Conference Programme

The 54th Amenity Conference 2021

The 54th AA National Amenity Conference

TREES & SOCIETY ON-DEMAND

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Conference Timetable

MONDAY

08:45-08:50

Welcome

THE SOCIAL BENEFITS AND PERCEPTIONS OF TREES

08:50-09:00

Session 1 intro

09:00-09:25

Rob Northrop

Incorporating social science into arboricultural and urban forestry decision making
09:25-09:50

Catherine Nuttgens

Community forestry in Sheffield
09:50-10:15

Claudia García-Ventura

Urban trees: the characteristics most valued by citizens
10:15-10:30

Break

10:30-10:55

Helen Davies

Citizen and business attitudes towards urban trees and the ecosystem services they provide
10:55-11:20

Camilo Ordóñez

The multiple values of urban forests: why and how are urban trees important to people
11:20-11:45

Peter Duinker

The Value of Valuing Trees: Don’t Ignore the Incalculable!
11:45-12:20

Questions

12:20-13:00

Lunch

TREES, PEOPLE, COMMUNITY AND CULTURE

13:00-13:10

Session 2 intro

13:10-13:35

Stefania Gasperini

Veteran Trees: from technical to ethical arboriculture
13:35-14:00

Ted Green M.B.E.

Four oaks and a Celtic maple
14:00-14:25

Tom Reed

Ancient Tree Inventory - how citizen science can produce a national database of ancient trees
14:25-14:50

Rebecca Gosling

Harnessing the benefit of trees through the use of Citizen Science
14:50-15:05

Break

15:05-15:30

Jessica Stocks

Diversity matters
15:30-15:55

Dimitris Tsimplinas

Urban trees in Ancient Greece
15:55-16:20

Anastasia Petsi

Urban trees in Greek mythology
16:20-16:50

Questions

16:50-17:00

Closing remarks

TUESDAY

08:45-08:50

Welcome

TECHNOLOGY, INNOVATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE

08:50-09:00

Session 3 intro

09:00-09:25

Clare Hall

Learning from engagement with greenspace: A qualitative focus
09:25-09:50

Neil Strong

Re-establishing the railway hedge – a boundary to the national network for people and nature
09:50-10:15

Andy Gardner

Utility Arboriculture – Protecting the National Infrastructure that enables Modern Society
10:15-10:30

Break

10:30-10:55

Berglind Karlsdóttir

How can technology encourage families to be more active in nature?
10:55-11:20

Lucio Montecchio

Tree health and biosecurity in the age of social media
11:20-11:45

Jo Homan

Mapping the impacts of in-depth training courses: community connectivity and resilient orchards
11:45-12:20

Questions

12:20-13:00

Lunch

TREES, HEALTH AND WELLBEING

13:00-13:10

Session 4 intro

13:10-13:35

Carys Alder

Case Study: Planting ‘Healthy Air’ in London’s most polluted schools
13:35-14:00

Tom Ogren

Urban pollen and the public perception of trees: Creating People-friendly city landscapes
14:00-14:25

Mandy Cook

Adapting to change, emotional well-being and the role of trees, woodlands, and forests during the Coronavirus lockdown
14:25-14:50

AA Awards presentation

 
14:50-15:05

Break

15:05-15:30

Neville Fay

What is the tree community's role in developing an eco-politics fit for the challenge our times?
15:30-15:55

Alan Simson

Treetopia - the potential for urban forestry to create viable urban futures for all communities
15:55-16:20

Anna-Maria Pálsdóttir

An innovative nature vocational training programme involving long term Swedish unemployed and migrants: impacts on health and wellbeing
16:20-16:50

Questions

16:50-17:00

Closing remarks