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Archive for May, 2008

IUFRO Update

Tuesday, May 13th, 2008


COST Action E39 “Forests, Trees and Human Health and Wellbeing”
Hamar, Norway, August 28-30, 2008
This event is open to all people interested in this topic.  The deadline for submitting abstracts for submittal is May 20th, 2008. The call for papers can be found at http://unri.org/iufro/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/e39_hamar_call-for-papers.pdf.  Further information and a preliminary conference program can be found at http://unri.org/iufro/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/cost_program.pdf.  Also, additional information on COST Action E39 is availble here.

Conference ‘Forest Recreation and Tourism Serving Urbanised Societies’
(also the 11th European Forum on Urban Forestry)
Hämeenlinna, Finland, 28-31 May 2008.

A full programme for this event is now available at
Please note that the deadline for registration is April 25th, 2008.

Conference ‘Landscape Ecology and Forest Management – Challenges and
Chengdu, China, 16-18 September 2008

A draft programme of this IUFRO conference is now available at
The programme includes a symposium on ‘Urban Forest Landscapes in the Context ofDeveloping Countries and Rapid Urbanization’ organized by IUFRO 6.14.00
‘Urban Forestry’.


Latest issue of Urban Forestry & Urban Greening
The scientific journal ‘Urban Forestry & Urban Greening’ has just released its 2nd issue of 2008 (Volume 7). The issue includes papers on, for example, selection of tree planting sites in Los Angeles, improving contract design for green-space management, the perceived restorativeness of gardens, and the use of coppice in urban woodland management. For access to the full papers, visit http://www.sciencedirect.com (search for ‘Urban Forestry & Urban Greening’ under journals).

New book on City Forests
With my apologies for promoting my own work, I am glad to announce that the book ‘The Forest and the City: The cultural landscape of urban woodland’ will soon be published by Springer. The book looks at the relationship between cities and their forests over time, focusing on socio-cultural links. For more information about this book, see



Course ‘Introduction to Green Roofs’
Sheffield, UK, 29 May 2008
The course is aimed at anyone with an interest in green roofs and does not require any previous knowledge of the technology. Topics will include the history of green roofs, benefits, construction aspects, maintenance, contract aspects, as well as site visits. For more information and online booking visit http://www.thegreenroofcentre.co.uk