Urban tree species selection in a changing climate

On 27 June 2019, the Dutch trade journals Boomzorg and Boom in Business are organizing an international symposium about climate trees. This will be held at Batouwe Nurseries in Dodewaard, The Netherlands.

The climate in our cities has changed in the past years and will change even more in the coming years. In consequence we will have to plant different trees in the future, which are better adapted to the rigid city climate. But how do we decide which species and cultivars are best adapted and how can we be sure those trees are being grown in nurseries?

We will address the following themes:

- Trees species (and cultivars) most suitable for the foreseen climate change.
- The relation between pests and diseases in trees and climate change.
- The relation between biodiversity and risk assessment of (new) diseases.
- How to encourage the complete chain of the green industry to use the right tree species:
        - Nurseries
        - Landscape architects 
        - Policy and management
- Important factors to estimate climate change tolerance:
        - For instance: frost, heat radiance, drought, infrastructure, etc. 
        - What data can be used as indicators?


09:30                    Walk in: International Symposium Climate Trees

10:00                    Welcome word by TCO Chairman Kees van Rooijen

                             Opening by chairman Henry Kuppen

10:10                    Presentation of Climate Trees list Opheusden

10:30                    Mystery speaker, Climate trees in a european perspective

10:45                    René van der Velde, associate professor TU Delft

                             Tree Architecture and the Urban Micro-climate

11:10                    Short coffee break

11:40                    Harry Watkins, Plant hunter 2.0 

12:20                    Walk through the nursery and lunch 

13.50                    Roeland Lelieveld, Africa Wood Grow

                             New forest in Kenya, Dutch Tree officer makes it happen.

14.30                    Tree Officers Forum

                             John Parker, London

             Andreas Schneider Hafencity, Hamburg

             Rob Zweekhorst, Heerhugowaard

             Jelle Hiemstra: Wageningen University 

15:30 – 16:30       Closing and drinks

Aftermovie Climate Trees 20 juni 2018

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Organisation by 

Hein van Iersel, CEO and founder of NWST NeWSTories bv. NWST is the publisher of the trade journals Boomzorg (aimed at municipalities) and Boom in Business (aimed at nurseries).

Henk Huibers, CEO and founder of Batouwe Nurseries in Dodewaard, the Netherlands. Batouwe is a nursery specialised in the cultivation of starting material for nurseries worldwide and delivers products to 25 different countries.

Date & location

          Batouwe Nurseries, Engelandstraat 1B, 6669 DX Dodewaard 
                           (The Netherlands)
Date:                  27 June 2019
Language:         English
Target group:    Nurseries worldwide, tree officers in The Netherlands 
                           and Western Europe
Entrance fee:    € 115,-
Max. audience: 150 people

Hotel reservations

For international visitors we have arranged hotel accommodations at Hotel Van der Valk Tiel. Follow this link:   

Van der Valk Hotel Tiel
Laan van Westroijen 10, 4003 AZ Tiel, The Netherlands


Sponsor Banner
€ 250,-

  • Flag/Banner at symposium
  • Sponsor logo on event website
  • 1 x free entrance

Sponsor lite
€ 950,-

  • Flag/Banner at symposium
  • ½ page advertisement BOOMZORG
  • ½ page advertisement BOOM IN BUSINESS
  • Sponsor logo on event website
  • 1 x free entrance

Sponsor plus
€ 1500,-

  • Flag/Banner at symposium
  • 1/1 page advertisement BOOMZORG
  • 1/1 page advertisement BOOM IN BUSINESS
  • Sponsor logo on event website
  • 2 x free entrance

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