Sunday, April 17, 2011

ISA HK/China --- Xiamen Botanical Garden Visit 23-24.4.2011

Dear Station Members,

ISA HK/China is very pleased to inform you that we have been invited to carry out an Exchange Visit to Xiamen Botanical Garden on Apr 23 - 24, 2011.

This is the first time ISA HK/China has ventured outside Guangdong Province to go further north to promote ISA Arboriculture. Whereas Guangdong traditionally would have received international information from friends & relatives in HK, the other 29 Provinces in China would need to rely upon their own efforts, or through the Central Govt, to invite experts to bring them updated knowledge. As China is such a big country & Arboriculture has not yet started there, sky is the limit for an international organization like ISA. With us knowing the land & culture, speaking the language & being nearby, ISA HK/China is handling an opportunity as big as China can offer today.

In this tour of duty, ISA HK/China will send 11 of our staff to deliver a general introduction in Arboriculture from Tree Selection to Tree Climbing. We shall present 3 seminars on Tree Standards, Installation & Pruning in the first day. In the following day, we shall demonstrate Tree Climbing & on-site Tree Risk Assessment. We have told our host that there is no limit as to the number of audience for our events, & everybody, whether working in the greenery industry or not, is welcomed. It is already known that landscapers, nurserymen & scholars will all attend.

Xiamen Botanical Garden is perhaps the 2nd largest botanical garden in China & they have not followed the others to go into commercialization. They are the traditional friends of the Station Manager for years, & it is through this relationship that this visit was instantly arranged. After Xiamen, ISA HK/China will approach our other traditional contacts, if funds & time are further available.

Upon our return, we shall produce a Station Mail on this visit. We hope to bring all of you good news.

ISA HK/China will live up our word to open up China for all our Station Members, one tree & one Arborist at a time.

best regards,

Sammy Au
President (Station Manager)
Registered Consulting Arborist no. RCA#497 (
ISA Board Certified Master Arborist / Certified Tree Worker no. HK-0174BT (
Independent Practicing Arborist no. IPA-010908 (



这是本分会第一次跨越广东省到较远的地方推广国际树木学会的树艺行业。传统上,广东省可以从在香港的朋友和亲戚们接收国际消息,但中国其它的29个省则需要靠自己的努力,或是通过中央政府,邀请专家带给它们最新的知识。但这不适用于ISA, 因为ISA分会才是唯一的官方代表。由于中国是一庞大的国家而树艺行业在中国还未开始,对本分会而言,确是商机无限。

在我们今次的行程,国际树木学会中国地区分会已经准备好11位人员去进行树艺行业的一般介绍 - 从树木选择到树木攀爬。我们会在第一天举行三场讲座,内容是关于树木规格、种植及修剪。在第二天,我们会示范攀树及即场树木风险评估。我们已经通知对方,每一个项目的观众的人数都是不限,也不论他门是否从事绿化行业。我方已知道院校生、工程人员、管理人员和生产人员都会到场。

厦门植物园也许是中国第二大的植物园, 及不像中国其它植物园一般进行商业化。他们与本分会长是多年的老朋友,也是通过这种关系,令这次的访问一拍即合。




国际树木学会 中国地区分会会长

顾问树艺师号 RCA#497 (
资深树艺师/注册攀树师号no. HK-0174BT (
执业树艺师号 IPA-010908 (

(本文由周志贤先生翻绎, 注册树艺师号 HK-0280A , 一切内容以英文版本为准 !)