Wednesday, May 25, 2011

ISA HK/China (professionals) --- Topping at a girl's school in Kowloon 名女校乱砍树

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Dear Station Members,

The attached photos were taken by a Station Member when she passed through this famous girl’s school in Jordon Road last week. Isn’t it unbelievable that something like this can still happen in HK?

The trees were topped, mutilated, & worst of all, planted underneath a roof to grow no taller. They lack sun & space for proper canopy & root development, & the building is just less than a meter away. Who on earth would put them there for what good purpose, & for what long term benefits they will get?

Is there a “landscape consultant” responsible for this job? Are these trees under the jurisdiction of any Govt regulations? By what international or local standards were the trees to be put into this state? Is there any Arborist involved in the design & execution? Who would be responsible for making the decision of the operation? Can the decision be justified? There remains a whole range of questions to be answered.

What good is it to say we love trees, but to put our trees into misery? Why do some trees in HK get a lot of attention, & some don’t? Why some groups favour a particular situation & give a cold shoulder to others? Are we fair & just in our attitude towards incorrect practice, or are we selective in our work?

Who would like to answer the above questions?

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 (

"Providing treatment without in-depth diagnosis & research support is professional misconduct. "

"Casual tree assessor delivers wanton tree assessment. Mother Nature makes the rules."








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 HK-0174BT (
独立执业树艺师号 IPA-010908 (



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