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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

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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 […]

Four trees collapse in Hong Kong after heavy rain as government defends axing century-old banyans on safety grounds

By | 2016-12-22T17:58:02+00:00 August 10th, 2015|Hong Kong Tree News, Tree Failure News|

Four trees collapsed in Hong Kong on Monday morning following a night of heavy rain amid the government’s controversial decision to cut down four century-old Chinese banyans after several similar trees fell from stone walls during recent storms.

The first report was received by police at around 6am of a 10-metre tall tree that collapsed […]