Monday, September 1, 2008

ISA HK/China --- Reply on Tree Transplanting issue to an Environmentalist

*** Our weekly Station Mail is for the information of Station Members only, but Station Mail has given up copyright & can be freely circulated. For administrative reasons, comments from outsiders are usually not entertained & may be circulated within our system locally & overseas. Please note Station Mail is sometimes given in Blog at http://isahkchina.blogspot.com , although images are usually not attached due to size. ***

Dear Mr. Lo,

Thank you for your thoughtful message.

ISA HK/China, as known to the world & as to follow ISA (www.isa-arbor.com) policies, is a research & education organization to promote proper arboriculture & the benefits of trees in our community. We are always impartial in our comments & do not get involved with any political discussion. However, part of your message involved Tree Care (tree transplanting) & we would like to provide our views as an Independent Practicing Arborist (IPA) for the information of laymen.

With regard to any decision on proper tree transplant, on the ground of technical consideration, we would recommend an IPA to be employed to give a professional & third party study on the structure & health of the tree in concern, & not merely on age, maturity or rarity. Transplanting any hazardous tree is equivalent to planting a Time Bomb in our city. HK has frequently used Horticulturists to do Tree Survey but it is known internationally that they are not the genuine Tree Experts. Arborists are the recognized Tree Care Specialist around the world & they are trained to inspect trees.

After the Tree Inspection by the IPA, an Arborist Report with recommendation on whether the tree should be retained, removed or transplanted is to be produced. The IPA will bear the legal & professional responsibilities of the work & will take the liabilities to explain to the public for his/her decision.

IPA is defined by ISA HK/China to be someone with the following abilities:

1. A Certified Arborist who has hold the credential for at least 3 years & has re-certified at least once.

2. Simultaneously holding the Certified Tree Worker (CTW) credential to ensure knowledge & experience in carrying out proper tree work.

3. Has joined ISA International Conference at least once to ensure networking with global Arborists.

4. Possessing 'O' Level in English Laws or equivalent to ensure basic legal knowledge.

5. Possessing 'A' Level in English Language to ensure communication skills.

6. Has successfully produced Arborist Report a minimum of 3 times to ensure his practical working experience.

IPA is the pinnacle of the Arborist Profession & is capable to provide independent opinion on Tree Survey & any Tree Care practices.

Thank you for your message to us & we look forward Tree Care to be in the right hand in HK, & in the rest of our territory which includes Macau, Taiwan & China soonest.

with best regards,

Sammy Au
ISA HK/China Station Manager
http://isahkchina.blogspot.com






----- Original Message -----
From: Lo Tung Lo
To: btang@aud.gov.hk ; dlcsoffice@lcsd.gov.hk ; ayscheung@lcsd.gov.hk ; wingsleung@lcsd.gov.hk ; mailbox@afcd.gov.hk ; cary_ph_ho@afcd.gov.hk ; yk_chan@afcd.gov.hk ; pk_chan@afcd.gov.hk ; landsd@landsd.gov.hk ; ddg@landsd.gov.hk ; ceshq@landsd.gov.hk ; cswai@hyd.gov.hk ; sla3.lu@hyd.gov.hk ; sla1.lu@hyd.gov.hk ; sla2.lu@hyd.gov.hk ; yuech@archsd.gov.hk ; ault@archsd.gov.hk ; wongv@archsd.gov.hk ; lewisah@archsd.gov.hk ; pi@legco.gov.hk ; rctho@capitalchina.com ; contact@alanleong.net ; info@liwahming.org.hk ; selina@selinachow.com ; jkstolegco@gmail.com ; yuenhan@ftulegco.org.hk ; bernie@bernardchan.com ; kamlamchan2004@yahoo.com.hk ; cksin@sinchungkai.org.hk ; az3286pw@netvigator.com ; jet@dab.org.hk ; howardyoung_legco@yahoo.com.hk ; kwlau@dab.org.hk ; miriamlau@liberal.org.hk ; elau@frontier.org.hk ; sychoy@pacific.net.hk ; chengkarfoo@dphk.org ; ttfok@netvigator.com ; arazack@netvigator.com ; albert.wychan@yahoo.com.hk ; kwaifong56@yahoo.com.hk ; kyli@dab.org.hk ; kkk@kkkwok.org ; hokming@ntas.org ; patricklau@gmail.com ; contactus@mandytam.com
Cc: lotunglo@yahoo.com.hk ; cahk@cahk.org.hk ; info@greensense.org.hk ; egc@netvigator.com ; secretary@hkila.com ; pcwtsang@lcsd.gov.hk ; jnytam@lcsd.gov.hk ; bmpcheung@lcsd.gov.hk ; lwscheung@lcsd.gov.hk ; ewlchoi@lcsd.gov.hk ; akcho@lcsd.gov.hk ; sslho@lcsd.gov.hk ; cyoho@lcsd.gov.hk ; pyhkan@lcsd.gov.hk ; tmtlau@lcsd.gov.hk ; tyhsuen@lcsd.gov.hk ; gcfwong@lcsd.gov.hk ; tmkwong@lcsd.gov.hk ; hnmwong@lcsd.gov.hk ; hab1@hab.gov.hk

Sent: Monday, September 01, 2008 1:05 AM

Subject: 是保育樹木,還是浪費公帑? - 胡亂移植樹木將製造更多危險樹木!

續本人於本年四月發給各部門及各大傳媒的電郵.

就近日赤柱塌樹意外,本人有必要再次向各部門(尤其是康文署)提出嚴正忠告.

要是部門繼續以高層(EO, AO)的喜好/指令視為政策,而輕視專業人士(包括部門內的專業/技術人員,及獨立的學者/專業人士)的意見,包括古樹及移植的樹木在內,未來將可能發生更多類似的悲劇發生.

EO, AO大多不是有專業樹木知識的人士,可是他們的一句指令(如"零斬樹","全部移植"等等),足以令很多不宜移植的樹木被搬,而下層公務員因不敢有違上層的[政策]也只好照跟(縱使明知是錯).由於部份移植的樹木結構差,移植後可能隨時倒下(見早前來函/即附件).

古樹名木是香港人的珍貴財產,必須適當保護.但同樣,為了一個[古樹名木]的名,而勉強保留著一棵危險的樹(最終倒榻),政策就等於免死金牌,下層公務員則不敢挻身而出發出警告,最終就釀成悲劇.

今次事件後,市民另一擔心可能是: 若繼續以過往的處事方式去辦事,為免出問題,或許會令提名新的古樹名木之難度大增 - 這亦未必是我們的願望!

政策是死的, 人是生的!

赤柱的塌樹是不幸,但是否純屬意外,則大有疑問,希望調查報告可以如實地作出交代!

Lo Tung

cc.
(見下文),另,
康樂文化事務署/策劃事務
民政事務局

--- 2008年4月26日 星期六,Lo Tung Lo <lotunglo@yahoo.com.hk> 寫道﹕

寄件人: Lo Tung Lo <lotunglo@yahoo.com.hk>

主題: 是保育樹木,還是浪費公帑?

收件人: btang@aud.gov.hk, dlcsoffice@lcsd.gov.hk, ayscheung@lcsd.gov.hk, wingsleung@lcsd.gov.hk, mailbox@afcd.gov.hk, cary_ph_ho@afcd.gov.hk, yk_chan@afcd.gov.hk, pk_chan@afcd.gov.hk, landsd@landsd.gov.hk, ddg@landsd.gov.hk, ceshq@landsd.gov.hk, cswai@hyd.gov.hk, sla3.lu@hyd.gov..hk, sla1.lu@hyd.gov.hk, sla2.lu@hyd.gov.hk, yuech@archsd.gov.hk, ault@archsd.gov.hk, wongv@archsd.gov.hk, lewisah@archsd.gov.hk, pi@legco.gov.hk, rctho@capitalchina.com, contact@alanleong.net, info@liwahming.org.hk, selina@selinachow.com, jkstolegco@gmail.com, yuenhan@ftulegco.org.hk, bernie@bernardchan.com, kamlamchan2004@yahoo.com.hk, cksin@sinchungkai.org.hk, az3286pw@netvigator.com, jet@dab.org.hk, howardyoung_legco@yahoo.com.hk, kwlau@dab.org.hk, miriamlau@liberal.org.hk, elau@frontier.org.hk, sychoy@pacific.net.hk, chengkarfoo@dphk.org, ttfok@netvigator.com, arazack@netvigator.com, albert.wychan@yahoo.com.hk, kwaifong56@yahoo.com.hk, kyli@dab.org.hk, kkk@kkkwok.org, hokming@ntas.org, patricklau@gmail.com, contactus@mandytam.com

副本(CC): lotunglo@yahoo.com.hk, cahk@cahk.org.hk, info@greensense.org.hk, egc@netvigator.com, secretary@hkila.com

日期: 2008 4 26 星期六 上午 11:10

信件內容見附件.

此文件致:

審計署 署長 鄧國斌先生 btang@aud.gov.hk
康樂文化事務署 署長 周達明先生 dlcsoffice@lcsd.gov.hk
康樂文化事務署 康樂事務經理(樹木及園景)香港 張裕生先生 ayscheung@lcsd.gov.hk
康樂文化事務署 康樂事務經理(樹木及園景)九龍 梁永生先生 wingsleung@lcsd.gov.hk
漁農自然保理署 署長 mailbox@afcd.gov.hk
漁農自然保理署 高級自然護理主任(南)  何秉皓先生 cary_ph_ho@afcd.gov.hk
漁農自然保理署 高級自然護理主任(北) 陳耀強先生 yk_chan@afcd.gov.hk
漁農自然保理署 高級自然護理主任(中區) 陳炳光先生 pk_chan@afcd.gov.hk
地政總署 署長 譚贛蘭女士 landsd@landsd.gov.hk
地政總署 地政總署副署長(一般事務)(地政處總部)  梁玉書先生 ddg@landsd.gov.hk
地政總署 總產業測量師(地政處/總部)  陳永堅先生 ceshq@landsd.gov.hk
路政署 署長 韋志成先生 cswai@hyd.gov.hk
路政署 高級園境師3  張美馨女士  sla3.lu@hyd.gov.hk
路政署 高級園境師1  梁錦鴻先生   sla1.lu@hyd.gov.hk
路政署 高級園境師2  郭德泰先生   sla2.lu@hyd.gov.hk
建築署 署長 余熾鏗先生 yuech@archsd.gov.hk
建築署 高級園境師/4 區李婷女士 ault@archsd.gov.hk
建築署 高級園境師/2 黃秋雲女士 wongv@archsd.gov.hk
建築署 高級園境師/3 盧偉思先生  lewisah@archsd.gov.hk
立法會工務小組委員會-
秘書: 馬海櫻女士 pi@legco.gov.hk
委員: 何鍾泰議員rctho@capitalchina.com、 梁家傑議員contact@alanleong.net
李華明議員info@liwahming.org.hk、 周梁淑怡議員selina@selinachow.com
涂謹申議員jkstolegco@gmail.com、 陳婉嫻議員yuenhan@ftulegco.org.hk
陳智思議員bernie@bernardchan.com、 陳鑑林議員kamlamchan2004@yahoo.com.hk
單仲偕議員cksin@sinchungkai.org.hk、 黃宜弘議員az3286pw@netvigator.com
曾鈺成議員jet@dab.org.hk、 楊孝華議員howardyoung_legco@yahoo.com.hk
劉江華議員kwlau@dab.org.hk、 劉皇發議員 c/o 委員會秘書、
劉健儀議員miriamlau@liberal.org.hk、 劉慧卿議員elau@frontier.org.hk
蔡素玉議員sychoy@pacific.net.hk、 鄭家富議員chengkarfoo@dphk.org
霍震霆議員ttfok@netvigator.com、 石禮謙議員arazack@netvigator.com
陳偉業議員albert.wychan@yahoo.com.hk、李永達議員kwaifong56@yahoo.com.hk
李國英議員kyli@dab.org.hk、 林偉強議員 c/o 委員會秘書、
郭家麒議員kkk@kkkwok.org、 張學明議員hokming@ntas.org
劉秀成議員patricklau@gmail.com、 譚香文議員contactus@mandytam.com

副本送:

長春社 蘇國賢先生 cahk@cahk.org.hk
環保觸覺 info@greensense.org.hk
國際樹藝學會香港分部 egc@netvigator.com
香港園境師學會 secretary@hkila.com
各園境顧問公司 c/o 香港園境師學會

亞洲電視新聞部 news@atv.com.hk
無電視新聞部 news@tvb.com.hk
有線電視新聞部 story@cabletv.com.hk
香港電台 cnews@rthk.org.hk
蘋果日報 news@appledaily.com
太陽報 news@the-sun.com.hk
東方日報 news@oriental.com.hk
星島日報 info@singtao.com
明報 inews@mingpao.com
成報 dailynews@singpao.com.hk
文匯報 editor@wenweipo.com
大公報 dgw_editor@163.com
SCMP quinton.chan@scmp.com
The Standard editor@thestandard.com.hk
AM730 chiefeditor@am730.com.hk
頭條日報 editorial@hkheadline.com
都市日報 news@metrohk.com.hk

出差或去旅遊時,你可以隨時隨地用全新的 Yahoo! Messenger 網上版 跟你的朋友即時通訊及查詢對話訊息紀錄!

Yahoo!推出全新 @ymail.com 電郵地址,快D登記你的新身份!了解更多

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

uh. interesting post :))

Anonymous said...

ohne Varianten.... viagra wirkung frau cialis online [url=http//t7-isis.org]cialis rezeptfrei g?nstig[/url]

Anonymous said...

Me parece esto la idea excelente. Soy conforme con Ud. http://nuevascarreras.com/tag/comprar-cialis/ cialis generico espana E 'vero! Ritengo che questa sia un'ottima idea. Sono d'accordo con te. [url=http://nuevascarreras.com/comprar-cialis-es/ ]cialis 20 mg prospecto [/url]

Anonymous said...

Purchasing memory cards is such a time consuming process... You have to Google prices, filter through which ones are legit, around a bunch of electronics shops,compare prices, finally buy your memory, and then constantly pray that the price doesn't drop in the next month or so.

I've been screwed over by some ridiculous price drops in the past... especially this one time when I bought a Micro SD for my R4 gaming flash card at what I mistakenly assumed was a bargain price, only to later see that it fell by five bucks in a week's time.

(Posted using OperaV2 for R4i Nintendo DS.)

Anonymous said...

Xzbec [url=http://adultdating-x.com]adult dating[/url] ncki

Anonymous said...

Marriages are made in heaven.

Anonymous said...

http://site.ru - [url=http://site.ru]site[/url] site
site

Anonymous said...

Hello there! This is my first visit to your blog!
We are a group of volunteers and starting a new initiative in a community in the same niche.
Your blog provided us useful information to work on.
You have done a outstanding job!

Also visit my website; Lose weight Fast