6th National Forum on Tropical Arboriculture

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Centro Cultural Olimpo, Centro, Mérida.

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Free event

Attend the Celebration of Tree Cities of the World!

You will find exhibitions of paintings, nurseries, garden supplies, design, and arboriculture. In addition, learn about science, landscapes, history, architecture, and much more.


Conferences - Tuesday, July 16th

9:10 A.M. - The AMA and its Role in the Training of Arborists by J. Francisco González

9:30 A.M. - Tree Physiology: What Do City Trees Tell Us? by J. Luis Andrade

9:50 A.M. - Heritage Trees and Society by Miguel A. González

10:10 A.M. - Bridges from Academia for Refreshing Urban Trees by Diego Carmona

10:30 A.M. - Sprouting Letters: Trees in Literature by Andrés Cota

10:50 A.M. - German and Mayan Visions and Practices: From Tree to Jungle by Bernd Neugebauer

11:10 A.M. - Arboriculture in 1821 and 1918 in Yucatán?! by J. Carlos Trejo

11:30 A.M. - Urban Trees and Ecosystem Restoration: Emerging Opportunities by George Gann

12:20 P.M. - BREAK

2:10 P.M. - The AMA Southeast and its Work in the Yucatán Peninsula by Rafael Reynoso

2:30 P.M. - Native Tree Nurseries by Alberto Casanova

2:50 P.M. - Large Trees for Urban Arborization by Nydia Palma

3:10 P.M. - Arboretum of Indigenous Fruit Trees in Cholul by John Ehrenberg

3:30 P.M. - Using Humor to Teach Love for Trees by Rafael Reynoso

3:50 P.M. - Urban Tree Toolkit and Childhood for Mérida by Arturo Garcia

4:10 P.M. - The Whispering of Urban Trees (3 PechaKucha Presentations) by CICY Physiology Lab

4:30 P.M. - MUSICAL PERFORMANCE: Citizen Trees by Aarón Casanova and CICY Physiology Lab


Conferences - Wednesday, July 17th

9:10 A.M. - Celebration of Tree Cities of the World

10:15 A.M. - The I-Tree Eco Tool for Urban Tree Management by Gerardo Carrillo

10:35 A.M. - Professionalization in Tree Care: PMIV by Leticia Roche

10:55 A.M. - Arborization in the State of Yucatán by Erik Torres

11:20 A.M. - Urban Tree Regulations in Mérida, Yucatán by Susana Pérez

12:00 P.M. - BREAK

2:00 P.M. - Trees and Palms for Urban Arborization in the Yucatán Peninsula by Lilia Carrillo

2:30 P.M. - Urban Heat Islands and Tree Cover: A Satellite Vision by Omar López

2:50 P.M. - Arborizing Public Space Interventions: Urban Nature by Juan Carlos Tello

3:10 P.M. - Urban Trees and Mobility: Eco-Responsible Parking by Silvana Forti and J. Carlos Trejo

3:30 P.M. - Real Estate Developments: Houses for Trees, Not Gardens for Houses by Gehovana Samos and Diego Carmona

3:50 P.M. - Strategies to Rehabilitate Urban Trees by Rodrigo Escamilla

4:10 P.M. - Trees in Contemporary Urban Landscape Design by Pedro Camarena


Exhibitions - July 16th and 17th

Time: 8:30 A.M. - 5:30 P.M.
  • Tree Paintings by Stefanie Schikora
  • Educational Arboriculture Materials by AMA-Sureste and Lord Tree
  • Trees, Seeds, and Supplies: Native Species by Viveros México Primero
  • Pots, Gardening, and Landscaping by Green B Architecture and Landscaping
  • Specialized Tools, Gardening, and Arboriculture by Makita

Abouth the organizer

Asociación Mexicana de Arboricultura, H. Ayuntamiento de Mérida y Institute for Regional Conservation