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03jan2019

BA (Hons) Horticulture and Landscape Management Co-organized the Forest Enhancement Baseline Survey with Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Gardens

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Dr. Cheuk Mang Lung (upper right first) and Dr. Caroline Law (lower right first) led 8 student volunteers from BA (Hons) Horticulture and Landscape Management to conduct the survey.

Dr. Cheuk Mang Lung (upper right first) and Dr. Caroline Law (lower right first) led 8 student volunteers from BA (Hons) Horticulture and Landscape Management to conduct the survey.

Reforested plot formerly with exotic plantation is now with native tree seedlings

Reforested plot formerly with exotic plantation is now with native tree seedlings

Students were learning how to operate different field equipment.

Students were learning how to operate different field equipment.

Students were using the laser range finder to measure the relative distance between reference point and target tree.

Students were using the laser range finder to measure the relative distance between reference point and target tree.

BAHLM was pleased to collaborate with Flora Conservation Department of Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Gardens (KFBG), to hold a Forest Enhancement Baseline Survey at an 800m2 plantation slope since 3rd January 2019. The survey aims to develop a GIS database with tree locations, species information, and tree growth status. The site is planned to replace the exotic trees with a diverse mix of native tree species, in order to enhance forest ecological value and biodiversity.

 

Total 8 student volunteers from Year 2 and 3 were trained by Dr. Cheuk Mang Lung, the GIS specialist from KFBG. They learned to use FieldMap software, GPS, laser range finder, ArcGIS online to map the existing trees and use the caliper to measure DBH of trees and seedlings. In the next 4 weeks, students could utilize their semester break to learn the practical steps of forest enhancement research and also in data-processing.