The 2020 Inclement Weather Season Has Begun, It’s Time to Inspect, Prune, and Treat Your Trees

By |2020-06-14T09:43:27+08:00June 13th, 2020|Asia Tree News, Hong Kong Tree News|

The black rainstorm this weekend (2020-06-06) is a reminder that the strong weather season has begun. Both heavy rain and high winds can greatly impact tree stability during this time. Research and statistics have shown that winds over 110km per hour can even impact seemingly healthy trees. Heavy rain can also increase the amount of […]

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+08:00August 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:

Why California’s Ancient Sequoia ‘Tunnel Tree’ Toppled

By |2017-01-10T20:50:52+08:00January 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 […]

“The Coolest Jobs on the Earth” series by Redbull TV –

By |2016-12-24T12:36:30+08:00December 22nd, 2016|ATP Company, Tree Climbing|

“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 […]

Contractors abandon tree felling job after dramatic showdown with Lamma environmentalist

By |2017-01-04T19:51:14+08:00December 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+08:00December 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+08:00December 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 […]