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Seminar 2 – “Pests, Diseases and Tree Decline” in Seminar Series “Arboriculture and Sustainable Urban Forest Management”

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Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Horticulture and Landscape Management (HLM) held the seminar “Pests, Diseases and Tree Decline” on 10 Aug 2019 (Sat) in THEi Chai Wan Campus. The seminar was the second of the seminar series “Arboriculture and Sustainable Urban Forest Management”. The seminar series, which is fully funded by the Research Grants Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China (Project no.: UGC/IIDS25/M01/18), aims to promote good practices of arboriculture and sustainable urban forest management in our community through serving as a platform to allow interflow of professional information among local and overseas experts. 


More than 150 participants attended the seminar, including people from the HKSAR government, industry and academia.  Participants had the valuable opportunity to interact with the speakers in the panel discussion.


Prof. Leslie CHEN, Dean of Faculty of Design and Environment, kicked off the seminar by delivering the welcome speech. Prof. Paul BARBER from Murdoch University, Perth, Managing Director of ArborCarbon Pty Ltd., Prof. Siu-Wai CHIU from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prof. Cai WANG from South China Agricultural University, and Dr. Wen-Wei HSIAO from National Taiwan University, shared their expertise and experience in management of pests and diseases of urban trees. Dr. Allen ZHANG, Programme Leader of HLM and Principal Investigator of the seminar series, concluded the seminar by giving a closing remarks.


The next and last seminar "Urban Tree Planting and Management" of the seminar series will be held on 2 Nov 2019 (Sat).  If you have any enquiry to the seminars, please contact us at 3890 8323 or send us an email at