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05dec2020

Webinar "Reforming Tree Pits - Subterranean Engineering Design Of Planting Spaces " was successfully held on 5th December 2020!

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Dr Tom Smiley’s presentation covered three research projects that compared different options for maximizing tree roots growth in limited soil areas. Results were presented graphically and visually. There were highly significant differences in tree development in the experiments that ranged from three years to 30 years.

Dr Tom Smiley’s presentation covered three research projects that compared different options for maximizing tree roots growth in limited soil areas. Results were presented graphically and visually. There were highly significant differences in tree development in the experiments that ranged from three years to 30 years.

Ms Kathy Ng’s presentation covered a brief evolution of the planning and designing for tree planting spaces in Hong Kong and shed lights on the future direction of sustainable urban forest management.

Ms Kathy Ng’s presentation covered a brief evolution of the planning and designing for tree planting spaces in Hong Kong and shed lights on the future direction of sustainable urban forest management.

Dr Genevieve Ow’s presentation shared the Singapore’s approaches to improving urban street trees planting.

Dr Genevieve Ow’s presentation shared the Singapore’s approaches to improving urban street trees planting.

“Reforming Tree Pits - Subterranean Engineering Design Of Planting Spaces” webinar taking place on 5 December 2020 was hosted by Bachelor of Science (Honours) Horticulture, Arboriculture and Landscape Management in collaboration with Greening, Landscape and Tree Management Section, Development Bureau and Hong Kong Institute of Horticultural Science.

 

Our speakers and their presentation titles are set out below:

 

Maximizing Tree Growth With Limited Soil Volume - Results Of Research In The United States

Dr Tom Smiley

Senior Arboricultural Researcher

Bartlett Tree Research Laboratory, NC, USA

Adjunct Professor of Forestry

Clemson University, SC, USA

Design For Tree Planting Space - An Evolutionary Process In Hong Kong

Ms Kathy Ng

Chief Landscape Architect

Highways Department

Hong Kong SAR Government

Exploration Of Subterranean Spaces For Urban Street Tree Planting

Dr Genevieve Ow

Deputy Director

Centre for Urban Greenery and Ecology

National Parks Board (NParks), Singapore

 

This webinar is fourth and the last of the seminar series on “Finding Our Way Out For Our Urban Forest – The Lessons Learned From The Aftermath After Super Typhoon” fully funded by Research Grants Council. The seminar series aims to enhance public awareness of policy, planning and management strategies on urban greening by bringing together insights and experiences from local and overseas experts.

 

This webinar has been very well received by more than 337 attendees. We have received very positive feedback including 89% of respondents consider the webinar is well designed; 89% respondents found that they gained new knowledge applicable to their work/future career from this webinar.

 

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For enquiries, please contact Dr. Caroline LAW (Principal Investigator of Seminar Series) at (852) 3890 8283 or carolinelaw@vtc.edu.hk