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Typhoon Level 10 Hato Dessimated 1000’s of trees in Hong Kong, Arborists Are Working to Remove Fallen Trees and Inspect Potentially Dangerous Ones

By | 2017-08-24T13:09:50+00:00 August 24th, 2017|Asia Tree News, ATP Company, Hong Kong Tree News, Tree Failure News|

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:

http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/health-environment/article/2108014/battered-hong-kong-cleans-after-typhoon-hato

http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/realtime/breaking/20170823/57115264http://hk.on.cc/hk/bkn/cnt/news/20170823/bkn-20170823081013968-0823_00822_001.html

https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170823/s00001/1503452809503

https://www.hk01.com/%E6%B8%AF%E8%81%9E/113921/-%E5%A4%A9%E9%B4%BF%E9%A2%A8%E7%90%83-%E8%81%AF%E5%90%88%E9%86%AB%E9%99%A2%E5%A4%96%E5%A4%A7%E6%A8%B9%E5%80%92%E5%A1%8C-%E6%95%91%E8%AD%B7%E8%BB%8A%E4%B8%8D%E8%83%BD%E9%80%B2%E5%87%BA%E6%80%A5%E7%97%87%E5%AE%A4

Why California’s Ancient Sequoia ‘Tunnel Tree’ Toppled

By | 2017-01-10T20:50:52+00:00 January 10th, 2017|Tree Failure News|

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 […]

Contractors abandon tree felling job after dramatic showdown with Lamma environmentalist

By | 2017-01-04T19:51:14+00:00 December 22nd, 2016|Hong Kong Tree News|

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 […]

Arboriculture training advisory established in Hong Kong

By | 2016-12-22T00:12:31+00:00 December 22nd, 2016|Hong Kong Tree News|

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 […]

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

By | 2016-12-22T18:44:10+00:00 December 21st, 2016|Hong Kong Tree News|

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 […]

2016 09 Tree Failure in Yuen Long

By | 2016-12-21T22:34:12+00:00 December 19th, 2016|Tree Failure News, Trees & Termites|

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 […]

Perina nuda

By | 2016-12-21T22:33:09+00:00 December 19th, 2016|Trees & Insects|

Perina nuda, Banyan Tussock Moth

The insects are medium-sized moths.

Global distribution

Indian Subregion, Nepal, China, Japan (Wang et al., 1982a; Peng & Liu, 1992; Kishida, 1993d; Wang, 1993; page 350 Holloway, 1999). H.K. distribution: widespread. H.K. status: common in woodland, shrubland, also recorded in mangroves, reedbeds and grassland; multivoltine, […]