Tuesday, January 8, 2013

ISA HK/China --- Taiwan Tree Doctor Association Inauguration Ceremony & Basic Arbor Training of 2012.12.20-29 (台湾樹木医学中心揭牌仪式暨医学研讨会)










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会员们:

首先, 本分会置以热烈的欢迎给百多位刚从台湾加入本分会的会员们, 亦希望我们的周讯能够给予你们帮助。 由於目前大陆的会员们都是习惯阅读简体字, 而懂繁体字的会员们一般都能够阅读简体字, 为了考虑到减轻工作量等因素, 故本周讯依然会使用简体字写出, 希望各位多多包涵见谅。

是次本分会到访台湾可说成是一次动感之旅; 本分会长深深被台湾同行的热情款待和细心照顾所感动, 从本來一次平凡的聚会, 变成一次刻骨铭心的友情交流, 这是本分会长所始料不及的。 台湾人的友善好客, 在这10天的行程里完全被反映出來, 难怪台湾现在已变成整个大中华地区的旅游热点, 这个完全合理。

在这10天的行程里, 主要可分成三大部份:

(A) 台湾樹木医学中心的揭牌仪式暨樹木医學研讨会

这个由台湾行政院农委会林业试验所主辦, 林务局和动植物防疫检疫局合辦, 和台湾绿屋顶暨立体绿化协会和台北市景观工程商会协辦的重要仪式和会议, 在2012年12月21日在台北市的森林保育中心里的国际会议大厅隆重举行, 到场的300+嘉宾, 都是全台湾绿化行业的翘首和首席官员, 为是次聚会增光不少。

日本的樹木医会和日本街路樹诊断协会, 也分别派出了正、副会长、和英、中翻绎共六人出席, 是次也是日方兄弟组织与本分会的第一次交流接触, 事前双方对对方的了解并不多。 日方专家提供了两场精彩的 "都市樹木风险管理" 和 "日本树医制度" 演讲, 博來不少掌声。 本分会长所提供的演讲分别是 "国际樹艺學和樹艺师介绍" 和 "樹木營养學与施肥技术", 向台下听众阐述了国际最新的技艺知识。

随后到來的研讨会综合讨论, 由台、日专家和本分会长主持作答, 当中台方同行提出了不少有关樹艺行业发展前瞻的问题和種养技术提问, 统统由台上专家们一一作答, 气氛非常热烈融洽。

在晚间的祝庆酒宴里, 台方的重大官员都有出席支持, 席上坐在分会长旁边的日方专家们, 也向本分会长作出亲切邀请, 去前往日本与日方官员和专家们交流, 本分会长也义不容辞的一口答应。 我们相信这对整个亚洲樹艺发展都有好处, 也令本分会的国际联系再向前迈进一步。

(B) 基础樹艺学训练

在这五天的基本训练当中, 本分会长对台方學员的积极学习态度留下了非常深刻的印象。 首先, 原來安排的60人训练计划, 由於得知是分会长过來主持, 一下子从第二天就跳到有150+人签到的培训班。 有學员不辞劳苦的从金门岛坐上一个小时的飞机來台北听課, 也有不少人从屏东县坐4小时火车赶到。 当有學员感觉到老师已是太劳累了, 有从淡水过來的女生送上当地小吃和土产止咳药给老师作慰问。 本分会长已跑遍五洲七洋参加过大大小小的国际会议无數, 能得此礼遇还是首次, 这还不叫分会长心里感恩吗?

在課堂上, 没有人睡觉, 没有人在玩手机, 學员们都全神贯注听课, 小心到连本分会长没有留意到的肥量计算程式出了數字错误, 学员们也就马上提点出來, 台湾同行的好學专心, 在这些地方完全表露无遗。

更令本分会长受到感动的, 就是连台北市的原市长黄大洲博士, 由他老人家來亲自率部, 每天从早上九点, 一直留心听课到下午四点半, 也不断提出疑问, 每天如是坐足五天。 有如此优质的领导坐阵, 台湾的树艺行业会搞不起來吗?

(C) 攀樹训练

在抵台的第一个周末里, 本分会长与已經相約好的台湾当地攀树人员, 一起前往台北阳明山区, 去攀树交流經验。 当天的气温只有6C, 风大又夹住丝丝小雨, 所有人都全身湿透, 但这无减双方的热情。

在研讨技术的过程中, 本分会长发现台方人员在装备和技术上, 只仃留在康乐攀爬的层面。 他们用的摩擦结比 ISA 使用的打多了一个圈, 爬樹腰带是攀石用的那種, 夹扣是单开而不是三开, 这与ISA的要求相差很大。 本分会长向台方人员介绍了攀樹师使用的装备和技术, 又示范了树上行走和上升的技巧。 令台方人员最感兴趣的可能是在觀看80kg重的分会长, 能够使用绳索技术仃留在只有2.5cm粗的枝条上面, 这令他们对攀樹师的技巧能力完全信服。

在台湾要搞任何训练或工作, 都先要合法的申请到 "工作许可证", 除非是政府部門出头, 否则这个证也不好办。 本分会长希望利用协助台方推动樹艺之便, 也能同时抽空训练出台湾的第一批攀树师, 为当地的树上工作出一分力。 本分会长以前训练出來的攀樹手, 目前都已成为国际水平的人马和香港冠军级别, 所以是完全有能力为台湾作出贡献。

总括來说, 是次台湾之旅是取得完满成功。 在此, 我们非常感谢台方人员的热情接待和全力配合, 使是次到访尽善尽美, 台方人员在推动当地樹艺行业的发展的背后努力是非常巨大和不为人知, 为此本分会代表全体会员和 ISA 向这些英雄们致敬 !

台湾的树艺行业正式开始了。 本分会愿意以其微薄之力, 与台湾同行一齐走上为中华地区发展樹艺行业的康莊大道, 共同携手, 互励互勉。

谨此致意!

国际树木学会 中华地区分会 会长 暨 创办人

欧永森
美洲顾问树艺师学会 顾问树艺师号 RCA#497 (http://isahkchina.blogspot.com/2010/12/isa-hkchina-rac-in-asia.html )
澳洲顾问树艺师学会 顾问树艺师号 ACM 0412011 (www.iaca.org.au)
资深树艺师/注册攀树师号 HK-0174BT (http://isahkchina.blogspot.com/2011/03/isa-hkchina-frist-bcma-in-asia.html)
执业树艺师号 IPA-010908 (http://isahkchina.blogspot.com/2010/04/isa-hkchina-tree-news-1441-report.html)
专业调解及谈判学会 注册调解员号 CM-0044 (http://isahkchina.blogspot.com/2012/01/isa-hkchina-mediation.html)

“如果树木在设计和种植时犯错,其护养必然昂贵,而最终也会变成 "不定时炸弹" 。 ”

“速成出来的树木评估员, 只能作出低质量的猜測。 大自然会决定成败。 ”

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Dear Station Members,

It is the pleasure & honour that ISA HK/China was invited to attend the Taiwan Tree Doctor Association Inauguration Ceremony & to conduct the Basic Arbor Training in Taiwan on Dec 21 - 28, 2012. The Station Manager (SM) Sammy Au was the representative of the mission & we are proud to say that we have achieved a total success on this trip. Taiwan has decided to start their Arborist Profession after this visit, & has seen the value of the profession to help their trees. This is some very good news indeed.

Taiwan is the Pearl of China. Some 70+% of her land is still covered with trees. From the air, Taiwan looks like a green pendant floating in the East China Sea. It has a mild climate & a diversity of landscape with the tallest mountains in East Asia. The people are gentle & hard working, making their land to be once the Four Little Dragon of Asia. The SM has been visiting Taiwan for over a hundred times for business & work since 1980, & has known this beautiful land & her culture by heart with respect.

The visit of the SM can be summarized into 3 parts:

(A) The Taiwan Tree Doctor Association Inauguration Ceremony

More than 300 distinguished guests from Taiwan, Japan & HK have attended this important ceremony, to mark the beginning of the Arborist Profession in Taiwan. Practically anyone representing an interest in trees & landscape was present in this ceremony.

Japan has sent out a strong delegation of six persons to attend this ceremony. This included the President & Vice President of the Japan Tree Doctor Association, the President & Vice President of the Japan Urban Tree Diagnosis Association, an English translator & a Mandarin Translator. They have given talks on the "Japan Tree Doctor System" & "Urban Tree Risk Diagnosis", in Japanese with instant translation. This is the first time that our Japanese counterparts have met ISA HK/China, & soon we have become the best of friends. We do share a common goal of helping the urban trees with scientific knowledge & practices. At the end of the day, the Japanese experts have extended an invitation to the SM to visit Japan to see their work. The SM has agreed, & may go after April 2013.

On our side, the SM had delivered two presentations on "The International Outlook of the Arborist Profession", & "Tree Nutrition", both in Mandarin. Both have won thundering applause. The Taiwanese audience enjoyed listening to the SM speaking fluently in Mandarin like them, explaining complicated concepts with laymen terms like to the media. At the Discussion Forum at the end of the day, our hosts, the Japan Tree Doctors & the SM were on stage to answer a whole range of technical questions. The audience have seen the skills of the Arborist Professionals, & valued their urban trees as a social asset.

All 300 name cards of the SM were distributed in this day. Our name has now been stamped into Taiwan with their appreciation.

(B) The Basic Arbor Training

This has been more encouraging than the SM has ever expected. The 5 day sessions were originally planned to house only 60 representatives from the Govt Sector. On the 2nd day, more than 150+ participants were signing in to attend. Other than Civil Servants, the private sectors joined in, & that included some local celebrities in the landscaping industry. Some came as far as from the Jinmen Island (1 hour by plane), & from Pintung County (4 hours by train). The SM felt particularly honoured that the former Mayor of Taipei City, the Honorable Dr. Hwang (Graduate of Cornell University) & his group of officials, sat from 9 am to 4.30 pm everyday to listen to the lectures. This has been most moving to the SM.

The 5 day sessions followed that of ISA Education from Pruning to Tree Risk Assessment. The SM was speaking in fluent Mandarin all the way, & has answered every technical question raised at him. He did not evade one single question. The participants were so keen that even the resting time of the SM was used up to ask queries. One lady even brought in her local medicines to soothe the drying throat of the SM. This is something that has really motivated the SM on the friendliness of the Taiwan People. This has made the SM feel that ISA Arboriculture will begin well in this precious land of Taiwan.

(C) Tree Climbing

During the first weekend of the visit, the SM has met several groups of local tree climbers & have climbed with them in Yangming Shan. Although the weather was 6 C with constant drizzles & wind gusts, that did not stop the enthusiasm of the Taiwanese tree climbers to show the SM of what they have learned & are capable.

From what the SM has seen, they appeared to have been trained with Recreational Tree Climbing rather than profession tree work. They tied Blake's Hitch with 5 loops. They were using rock climbing saddles to get up & down tree vertically only. Their carabiners were single locking. This is rather different from what ISA Certified Tree Worker credential would require.

The SM has shown these local tree climbers some basic skills in maneuvering on a tree, & has shown how to balance on an one inch thick branch. They were amazed. Not in their former training that a tree climber could reach out 7 m from the trunk to limb-walk. They now have all wanted to learn professional tree climbing.

Taiwan is a place that requires an official Work Permit to conduct any training or work as a measure to protect their local employment. This Work Permit is rather difficult to get. The SM was invited by the highest authorities of Taiwan & the Work Permit has been taken care of . Therefore, these groups of tree climbers have been told to wait to until the SM would visit Taiwan in future, to bring them the proper gears & techniques. This is sad, but it is a reality.

All in all, this wonderful trip to Taiwan has been a great success for ISA HK/China. We are now supported by the highest authorities in Taiwan to begin the Arborist Profession there. The SM has become their prime consultant in their development. Taiwan is now selecting ISA to be their partner. This is very good news indeed.

On the other hand, we wish to cordially thank our host for making this trip to happen. They have worked double-hard behind the scenes without glory to make it all happen. They are the hidden heroes & deserve all our respect !

More than 100 Station Membership has been collected while in Taiwan. Taiwan is now heading the way that we would like to see. We are truly grateful for everybody's work.

May we share our knowledge & work hand in hand with our Taiwan brothers & sisters to uplift the Arborist Profession in our territory. For this we will persist.

best regards,

Sammy Au
Founding President (Station Manager) of ISA HK/China (http://isahkchina.blogspot.com)
Registered Consulting Arborist no. RCA#497 (http://isahkchina.blogspot.com/2010/12/isa-hkchina-first-rca-in-asia.html)
Institute of Australian Consulting Arboriculturists Accredited Member no. ACM 0412011 (www.iaca.org.au)
ISA Board Certified Master Arborist / Certified Tree Worker no. HK-0174BT (http://isahkchina.blogspot.com/2011/03/isa-hkchina-first-bcma-in-asia.html)
Independent Practicing Arborist no. IPA-010908 (http://isahkchina.blogspot.com/2010/04/isa-hkchina-hk-tree-news-14410-report.html)
Society of Certified Mediators and Negotiators Certified Mediator no. CM-0044 (http://isahkchina.blogspot.com/2012/01/isa-hkchina-mediation.html)

"Providing treatment without in-depth diagnosis & research support is professional misconduct. "
"Casual tree assessor delivers wanton tree assessment. Mother Nature makes the rules."

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