IASHK Space Spring and Summer Programmes, May and July 2019

IASHK Space Spring and Summer Programmes, May and July 2019
IASHK Space Spring and Summer Programmes, May and July 2019 2019-04-29T11:40:07+08:00

Registration is currently open! Early registration for the May programmes ends on Friday, May 3.

Workshop 1: Tree Identification in Hong Kong (Cantonese) with Leon Lau 9/5/2019

Workshop 2: Tree Support Systems (Cantonese) with Leon Lau 10/5/2019

Workshop 3: Tree Selection/Installation, Tree Biology, & Natural Target Pruning
(Cantonese) with Leon Lau, Ivan Yau, & Don Picker 11/5/2019

Who should attend:

  • Anyone interested in technical topics normally challenging to understand by only reading a text book.
  • People preparing to take the Certified Arborist exam or CAs who need CEUs.
  • Managers & Professionals who want to review topics which are very practical for everyday work applications.
  • Anyone who wants to understand the practical methodology of pruning trees for structural integrity, physical health, and according to natural growth patterns.

Arboriculture Workshops in Cantonese
  劉文忠先生(LEON LAU)為樹木谷創辦人及總監,「志諾工程」經理.專業資格為ISA註冊樹藝師,PNW ISA 樹木風險評估員.正職為樹木評估員,兼職為導遊及樹木課程導師.為大眾及政府部門提供培訓課程。

Leon Lau
As one of the earliest arborists in Hong Kong, Leon Lau is an expert in many areas including assessment and in tree Identification. He has established the Hong Kong Tree Society with website for tree ID and regularly offers many courses to the public as well as government managers etc. Leon’s website is located at the link here: www.hktree.com.

Ivan Yau,
holds a BSc (Honours) in Applied Biology at City University of Hong Kong (First Class Honours); He is actively involved in environmental related activities, with experience across multiple disciplines such as arboriculture, agriculture and ecological conservation. He has served as a CityU Graduate Teaching Assistant with valuable experience in teaching and providing student services. He also holds sharing sections to a wide range of target groups such as government civil servants, students and the general public. Yau frequently organizes and conducts educational learning programmes, guided tours with assorted environmental themes, and hosts outdoor experiential learning activities. He also acts as learning facilitator for exchange and offshore study tours for a number educational institutions.
Ivan 以一級榮譽畢業於香港城市大學應用生物學,多年來持續參與環境工作,當中包括樹藝、農業、生態、保育等範疇。Ivan有從事教學及學生服務經驗,參與演講及培訓課程,受眾包括政府人員,學生及普羅大眾。另外,亦會舉辦生態及文化導賞活動,設計與帶領戶外體驗教育活動。近年還會以學習促進者身份帶領遊學團提升學習體驗。

Don Picker
Don Lee Picker (known as 畢加霖, Bat Ga Lam)
Don is the Managing Director of Asia Tree Preservation, Ltd.(美亞樹藝服務有限公司) established in Hong Kong since 2006. In addition co-founding ATP , Don is co-founded the Institute of Arboriculture Studies Hong Kong 樹藝學術研究中心 (香港) IASHK with his son Jon Picker where he has served as Chairperson and Director since 2008. Don is an ISA Certified Arborist/Utility Specialist, Climber Specialist, and TRAQ Instructor (previous PNW -ISA Certified Tree Risk Assessor #888) with over 30 years in the arboriculture industry.  In 2012 Don was selected as a True Professional in Arboriculture primarily for his work in bringing educational opportunities to many in Asia. Through his role as chair of the IASHK in 2016 he was chosen to serve the Hong Kong Arboriculture & Horticulture Industry Training Advisory Committee; Qualifications Framework Specified Competency Standards, as a special advisor.  Picker also served as the Chair of the ISA International Safety Committee 2007-2011.  Picker (畢加霖), was the coordinator of the Tree Climbers’ Guide; Chinese First Edition (樹木攀爬者指南:中文第一版) which is now used to prepare Tree Worker-Climbers. More at: http://imageevent.com/pickers_china/asiatreepreservationhistory

講師: 劉文忠先生   丘浩昇 以一級榮譽畢業於香港城市大學應用生物學

Workshop 1 : Tree ID in Hong Kong CANTONESE (6 hrs, 6 CEUs)
(including tree samples for identification)
Mr. Leon Lau of Honk Kong Tree Society
Location: IASHK Space in Fotan
Dates: Thursday, 9 May 2019
Time: 9:30-4:30
LUNCH: (Choose from 3 types of lunches; pre-ordered and provided from Zeugma Mediterranean Restaurant; delivered and served @ 12:30)
Registration Cost: HK$690 Full Price, HK$650 Early Registration until 26 April

Workshop 2 : How and When to Use Tree Support Systems CANTONESE (6 hrs, 6 CEUs)
Mr. Leon Lau of Hong Kong Tree Society, assisted by Don Picker
Location: IASHK Space in Fotan
Dates:  Friday, 10 May 2019
Time: Lectures/Workshop-9:00-12:30;  then meet at Kowloon Park-2:00-4:30
Registration Cost: HK$650 Full Price, HK$600 Early Registration until 26 April

Workshop 3: Tree Selection/Installation, Tree Biology, & Natural Target Pruning Techniques (CANTONESE) (6.5 hours, 6.5 CEUs)
Location: IASHK Space in Fotan
Dates: Saturday, 11 May 2019
Time: 9:00-4:30
Registration Cost: HK$770 Full Price, HK$700 Early Registration until 26 April

Special Offer (additional discount for all 3 days)
Workshop 1, Workshop 2, and Workshop 3 (3 Days, 18.5 CEUs)
Mr. Leon Lau with Ivan Yau & Don Picker
Location: IASHK Space in Fotan
Dates: Thurs-Sat, 9-11 May 2019
Registration Cost: Individual Workshops; Regular Rate HK$2,110 Full Price
(HK$1,950, ATTEND ALL WORKSHOPS FULL DISCOUNT HK$1850; register by 26 April)
(Best Savings; only HK$100.00 per hour is a great value for arboriculture training)

IASHK Space Programmes
July, 2019

IASHK Space Summer CEU Programme
Early Registration Discount Until Friday, 31 May

Programme 1:Tree Risk Exposure (Identifying System-Level Risk Exposure) 
Instructor: Mr. Mark Duntemann; Duntemann Urban Forestry
Location:IASHK Space in Fotan
Dates: Wednesday,10 July 2019
Time: 9:00-5:00
Registration Cost: HK$1100 FULL RATE; Early Registration until 31 May 2019- HK$990

Programme 2: Board Certified Master Arborist (BCMA) Exam Preparation
Location:IASHK Space in Fotan
Dates:Two-Day Study/Review Thursday & Friday,11-12 July 2019
Time: 9:30-4:30 each day
Registration Cost: HK$2990 FULL RATE; Early Registration until 31 May 2019- HK$2700
*This training does not include the exam or the exam registration. All registrations are managed by the ISA.

Summer Programme Details
Programme 1:
Tree Risk Exposure (Management Actions) with Mark Duntemann

A critical element of the ISO’s risk management process is identifying an organization’s (private or public) risk exposure.  Identifying risk exposure from the trees being managed allows an organization to develop policies that appropriately address the risks identified.  The initial sessions in this module detail a process to identify the range of risk exposures and priorities associated with publicly managed trees.  The final sessions of the day will provide guidance on determining risk thresholds and whether ALARP (As Low As Reasonably Practical) has been achieved.

View the entire day’s programme here: (PDF) Identifying System-Level Risk Exposure

Programme 2:


Two-Day Preparation Programme
with Mark Duntemann, Consulting Arborist of Duntemann Urban Forestry , BCMA Location: IASHK Space in Fotan
This two-day workshop must have a minimum registration of 10 people registered by 31 May.
(low cost lunches are conveniently available near IASHK Space)
Examination Eligibility Requirement
To sit for the BCMA exam, you must be an ISA Certified Arborist® in good standing and have obtained a total of (8) eight points from any or all of the four categories that include measurable experience, formal education, related credentials, or professional experience.

Category A—ISA Certification Program:
    ISA Certified Arborist® 1
    1 point for each year certified
    ISA Certified Arborist Municipal Specialist® 1
    ISA Certified Arborist Utility Specialist® 1
    ISA Certified Tree Worker Climber Specialist® 1
    ISA Certified Tree Worker Aerial Lift Specialist® 1
    ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualified 1
    *ISA Continuing Education 1

Category B—Formal Education: Based on highest level of degree obtained in arboriculture or related field.
    Two-year associate’s degree or equivalent ………………………….1 point
    Four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent …………………….2 points
    Master’s or equivalent terminal degree ………………………………..3 points
    Ph.D. or equivalent graduate degree …………………………………..4 points

Category C—Verifiable Related Credentials:
    ASCA Registered Consulting Arborist………………………………….3 points
    SAF Certified Forester……………………………………………………….1 point
    State license or certification in arboriculture or urban forestry….1 point
    European Certified Tree Worker …………………………………………1 point
    TCIA Professional Tree Care Specialist program completion…..1 point

Category D—Professional Work Experience:
Years of experience in arboriculture …………………………………..1 point every six years
Proof of the above must be in writing, such as a copy of a certificate and original transcripts or letter from a certifying agency. These must be submitted with your application for approval. By submitting your application, you authorize ISA certification staff to contact the practical experience reference named on your application to substantiate your eligibility.

The Institute of Arboriculture Studies Hong Kong
樹藝學術研究中心 (香港)
in cooperation with the
Institute of Voctional Education (IVE) Shatin

the 12th annual

International Arboriculture Summit – Hong Kong
“New Technologies for Urban Tree Management”

13-15 November 2019

This year, we will have 12 International Educators bringing the latest in Arboriculture
Innovation & Technological Developments