Tree Statics and Dynamics

Interpreting the Significance of Factors Affecting Tree Structure & Health

Venue: The National Arboretum, Westonbirt

Date: 21st & 22nd July 2003


Tree Statics and Tree Dynamics A Two Day Seminar New approaches: an international perspective on the assessment and management of tree risk. The National Arboretum, Westornbirt, Gloucestershire. 21st and 22nd July, 2003.

The seminar was arranged to open discussion and stimulate debate about practices that are currently used in mainland Europe. Through such seminars Treework Environmental Practice seeks to contribute to an improved professional understanding of the issues relating to tree stability and risk management. It is hoped that arboriculture in the UK will continue to be open-minded in its exploration of scientific developments and new techniques to inform an optimum approach to managing trees for safety, amenity and biodiversity. Neville Fay.

The following articles and presentations are available for consultation:
Tree Pulling comes to the UK, An article by Neville Fay & Geoffrey March summarising the seminar in the Arboricultural Association Newsletter, Issue 122, September 2003.

Speakers' Papers & Presentations

Overview of techniques and procedures for assessing the probability of tree failure, David Lonsdale, UK

The application of the static integrated approach for arboricultural practice, Jarek Kolarik, Czech Rebublic

Tree Dynamics: The science and its application to arboriculture, Ken James, University of Melbourne, Australia.

Introduction to Tree Statics & Static Assessment, Petr Horácek, Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology, Mendel University of Agriculture and Forestry, Brno, Czech Republic. Presentation.

The Seminar was a one-day event and covered the following areas: Liability for Trees Managing Tree Risk Survey Methodology Balancing Priorities for Hazard & Habitat Exploring methods used in the UK & mainland Europe