Auckland Conference 3-5 Nov 2016 & 7th Annual Tāne Mahuta Public Lecture - 7th Sep 2016

Auckland Conference 3-5 Nov 2016 & 7th Annual Tāne Mahuta Public Lecture
Our joint conference with the NZ Arboricultural Association is just around the corner - we hope to see you there.
The Trust is delighted to host the following speakers in our Notable Trees programme;
Philip van Wassenaer: Urban Forest Innovations Inc. (Canada) ‘Reduce the Crown, Retain the Tree”
Bryan Gould: Treescape Australia (Brisbane) ‘A Casual Comparison of Araucariaceae in Queensland & NZ
Helen Lowe: - Coordinator for Christchurch Civic Trust & Others Arboriculture and Planning: ‘Negotiating the Christchurch Replacement Plan Experience’
David Snowdon: Auckland Council "Tree Protection - Legislation and Regulation: Do we know what we’re doing?"
Check out the full programme here
7th Annual Tāne Mahuta Public Lecture

The NZ Notable Trees Trust is very pleased to announce that Mike Wilcox will present this year’s Public lecture.
‘Valuable trees from home and abroad'.
Mike Wilcox is a retired forestry consultant and scientist. He is considerably involved in Auckland’s botany, including being an Honorary Research Associate at the Auckland Museum, and a member of the Auckland Botanical Society, Friends of the Auckland Botanic Gardens, International Dendrology Society, Forest & Bird, Auckland Tree Council, and New Zealand Institute of Forestry.
Mike has a BSc in Botany from Auckland University, an MA in Forestry from Oxford University, and a PhD from North Carolina State University where he did research on the genetics of loblolly pine (Pinus taeda), leading to a career in quantitative genetic research and plant breeding of forest trees at the Forest Research Institute  (now Scion) in Rotorua.  In his international consulting work, Mike undertook numerous assignments in China, India, Sri Lanka, Philippines, Fiji, Samoa, Vietnam, Laos, Spain, Turkey, Australia and South Africa, specialising in forestry plantations.
Mr Wilcox’s lecture will concentrate on trees that he has worked with in one way or another during his time in forestry, including urban forestry. Several of the trees to be profiled have helped shape New Zealand whilst others have featured in Mike’s overseas work.
Venue: Rendezvous Hotel, Auckland
When: Thursday 3rd November 2016. 6:00-7:00pm
Entry: Gold Coin – with proceeds to the activities of the NZ Tree Register

Full details are here

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