The seminar developed by Dr. Kane presents a fast paced, straightforward look at: What affects trees? Forces, moments, stresses, friction and dynamic properties, And, how can I use this information? Estimating branch tree strength, undertaking tree risk assessments, applying rigging, cabling and climbing techniques.
Whether you are an arborist climbing trees or assessing trees from the ground you should care about tree biomechanics and this seminar presents an opportunity to hear about the topic from one of the leaders in the field.
Dr. Kane is an ISA Certified Arborist and Tree Climber Specialist who started climbing trees professionally in 1989. He has published 31 scholarly papers and is Chair of the ISA’s Science and Research Committee. Dr. Kane’s professional focus includes tree biomechanics and tree worker safety. He has competed in several TCC’s, placing 4th in New England in 2006.
Dr. Kane’s particular interests and research projects include:
• Tree risk and structure analysis: determining risk of failure from structural defects and understanding how arboriculture practices such as pruning reduce the risk of failure.
• Arboriculture techniques: understanding rigging loads and the stresses they cause on trees; understanding efficacy of tree support systems and how well they reduce risk of stem or branch failure.
• Urban forestry: investigating attitudes and qualifications of tree wardens and urban forestry programs in Massachusetts.
The full day seminar will be held in Melbourne on Friday, March 23 at Jika International, 551 Heidelberg Road Fairfield.
Register your interest via firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1300 656 926.
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