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Invitation to the annual  

General Meeting (GM)

of SAG Baumstatik e.V.
in Ferrara, Italy,10.10.2017

Dear colleagues,
We would like to invite all members to the annual general meeting in 2017.
Venue: Ferrara, Italy (further informations will follow)
The day before the meeting, we will run the 13th SAG workshop at the same venue.

We have provided the following agenda

9:00 am – 10:30 am
1. Organizational issues of the association
     1.1 Report of the Board (activities since the last GM)
     1.2 Treasurer's Report
     1.3 New workshops planned in 2018 and 2019
     1.4 New election of the board
           There are in the moment 5 candidates for the four places in the board:
           Michael Schlag, Andreas Detter, Klaus Schöpe, Stefania Gasperini, Michiel Mol.
           More candidatures are possible.
           The votes procedure will be presented on the GM
10:30 am – 11:00 am coffee break
11:00 am – 12:30 am
2. Memberships
     2.1 Members and former members
     2.2 Applications for membership
3. Reports from work groups
     3.1  discussion and voting on potential research projects etc
     3.2  Presentation of a directive for safety during pulling tests etc
4. Completion
     4.1 Next Meeting
     4.2 Other
We hope to see all of you.
With best regards on behalf of the Board
Edewecht/Gauting/Köln, 28.06.2017                                            Klaus Schöpe



13th  SAG Workshop

on October 9 th  2017 in Ferrara, Italy

Tree Architecture and Morphophysiology   

The shape of trees is the dynamic result of the continuous interaction of every individual tree with the context, even physical, that surrounds it. Tree architecture is the discipline  that, defining the principles underlying such interaction, allows to reconstruct the past of a tree, to understand its present and to predict its future evolution.
Through tree morphophysiology it is also possible to relate the architecture of a tree with its biological and functional characteristics, defining the morphological and anatomical relationships that connect the different parts of it. In this way it is possible, for example, to infer the root system organization from the characteristics of the tree's canopy. 
Similarly,  it  is  possible  to  identify  any  energetic,  hormonal  or  structural  alterations, because  the  tree  architecture  would  show  the  consequences  of  them,  or  you  can evaluate the importance of some symptoms, such as cavities, depending on the indi-
vidual evolution of a tree.
Although the principles of tree architecture and morphophysiology have been studied for more than thirty years, their use at diagnostic and application levels is still very limited. The presentation, from a practical point of view, intends to contribute to highlight this subject.

Dr Giovanni Morelli, agronomist and arborist, owner of Progetto Verde since 1994, is a consultant in in urban arboriculture, specialized in tree risk and tree stability assessment. He has written numerous articles and he is a lecturer in university courses. He has been speaker at more than 60 national and international conferences or seminars. He is a member of the ISA International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), of the SIA (Società Italiana di Arboricoltura), and of SAG Baumstatik e.V.. He is ISA Certified Arborist, ETT - European Tree Technician, Board Certified Master Arborist (ISA) and TRAQ (Tree Risk Assessment Qualification).
The presentation will be held in English language. Translations of questions from English to German or Italian will available upon request.

8:30 – 8:45

Opening, registration

8:45 – 9:00

Welcome, introduction

9:00 – 10:20

Giovanni Morelli: Tree Architecture

10:20 – 10:40

Coffée break

10:40 – 12:15

Giovanni Morelli: Tree Morphophysiology

12:15 – 12:45

Question time

12:45 – 13:30

Lunch break

13:45 – 15:45

Observation of tree architecture in Massari Park

16:00 – 16:30

General discussion, end

On the following day, October 10 th , the Annual General Meeting of SAG Baumstatik will take place in the same venue. The AGM is not open to the public.


Italian, English


Monday, 9.10.2016, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm


Sala Imbarcadero 2 – Castello Estense – Piazza Castello – Ferrara


SAG-members      35.- € for food & beverages
non-members    245.- € plus VAT 
early bird           180.- € plus VAT registration before Sept. 9 th


Hotel  Europa,  Corso  della  Giovecca,  49,  44121  Ferrara, 
we reserved 20 rooms for SAG workshop participants until the 8 th  of
September with special prices,  


Öffnet ein Fenster zum Versenden der E-Maila.akontz(at) or phone +49-89-752150

Here the Leitet Herunterladen der Datei einRegistration-Form as PDF.