From Geology and Microbiology to Crumbling Buildings and Drain Technology The VTIO are delving into what goes on below the surface.
26 May 2014
With the following presenters: Dr Andy Hirons, Brendan Dover, Mat Daniel, Walter Jehne and David Lawrence.
Opening address by: Dr Greg Moore
Other presenters to be conﬁrmed
Being held at: Melbourne City Mission Conference Centre
Dr Andy Hirons will present both 1) 'Establishment of trees in urban environments - a biological perspective' 2) 'Using fundamental biology to support tree root management practices'
Brendan Dover will share on how drains and plumbing are aﬀected by trees and soils.
Mat Daniel will focus on the importance of understanding of soil biology in an urban
context. He will look at the building blocks of soil biology as it relates to urban tree
David Lawrence presentation will focus on understanding soil characteristics, why they do
what they do. He will look at the basics of soil testing from an engineering position, the
impact of trees on buildings and how when such ﬁndings need to be based on sound
Walter Jehne—topic to be conﬁrmed, but will be about soil chemistry.
The cost of hall hire will go towards helping the homeless and disadvantaged people.
Catering is by a local organisation that trains unemployed and disadvantaged children/young
persons to provide them work opportunities and self-improvement practices.
Date: 26 May 2014. Registration: opens 7.45am. We begin at 8.30am, sharp.
Location: 164-180 Kingsway, (entrance is 24 Tope Street), South Melbourne.
Cost: VTIO/CAV Members $100
VTIO Students $80
If you are an Arb Student and not a member, sign up for a free membership and pay the VTIO student rate.
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