KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Ted Green - sponsored by Treescape®
President of the International Tree Foundation, MBE
 
Founder member and President of the Ancient Tree Forum and Honorary Vice President of the International Tree Foundation. He was awarded an MBE in recognition of his work in conservation, especially with trees and fungi. He was awarded an honorary lectureship by Imperial College, University of London for his outstanding contribution as a technician to science and education. He was given the Arboricultural Association Annual Award for his services to arboriculture. Recently was awarded the prestigious Gold Medal by the Royal Forestry Society. Ted was named in a poll of the UK Environment Agency in 2006 as one of their “Top 100 eco-heroes as voted by their peers.”  Ted has worked for Natural England as Conservation Liaison Officer to the Crown Estates at Windsor and later became and remains their Conservation Consultant. Ted is a regular writer, broadcaster and speaks regularly at international conferences on ancient trees, Pollards, wood pasture and parkland and fungi.
Dr. Edward F. Gilman
Professor, Environmental Horticulture Department
University of Florida
 
The 2018 Conference Keynote Speaker is Dr Edward Gilman, Professor, Urban Trees & Landscape Plants in the Environmental Horticulture Dept of the University of Florida. In 1999, Dr. Gilman received the prestigious R W Harris Author’s Citation Award from the International Society of Arboriculture for his books and web sites on trees and landscape plants. He has also received the ISA educator and research awards. Dr. Gilman serves the landscape industry and allied professions with his teaching and research efforts worldwide. He lives in Jacksonville, Florida with his wife of 35 years and they have two daughters. Away from the world of plants, Professor Gilman enjoys the craft of woodworking.
 
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