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AREA Annual Conference Sessions

The AREA has an active presence during ISA’s Annual Conference. We host the AREA sessions on Wednesday as well as poster displays. The posters provide researchers an avenue to display preliminary finding for scientific based research or outlines of ongoing trials. Poster are displayed during the beginning of the conference and the authors are required to participate in Q-and-A session which provide a wealth of feedback.

ISA Annual International Conference and Trade Show

Join us for International Society of Arboriculture's Annual Conference, to be held in Washington D.C., USA, 28 July - 2 August 2017.

International Tree Climbing Championship (28-30 July 2017) and Annual conference (29 July - 2 August 2017)

AREA Travel Grant Winners

AREA believes that the future of Arboriculture and Urban Forestry research lies in the development of today’s students. As such, AREA devotes an hour for student talks during AREA Educational Sessions at Annual Conference. Five students are selected in a competitive process to present their research findings. This provides the students an opportunity to develop presentation skills as well as network with academics, professional researchers and many practitioners that attend the talks. In addition, these students receive a travel grant that helps defer the cost of attending the annual conference.

Applications Open until 1 March 2017.

2016 Winners

  • Alex Grieve, Virginia Tech University
  • Ryan Klein, University of Florida
  • Sophie Nitoslawski, Dalhousie University
  • Sarah Widney, Indiana University
  • Eric North, University of Minnesota
  • Tasman White, Australian National University

Past winners

  • Ken Beezley, West Virginia University
  • Strain Measurement Within Trees Across the Root-Stem Transition Zone
  • Keith O'Herrin, Virginia Tech
  • Student Awareness and Impressions of Urban Forestry as a Career Choice
  • Elin Svensson, SLU, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
  • Citizen Science as a Useful Tool for Urban Tree Inventory
  • Sarah Widney, Indiana University
  • Estimating Current and Future Benefits of Recently Planted Trees with i-Tree Streets: Successes, Challenges, and Lessons Learned
  • Rachael Bergmann, Indiana University
  • Tree survival in urban neighborhoods: Examining the role of community knowledge
  • Aaron Carpenter, West Virginia University
  • Wood Science Project
  • Lauren Garcia, Texas A&M University
  • Initial Transplant Establishment Responses of Three Tree Species in Five Container Sizes
  • Won Hoi Hwang, Virginia Tech
  • Tree Planting Configuration Effects on Shade Provision and Energy Conservation across a Latitudinal Gradient
  • Shannon Watkins, Indiana University
  • Does participation in non-profit urban tree-planting programs improve neighborhoods? Examining the impact of collective action on neighborhood residents.
  • John Clapp, Oregon State University
  • Conifers: Prominence, Use, and Benefits in the Urban Landscape
  • Joel Grogan, University of Oregon
  • For Good Measure: Establishing a Baseline for Agroforestry Projects in Haiti
  • Jordan Harris, University of Maryland
  • Impact of Xylella fastidiosa on street trees in Washington, D.C. and possible management considerations
  • David Mitchell, Virginia Tech
  • Evaluation of an Urban Soil Rehabilitation Technique Incorporating compost into Subsoil in Arlington County, Virginia
  • Alison O’Connor, Colorado State University,
  • Landscape Transplant Success of Nursery-Grown Chanticleer Pear and Evaporative Water Loss from Three Container Types: Black Plastic, Root Pouch, and Smart Pot
  • David Callow, University of Melbourne (Australia)
  • An assessment of techniques to improve the vitality of drought stressed mature urban trees
  • Yujuan Chen, Virginia Tech
  • The effects of urban soil rehabilitation on urban tree growth
  • Thomas Martin, Virginia Tech
  • Developing strategies to Protect and Utilize existing trees in new low impact development stormwater mitigation sites
  • Alison Stoven O’Connor, Colorado State University
  • Nursery tree Production and transplant success of Pyrus calleryana ‘Glen’s Form’ (ChantiCLeer®) influenced by Container types and overwintering treatments
  • Lara Roman, University of California, Berkeley
  • Monitoring mortality in the Sacramento shade tree program
  • Vanessa Ferchaud, Southern University and A&M College
  • Localization and Identification of UV-B Absorbing Compounds in Selected Southern Broadleaf Tree Species
  • no awardees
  • Alessio Fini, University of Milan
  • Julia Bartens, Virginia Tech
  • Mollie Freilicher, University of Massachusetts
  • Justin Morgenroth, University of Canterbury

AREA is a professional affiliation of the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) that brings together scientists, educators, and practitioners to advance science-based education and practice in arboriculture and urban forestry.

Working Groups:
  • Urban Tree Growth

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