Speaker at the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Orlando Conference

I attended my 3rd International Society of Arboriculture Conference and this was my 2nd where I presented. The topic of my presentation was ‘Precision Urban Forest Management’. This was my first visit to Orlando, a city full of Disney and Live Oaks.

The hosting hotel was very much over the top with a completely enclosed atrium several hundred metres wide. The conference was very enjoyable. I attended a couple of workshops prior including a Pest and Disease Diagnostic workshop that I really enjoyed as it was full of disorders that were quite foreign to me being mostly found in the USA. I also attended the i-tree workshop where i-tree canopy was showcased. This raised several questions for me and highlighted the fact that our approach to measuring and monitoring the urban forest canopy and condition for the air is not only more precise, but more cost effective for establishing baseline data and change over time. Following my visit to Orlando I travelled to Florida Keys for 3-days work using a lightweight multispectral sensor manufactured by our partners Quest Innovations for an environmental monitoring project.

By ArborCarbon Director and Murdoch University Adjunct Professor Paul Barber

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Dr Paul Barber
About the Author
Paul is the Director of ArborCarbon and holds the position of Adjunct Associate Professor at Murdoch University where he continues to mentor students and is actively involved in research aimed at sustainable vegetation management outcomes. Please find more information in his CV- [pdf, 380kB]