E-mail problems >>

I want to inform you that there recently have been large disturbances with the e-mail system at the University. As a result many e-mails have not reached johan.ostberg@slu.se. I can only apologize for this inconvenience and urge you to re-send e-mail that I have not responded to. To be sure that the e-mail reaches me, please send a copy of the e-mail to my private e-mail johan@tradkonsult.nu. Again, my deepest apologize for this inconvenience – technology has not been on our side.


Free public transportation during the Urban Tree Diversity conference! >>

During the Urban Tree Diversity conference we will have scuttle busses between Malmö central station and the Alnarp campus, free of charge. We have also made arrangement with the public transportation in Malmö and you can thereby travel for free within Malmö and between Malmö and Alnarp during the conference days (16-18th of June).

Great for the environment and for your convenience!

Monday’s conference dinner >>

On Monday evening a conference dinner will be held in the City Hall in Malmö (partly sponsored by the City of Malmö). The dinner is included in the conference registration fee and we are proud to present the following menu:

  • Starter: Traditional herring starter
  • Main: Herb-roasted fillet of venison with juniper sauce, raw preserved cranberries and potato, with wild garlic tart
  • Dessert: Strawberry cheesecake or Cloudberry parfait

A picture of the City Hall main dining hall can be found via: http://www.malmo.se/Kommun--politik/Om-oss/Forvaltningar--bolag/Serviceforvaltningen/Stadsfastigheter/Kulturfastigheter/Radhuset/Knutssalen.html

See you at the Urban tree Diversity conference!

The registration is now open! >>

The registration for the Urban Tree Diversity conference is now open! Please be advised that there are a limited number or seats available and therefore we recommend you to register as soon as possible.

The registration will be open until May 15th.

The keynote speakers are now confirmed! >>

The keynote speakers are now confirmed!

We are very proud to present our six keynote speakers that will present during the Urban Tree Diversity conference! The speakers represent some of the key persons in urban forestry and we will be adding more information about their work and presentations during the Urban Tree Diversity conference soon.

Matthew Wells Urban Forester City of Santa Monica (previously NYC Parks)

Prof. Dr Jason Grabosky, Rutgers University, USA

Prof. Dr Nina Bassuk, Cornell University, USA

Prof. Dr. Ingo Kowarik, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany

Dr Leong Chee Chiew, deputy CEO and Commissioner for Parks and Recreation, Singapore National Parks Board

Dr Nina-Marie Lister, associate professor, Ryerson University and Harvard Graduate School of Design

PhD-course, June 12-15! >>

All doctoral students face the challenge of putting their own research in relation to the contemporary research community. How does the research add to the existing knowledge? We wanted to use the opportunity when many excellent lecturers and doctoral students were gathered at the same time. That’s why we decided to arrange a course as a pre-conference event. Welcome to the course Contemporary Research in Urban Forestry!

More info and sign-up, click here!

Schedule for the whole conference will be available during week 10! >>

We thank the around 100 persons who have submitted their abstracts to the Urban Tree Diversity conference. We are happy to announce that the scientific committee now have selected the abstracts that will be presented orally. As soon as the speakers have given their approval we will upload the full program. This will be done during week 10. 

Structural Soils for Establishment of Urban Trees >>

We are happy to announce that our neighbouring university in Copenhagen will arrange a one day conference on Structural Soil on Thursday the 19th of June. The conference will have a follow-up meeting on Friday the 20th for invited speakers and researchers to discuss a joint research program. More information on the conference can be found via: http://ign.ku.dk/efteruddannelse-kurser/kurser-temadage-og-konferencer/2014/establishment-urban-trees/

To sign up, please click here.