Tree Managment Award 2022
"Tree Management Award" (TMA) is a large-scale campaign hosted by ISA Hong Kong Chapter. This campaign aims to recognize private residential property projects that excel in tree management, raise the awareness of tree preservation in the property management industry and encourage the industry to recognize the benefits of trees. It is our honor that the campaign has been supporting by HKSAR Development Bureau, The Hong Kong Association of Property Management Companies, The Hong Kong Institute of Housing and Chartered Institute of Housing Asian Pacific Branch* for two consecutive years in a row.
*Ranking in no particular order.
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By participating in the TMA, organizations can:
Awards winners of the TMA
will be presented with a trophy and / or, a certificate;
the list of winners will be posted on our website and Facebook to showcase their tree management achievements in the given period; and
may be invited to share at public events/ gain media coverage, to showcase their achievements and experiences in tree management.
To recognize the efforts of participants, a “Participation Certificate” will be issued to each eligible participant that has completed the assessment and yet do not receive any awards or certificates.
Any private residential property achieves the required standard will be awarded. According to professional assessment, the award is categorized into three levels (Platinum, Gold, Merit). There is no limit on the number of properties awarded for each category.
The assessment period for TMA 2022 is from 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022.
Residential property may only be nominated by the management company with prior consent from the owners representative group of the property concerned (if applicable).
1. Nominating organization please submit the nomination form via the link below by 5pm on 15 July, 2022.
Nomination Form: https://forms.office.com/r/uWUSBUeaYY
2. All necessary supporting documents to be submitted by the following methods on or before 5pm on 15 July, 2022. There is no restriction in document format, extra information such as layout plan, photos or video are also acceptable. All the documents should be related to the requirement of Tree Management Award.
Uploading via the link provided at the last session of the nomination form. Documents should be in PDF or JPEG format with maximum size not exceeding 50MB per file; or
Email to firstname.lastname@example.org; or
Post to “Room 11, 9/F, Lee King Industrial Buildings, 12 Ng Fong Street, San Po Kong, Kowloon”. Please mark “Application for Tree Management Award 2022” on the envelop.
3. The application Fee for TMA 2022 is HKD1,000.
Application fee could be paid by crossed cheque payable to “ISA Hong Kong Chapter Ltd.” (with property name on the back) and posted to “Room 11, 9/F, Lee King Industrial Buildings, 12 Ng Fong Street, San Po Kong, Kowloon”; or
By depositing to Hang Seng Bank account no. 789-314119-001 and e-mail the pay-in slip to email@example.com.
Please mark “Application for Tree Management Award 2022” and the property name on the envelop / email subject.
*Ranking in no particular order
Ms. Chir Yasmin C. Y.
Ms. Yasmin Chir received B.A. in Agriculture Science major in Plant Science from the University British Columbia, Canada, and three Masters degrees in Environmental and Public Health Management, Business Administration and Landscape Architectures obtained in Hong Kong. Yasmin has been running her own company since 2012 as a consulting arborist, landscape designer and environmental ecologist, and was invited to be an Associate Professor at the University of Hong Kong. She was appointed by the Hong Kong Government to be the Head of Tree Management Office under the Greening, Landscape and Tree Management Section, Development Bureau. With over 25 years of solid international experience in Horticulture, Arboriculture and Landscape Architecture, she is currently teaching at the Technological and Higher Education Institute in the Horticulture, Arboriculture and Landscape Management’s Bachelor Programme and she is one of the panel members in the Hong Kong Institute of Landscape Architects’s Accredited Arboricultural Practitioners Vetting Panel.
Mr. Gavin S. Coates
Mr. Gavin Coates is a Senior Lecturer at HKU’s Division of Landscape Architecture, a Registered Landscape Architect in Hong Kong, Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Landscape Architects, Chartered Member of The Landscape Institute (UK) and a Member of the Chartered Society of Designers (UK). Since the early 1980s he has participated in several key Projects for the Hong Kong Government including Tseung Kwan O New Town infrastructure, various public housing estates, Yuen Long Town Park and the design of the waterfall area of Hong Kong Park. From 2004 to 2015, Gavin was primarily involved with the design and site supervision of the Greening Master Plan programme instigated by the Civil Engineering and Development Department under which more than 20,000 trees were planted in the urban areas of the HKSAR.
Ms. Lam Yau Ching Regent
Ms. Regent Lam is an ISA Certified Arborist who works with consultancies, contractors and the government. She is experienced in tree management and tree risk assessment. She is also a specialist of plant pathology who started working on brown root rot disease, Phellinus noxius, since studying in University. Her main research interests include fungal diversity, wood decay fungi and tree disease management. Currently, she is a member of Education Committee Member of ISA Hong Kong Chapter and also teaches as a part-time lecturer at School of Continued Education of Hong Kong Baptist University.
Dr. Tang Ming Chak, Alvin
Dr. Alvin Tang is an expert on tree and fungus. In the last twenty years, he has been conducting research on understanding plant disease, tree management, fungal taxonomy and mushroom poisoning. He is currently the Course Coordinator of Tree Management Programme at Hong Kong Baptist University. He has been actively involved in different public education programmes, from public seminars, workshops, local and overseas fieldtrips. He has worked on various topical subjects in Hong Kong over the years, including tree management, plant disease and mushroom poisoning, and has conducted 123 media interviews to give insights on different scientific topics.
Mr. Wong Cheuk-yuet, Chiky
Mr. Chiky Wong is an experienced arborist, landscape specialist and restoration ecologist who works with NGOs, consultancies, contractors and the government. He also teaches as a part-time lecturer at School of Continued Education of Hong Kong Baptist, Technological and Higher Education Institute and Institute of Vocational Education. Currently he is a Member of Urban Forestry Advisory Committee of Development Bureau, Faculty Member of Hong Kong Green Building Council, Vice-chairperson of Horticulture and Arboriculture Industrial Training Advisory Committee of Education Bureau, Expert of The Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications.
Mr. Wong Kwok Leung, Edmond
Mr. Edmond Wong has been appointed as a Park Manager since 2006, working in a non-government park where thousands of trees have been retained, planted and transplanted under his management. In recent years, he was appointed as Landscape & Arboriculture Manager, responsible for overseeing trees and plants in about 86 private housing estates. He is a competent and experienced arborist and tress risk assessor with relevant ISA and LANTRA qualifications, also a registered professional housing manager. So he is well-aware of the need to arrange proper tree works and soft landscape management in different residential and commercial projects.
Dr. Zhang Hao, Allen
Dr. Allen Zhang graduated from the Department of Biology, the Chinese University of Hong Kong with a PhD degree. His PhD research project mainly focused on urban ecology in Hong Kong. Before joining the Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi), he was a post-doctoral research fellow in the Department of Geography, HKU. His research projects at HKU mainly focused on urban horticulture and urban forestry. He has published more than 30 articles in the refereed journals. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Horticulture UK, professional member of Arboricultural Association UK, and certified arborist of International Society of Arboriculture USA. He is currently the Programme Leader of Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Horticulture, Arboriculture and Landscape Management of THEi.
ISA Hong Kong Chapter was formed at the beginning of 2012 under the auspices of, and technical guidance provided by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), with the aim to provide networking, education, and training opportunities for arboricultural practitioner in Hong Kong. Today, there are more than 1,000 ISA Certified Arborists in Hong Kong of which 250-plus are current ISAHK Chapter members.
Through research, technology, maintenance of standards and education our mission is to promote the professional practice of arboriculture and foster a greater public awareness of the social health and environmental benefits of trees throughout the Hong Kong community.
The information contained in this programme booklet is provided for guidance only. While every precaution should be taken to ensure its accuracy, no responsibility for any claims, losses or expenses as a result of any material in this publication will be accepted by the Organizers or any organizations involved in this programme.