Costs of Urban Tree Canopy Loss
Ian Hanou, Plan-It Geo, LLC

4:00 – 4:25

Track A: International Applications 2

Interactive Map to promote the information of the environmental services provided by Chapultepec Forest derived from i-Tree Eco adapted to Mexico
Héctor M. Benavides-Meza, INIFAP

Track B: Management/Risk

Assessing Urban Forest Effects and Values After Hurricane Impacts in Louisiana
Kamran Abdollahi, Southern University and A&M College

4:30 – 4:55

Track A: International Applications 2

Using i-Tree for Sustainable Management of the Urban Forest A review of exemplar projects in the UK
Kenton Rogers, Treeconomics

Track B: Management/Risk

Post-hurricane vegetation and ecosystem services loss in urban residential yards of San Juan, Puerto Rico
Sofia Olivero Lora, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras

5:00 – 5:25

Track A: International Applications 2

Air pollutant removal and carbon sequestration by urban trees in Medellin, Colombia
Maria Arroyave, Universidad EIA

Track B: Management/Risk

Increasing functional diversity of the urban canopy for climate tolerance: Potential tradeoffs with ecosystem service provision?
Sylvia Wood, Eco2Urb

5:30 - 6:30 Poster Sessions and Reception in Gateway Center
5:30 - 7:30 Dinner in Gateway Center
7:00 - 9:00 Hotel Bussing

Wednesday June 19, 2019

Time Activity

7:00 – 9:00 AM

Hotel Bussing

8:00 - 9:00 Breakfast in Gateway Center

9:00 - 9:30

Future of i-Tree presentation
David Nowak, SUNY ESF

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Facilitated discussion and break-out sessions related to Moving i-Tree Forward in Gateway

Topic 1: Stakeholder needs and ideas related to specific tools

Topic 2: Stakeholder needs and ideas for improving urban forest management

Topic 3: Potential model limitations and how to overcome limitations

12:00 - 1:00 PM Lunch in Gateway Center
12:00 - 2:00 Hotel Bussing

1:00 – 4:00

Optional
Consult with i-Tree Developers and Experts to discuss technical or project questions. There will be a pre-registration sign-up sheet for half-hour sessions to discuss desired topics. Attendees will need to specify the topic they would like to discuss so this afternoon session can be scheduled to meet the needs of as many attendees as possible.