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