Typhoon Level 10 Hato Dessimated 1000’s of trees in Hong Kong, Arborists Are Working to Remove Fallen Trees and Inspect Potentially Dangerous Ones
In the aftermath of Typhoon Hato yesterday (August 23, 2017), Hong Kong is left with an utter mess of trees having fallen across major roads, impacting infrastructure and damaging property. Here are some of the news articles showing the extent of the damages:
I saw this great license plate in Mongkok while driving to work today. Yes I agree! SAVE TREE.
The support for trees in Hong Kong is so important. Thanks to those diligent members of the public for supporting the trees and environment of Hong Kong!
Visitors pose beneath Pioneer Cabin, a famous sequoia tree in California, in 1899. The opening in its trunk was large enough for a four-horse stage-coach to drive through. On Sunday, the tree was felled by winter weather. PHOTOGRAPH BY BENJAMIN LLOYD SINGLEY, THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY
SOURCE: National Geographic
By Becky Little, 09/01/2017
An iconic living […]
“What it means to be an arborist”
Jon Picker & ATP had the enjoyable opportunity to be involved with the filming of a documentary about arborists and tree climbing. The documentary focuses on the daily work of climbing arborist Will Koomjian. Filming takes place in Oregon USA and Hong Kong. Will has worked with ATP since […]
NEWS SOURCE: Hong Kong Free Press, 22/12/2016
A Lamma Island resident staged a dramatic protest against the felling of a tree in Sha Po New Village on Thursday, causing contractors to abandon the project as she refused to leave the scene.
The district councillor for the area has said the tree has to be chopped down […]
The Arboriculture & Horticulture Industry Training Advisory Committee under the Qualifications Framework will be established tomorrow, the Education Bureau announced today.
Victor Man has been appointed as the chairperson of the committee. Twenty-two members have been appointed, comprising employers and representatives of trade associations, professional bodies and labour unions, and representatives of the Education Bureau and […]
Some 67 measures are included in a long-awaited blueprint on biological diversity and conservation in the city over the next five years.
Released yesterday, it also takes forward the designation of Robin’s Nest, near the border town of Sha Tau Kok, as the city’s 25th country park.
Furthermore, it proposes a threatened species list and pledges to […]
A tree failure occurred in a park in Yuen Long in September 2016. “white ant s” (termites) were noted at the point of tree failure. This is an example of when subterranean termites such as Coptotermes formosanus attack a tree from below the ground. They usually are not visible from outside the tree – all […]