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This partnership of three organizations, with the ISA Swedish Chapter as lead organizer, offers an exciting opportunity to highlight different components. The ISA Swedish Chapter is the largest in Scandinavia with more than 700 members. The chapter is committed to supporting research; each year it organizes an annual conference which hosts over 300 participants and a cadre of international presenters. The Danish Tree Association, an active ISA chapter, supports research and educational activities on several levels and helps sustain and elevate professional standards with a certification program for arborists. Together, with the University of Copenhagen, the Danish Tree Association holds the annual Danish Urban Tree Conference drawing more than 200 attendees.
The Swedish Chapter of ISA, together with our Scandinavian colleagues in Denmark and Norway, are extremely happy to have been given the opportunity and responsibility to organize the 2021 ISA Annual International Conference and Trade Show and the International Tree Climbing Championship (ITCC).
The events give us the opportunity to show the world of arboriculture what is happening in Scandinavia and Europe. At the same time, the events tie in to our joint history with the Scandinavian Chapter being the first chapter of ISA outside of USA and Canada.
The entire event exemplifies the history of the Scandinavian chapter and ISA working together as an international organization. The ISA Annual International Conference and Trade Show will be held in the city of Malmö, Sweden, which is well known for being an international city with residents from 182 countries. The ITCC in Copenhagen, Denmark, where ISA truly became International — with its first chapter outside of North America— is equally remarkable. Just imagine the excitement of experiencing two countries during the same event!
The ISA Danish Chapter is well known for its international connection. As the first chapter outside of the USA and Canada, the Danish Tree Association, under chairman Niels Hvass, joined the ISA as the “ISA- Scandinavian Chapter,” together with Sweden and Norway in 1987. It is excited to host the ITCC and take ISA back to its old roots!
We are so happy to have such a fantastic place to host the ITCC; just imagine being able to compete in front of one of the royal castles in the center of Copenhagen.
We are already forming a committee that includes our Scandinavian colleagues, and are sure this will be a fantastic opportunity for participants to experience the excitement of a truly amazing international event!
The Norwegian Tree Association is an important meeting place for everyone that works with urban trees in Norway. They organize a national conference with around 150 participants and is part of the Nordic research fund for urban trees. The Norwegian Tree Association is a dedicated member of ISA and have translated many of the Trees Are Good folders and regularly run TRAQ-courses.
The Norwegian Tree Association is proud to be part in re-uniting the Scandinavian chapter for this historic event. We look much forward to supporting the Danish chapter with the ITCC and the Swedish Chapter with the ISA Annual International Conference and Trade Show!