Sunday, November 2, 2008

ISA HK/China --- North American Trees

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Dear Station Members,

Our Deputy Station Manager Mr. KM Li was invited by ISA HQ to attend the Liaison Meeting & Leadership Workshop at Champagne, Illinois, USA last month & he has brought back valuable information from ISA HQ to further develop ourselves in our territory of HK, Macau, Taiwan & China. ISA HK/China is perhaps the fastest growing ISA Affiliation around the world with +700 Station Members at present & we are prepared to penetrate into China this December to further expand ourselves in their +900 cities & hundreds of thousands of towns.

Besides bringing back valuable education from ISA HQ, KM has also taken many photos of the local trees in North America for us to enjoy & compare with our own. All of these photos are hereby compressed for e-mail transmission to save disk space. They are truly magnificent trees living up to the expectation of ISA Arboriculture in every angle.

Upon seeing these beautiful trees, our Station Members may ask themselves why our territory is not getting such trees in our public places. Or is HK too small to plant trees at the correct spacing, or is it because these American trees do not ' flower ' or 'scent ' to make us happy? Or are these American trees planted too few so that they do not re-construct a forest for our 'preservation' purpose? Or do these American trees do not match our China 'quality' ? Or do they not plant dense shrubs & groundcovers directly under to give colour & body? We are simply not sure what comment would be received on these 'foreign' trees for their ' wrong-doing ', or would we prefer trees of this quality in our city?

ISA HK/China will enter China very soon & we will promote ISA Arboriculture there with these ' American trees '. We do have similar quality of such trees in ETF to offer to the Chinese if they ask. We are not sure how acceptable trees of this quality will be in China, or would our brothers & sisters have a different view on them with reasons of their own? However, facts have spoken that these ' ISA ' trees are required & planted in many western nations at present.

Trees are permanent structures in a city like lamp posts & utilities. They are usually planted there for years for public enjoyment. If not selected & planted right, they may simply turn into Time Bombs.

Then how should we go about to choose them?

best regards,

Sammy Au
Station Manager

"Trees are good for the community. Trees need care like human beings. Arborists are the Tree Care Professionals."