Handbook on Tree Management

The Greening, Landscape and Tree Management Section of Development Bureau has developed the “Handbook on Tree Management” (HTM) to provide private property owners the guidelines and standards of good practices on tree management. In collaboration with the Home Affairs Department, the HTM will form part of the Code of Practice on Building Management and Maintenance issued under of the Building Management Ordinance (BMO). It aims to give standards and practices of management and safety that are to be observed and followed by owners in relation to trees on the common parts of a building.

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Handbook on Tree Management (updated on 1.12.2020)
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Appendices and References (updated on 21.4.2021)
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Cover
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Contents
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List of Abbreviations
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Glossary of Terms
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Part 1 Duty of Care of Tree Owners
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Part 2 Key Steps in Tree Risk Management
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Part 3 General Tree Care
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Appendix 1 Requirements of Qualified Professionals for Arboricultural Works
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Appendix 2 Sample Brief for Procurement of Arboricultural Services
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Appendix 3 Sample Format of Tree Inventory
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Appendix 4 Guidelines for Tree Risk Assessment and Management Arrangement (9th Edition, updated on 20.4.2021)
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Appendix 5 Examples of Common Tree Defects
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Appendix 6 Guidelines on Arboriculture Occupational Safety and Health
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Appendix 7 Sample of Master List of Document and Record on Tree Works
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Appendix 8 Right Tree Right Place Quick Reference Guide
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Appendix 9 Proper Planting Practice - Select and Plant Good Specimens
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Appendix 10 Proper Planting Practice - Provide Adequate Growing Space for Future Growth of Canopy
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Appendix 11 Proper Planting Practice - Provide Sufficient Growing Space Between Trees and Adjacent Buildings / Structures
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Appendix 12 Proper Planting Practice - Keep Sufficient Space Clear of Vegetation at the Base of Trees
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Appendix 13 Proper Planting Practice – Do not Plant too Deep
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Appendix 14 Proper Planting Practice – Staking and Guying
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Appendix 15 Management Guidelines for Mature Trees
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Appendix 16 Management Guidelines for Stonewall Trees
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Appendix 17 Guidelines on Tree Pruning (New)
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Appendix 18 Do’s and Don’ts in Pruning (Factsheet)
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Appendix 19 Do’s and Don’ts in Pruning (Leaflet)
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Appendix 20 Manual on the Management of Brown Root Rot Disease
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Appendix 21 Note on Common Wood Decay Fungi on Urban Trees of Hong Kong
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Appendix 22 Guidelines on Tree Preservation during Development
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Appendix 23 Design for Tree Protection Zone
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Appendix 24 Guideline on Pavement Renovation Works and Tree Stability
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Appendix 25 Sample of Tree Maintenance Record
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References
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