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IUFRO Urban Forestry Update – Nov 2010

Monday, November 15th, 2010

Dear urban forestry colleagues:

A few months after the successful IUFRO World Congress in Seoul, where several urban forestry sessions were arranged, it is time to update you about the Urban Forestry Research Group.

Click Here to view, or download, my presentation from our group’s business session in Seoul. This presentation gives an overview of activities during the past five years, as well as some insight into future plans.

The new coordinator of our Research Group, which after a restructuring in IUFRO now has number 6.07.00, is Dr David Nowak (dnowak@fs.fed.us). Dave has been deputy coordinator for the past five years. Sreetheran Maruthaveeran (sreetheran@frim.gov.my) will stay on as deputy, while the group welcomes Francisco Escobedo (fescobedo@ufl.edu) of the University of Florida as new deputy.

I will continue to work for the group as well, as third deputy. Moreover, as one of the new deputy coordinators of Division 6, I’ll have the opportunity to strengthen collaboration with related research groups within IUFRO.

As always, you can read the latest news about IUFRO at http://www.iufro.org/publications/news/electronic-news/.

Finally, click here to view, or download, a calendar of urban forestry events to be held in 2011, including the IUFRO European Forum on Urban Forestry in Glasgow. The latter will take place during June 1-4, 2011. A call for abstracts will be issued within the next few weeks.

Kind regards, also on behalf of Dave, Francisco and Sree,



Birmingham, UK 13-14 April, 2011

This conference  is being hosted by the Institute of Chartered Foresters and is supported by a wide range of UK professional bodies and agencies in the natural and built environment sector.  Urban trees and woodlands are essential elements of our green infrastructure and have a vital role in promoting liveable and sustainable towns and cities. They can have numerous environmental, economic and social benefits, contributing enormously to the health and welfare of everyone who lives and works in urban areas.

This conference is  hoping to attract a wide range of high quality papers from UK and international researchers covering a range of topics relating to trees, people and the built environment.  To download a PDF copy of the Call for Papers, please Click Here.   For more information on the conference, please visit www.charteredforesters.org/conference/



The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nation has a programme for Urban and Peri-Urban Horticulture, as key component of the organisation’s Food for the Cities programme. A new website, “Growing Greener Cities”, is now available in in English, French and Spanish, at the following URL: www.fao.org/ag/agp/greenercities/.