Seminar 3 – “Urban Tree Planting and Management” 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 “Urban Tree Planting and Management” on 2 Nov 2019 (Saturday) in THEi Chai Wan Campus. The seminar was the third, and also the last one, of the seminar series “Arboriculture and Sustainable Urban Forest Management”. The seminar series, which is fully funded by the Research Grants Council (RGC) 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. Christina HONG, the President of THEi, kicked off the seminar by delivering the welcome speech. Ms. Kathy NG, Chief Landscape Architect of Highways Department, Prof. TAN Puay Yok from National University of Singapore, Prof. Cecil KONIJNENDIJK VAN DEN BOSCH from The University of British Columbia, and Dr. Alexia STOKES from French National Institute for Agriculture Research, shared their expertise and experience in strategic management of urban trees. Dr. Allen ZHANG, Programme Leader of HLM and Principal Investigator of the seminar series, concluded the whole seminar series by giving a closing remarks.
The seminar series concluded successfully. We would like to acknowledge RGC for fully funding the seminar series and Development Bureau, Hong Kong Greening Contractors Association, Hong Kong Institute of Horticultural Science and the Hong Kong Institute of Landscape Architects for supporting our seminar series. The previous two seminars of the series, “Urban Soil Science” and “Pests, Diseases and Tree Decline”, were held on 4 May and 10 Aug 2019 respectively.