Wednesday, January 5, 2011

ISA HK/China --- Tree Topping yet again

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Dear Station Members,

Tree Topping has become a disease which is so difficult to sure in our city, that it will happen despite outcries from Govt & professionals. The attached photos sent in recently by Station Members speak for the fact.

Then how come it would occur despite constant warning? Cost may be one thing, & ignorance may be another.

Some look for present comfort without future alert that topped trees can become potential hazards. Employing unqualified contractors to do the job is usually the cheapest solution. Others think sprouting which emerges after every "cut" will turn the tree healthier than before. This simply shows that the education is not reaching the decision-makers.

Sad for our trees so topped to mutilation, & our "tree lovers" may see & weep over it. Then would they hunt down the culprit & expose every time? Let's hope someone who can stop would step out to correct the situation, or the trees will do their revenge by falling over one day.

May Tree Failure by human error not be called an Act of God no more.

best regards,

Sammy Au
Station Manager
Registered Consulting Arborist no. RCA#497 (

"If a tree is not designed, installed, maintained & inspected properly, it is likely to become a liability rather than an asset."

"Trees are good for the community. Trees need care like human beings. Arborists are the Tree Care Professionals."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sure it is a disease difficult to cure.