Terms in Hong Kong

/Terms in Hong Kong

termite king

By |2016-12-17T19:41:14+08:00December 17th, 2016|

The king or male termite is an extremely important member in the life of the colony. The king assists in the excavation of the nuptial chamber, and shares in the early brood rearing. It mates with the queen throughout his life. The termite king starts life as a flying termite. After a brief flight, he […]

subterranean termites

By |2016-12-17T19:40:40+08:00December 17th, 2016|

More commonly encountered in Hong Kong are subterranean termites. They are so named, as their workings are usually associated with soil. Subterranean termites make passage ways through the soil to reach wood buried in it or in contact with it. Above ground contact with food sources is made either through connecting wood or through earthen […]

tree removal application

By |2016-12-17T18:52:08+08:00December 17th, 2016|

(tree felling application) Follow requirements in the lease conditions and HKSAR Lands Administration Office Practice Note No. 7/2007 – Tree Preservation and Tree Removal Application for Building Development in Private Projects or its subsequent updated version for application of tree removal.

mitigation measures

By |2016-12-17T18:50:35+08:00December 17th, 2016|

appropriate mitigation measures as recommended in tree risk assessment are to be carried out in a timely manner and include:

  1. Pest and disease control
  2. Pruning
  3. Cordon off the tree fall zone
  4. Installation of support system
  5. Continuous monitoring of defect
  6. Tree removal (felling)

Form 1

By |2016-12-17T18:49:13+08:00December 17th, 2016|

(Tree Group Inspection) the purpose is to facilitate an initial screening of trees. Each tree in a tree group has to be inspected systematically for identifying potential tree hazards or tree required for detailed individual tree risk assessment (Form 2).

Tree Group Inspection

By |2016-12-17T18:48:14+08:00December 17th, 2016|

(Form 1) the purpose is to facilitate an initial screening of trees. Each tree in a tree group has to be inspected systematically for identifying potential tree hazards or tree required for detailed individual tree risk assessment (Form 2).

Individual Tree Risk Assessment

By |2016-12-17T18:47:33+08:00December 17th, 2016|

(Form 2) to conduct a detailed assessment of an individual tree that needs special attention. This is an in-depth inspection that examines the full range of tree defects and site conditions present to determine the risk level of a tree to fail and strike a target. A tree hazard rating with follow-up mitigation actions to […]

Form 2

By |2016-12-17T18:46:39+08:00December 17th, 2016|

Individual Tree Risk Assessment to conduct a detailed assessment of an individual tree that needs special attention. This is an in-depth inspection that examines the full range of tree defects and site conditions present to determine the risk level of a tree to fail and strike a target. A tree hazard rating with follow-up mitigation […]

Rare use

By |2016-12-17T18:41:54+08:00December 17th, 2016|

  1. Areas of rare access such as inaccessible areas, remote countryside slopes, dense woodlands, maintenance access not open for public, etc.
  2. Tree Risk Management Zone – Low (Category III)
  3. Priority for Tree Risk Management – Low priority
  4. Tree Risk Assessment Frequency – When necessary (e.g. act on complaint)

Infrequent use

By |2016-12-17T18:40:40+08:00December 17th, 2016|

  1. Areas of low traffic flow and low pedestrian flow such as road verges of limited access, countryside roads, village footpaths, etc.
  2. Tree Risk Management Zone – Medium (Category II)
  3. Priority for Tree Risk Management – Second priority
  4. Tree Risk Assessment Frequency – Every 3 to 5 years, if resources permit, and when necessary (e.g. act on complaint)
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