SAG tree statics summer lecture day in Trieste, Italy. 21st of July 2022

In the course of the SAG Summer School 2022 in Trieste, a public conference will take place on Thursday, 21st of July 2022. There, lectures on some topics of the Summer School will be held. SAG members and the well-known experts invited to the Summer School will present important results of their research and practical work to a greater international public.

The full program: (PDF-Version: )

Language of the conference: English – Italian (simultaneous translation from English) Admission: € 100,- per person

Venue: MIB Trieste School of Management Largo Caduti di Nassiriya 1, Trieste

08:30 opening

SECTION 1: Research
09.00 – 9.15 welcome, introduction
09.15 – 10.00 Prof. Dr. Francesco Ferrini, University of Florence: Urban forestry
10.00 – 10.45 Prof. Dr. Steffen Rust, HAWK Göttingen, Germany: Recent results from research on the pulling test method
10.45 – 11.00 Questions & Answers
11.00 – 11.30 Coffee break and networking
11.30 – 12.15 Prof. Dr. Karl Niklas, Cornell University: What we still do not know about Tree Biomechanics
12.15 – 12.30 Questions & Answers
12.30 – 14.00 Break – Lunchtime

SECTION 2: Applications
14.00 – 14.30 Philip van Wassenaer, consultant at Urban Forest Innovations, member of SAG: Tomography on Redwoods in the Western USA
14.30 – 15.00 Andreas Wüstenhagen, board member of SAG Baumstatik & consultant: Supporting habitat trees with Carbon exoskeletons
15.00 – 15.30 Andreas Detter, Chairman of SAG Baumstatik, consultant at TreeConsult, Brudi and Partner: Lessons learnt from pulling tests for visual tree assessment
15.30 – 16.00 Coffee break and networking
16.00 – 16.30 Case studies from SAG members (names to be confirmed)
16.30 – 17.00 Paul Muir, consultant at Treework Environmental Practice, UK, member of SAG: The new SAG Pulling Test Standards
17.00 – 17.30 Questions & Answers, closure and goodbye

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SAG summer school in Trieste, Italy. July 2022

From July 17th to 22nd, SAG is holding a workshop on the subject of pulling tests.
Experts and users want to gather and expand their experiences in small groups in an idyllic environment and also discuss them critically, e.g. new results from science and research on the subjects

– Tree morphology
– case studies of pulling special trees
– Material properties of different trees
– Wind and tree interaction
– and much more.

During the week renowned scientists will join us, such as Karl Niklas, Steffen Rust, Francesco Ferrini and many others in an informal and friendly atmosphere.