Contractors abandon tree felling job after dramatic showdown with Lamma environmentalist

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 …

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Arboriculture training advisory established in Hong Kong

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 …

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Hong Kong to get new country park, protection for incense trees and horseshoe crabs

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 …

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Anoplophora glabripennis

Anoplophora glabripennis, Asia longhorn beetle Host and distribution The most destructive non-native insect attacking US trees in the Asian longhorn beetle Anoplophora glabripennis. As with the closely related Citrus longhorn beetle (A. chinensis), A. glabripennis attacks a wide range of Asian, North American and European tree species (esp. maples, chestnuts, sycamores and poplars). Asian longhorn originated …

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Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus

Bacterium, Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus, citrus greening, also known as huanglongbing Host and distribution Ca. L. asiaticus is a bacterial pathogen originating in Asia that has recently been introduced into the Americas (1). It causes citrus greening, which now presents an unprecedented threat to citrus production worldwide. It is transmitted by the phloem-feeding citrus psyllid insects (Diaphorina …

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