ISAHK Resistograph Workshop

Speaker: Peter Blank

Peter was borne and grown up in Germany. He studied engineering and architecture in Germany.He moved to Australia in 1979 and become involved in the tree and wood industry.Peter has worked extensively in wood research and is the author of Decay in Trees & Timer Structure.He has been working in IML and delivering training for Australia, South East Asia and the South Pacific for some 15 years. In this workshop, Peter will share his experience with us the every details in using Resistograph.

Date and Time : 28 May 2015 (Thu) 9am -5pm, 29 May 2015 (Friday)9am  1pm

Venue: Baptist Assembly, Ping Chee 

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Size: 25 people
 
Price: 
HKD3000 for non-member including lunch on 28&29 May 2015
HKD 2950 for ISAHK Ordinary Member including lunch on 28&29 May 2015
HKD 2800 for ISAHK Professional Member including lunch on 28&29 May 2015
Pay at the reception counter
 
CEU:  10 units
 
Language: English
 
Topic:
 
-        Shaft friction of resistograph/ feed rate
-        Interpretation of resistograph result, eg. Sharp drop in resistance means good CODIT, gentle drop in resistance means the decay is active, meaning of strong fluctuations in resistograph chart
-        Candidate bring their resistograph chart for discussion
-        Function of Reference drill
-        Working mechanism of resistograph
-        Maintenance of resistograph (PD/F series)
-        Measures to protect the resistograph machine
-        Working mechanism of resistograph
-        Common misunderstanding of resistograph chart
-        Demonstration of correct use of resistograph
-        photos showing the cross wood section and the result of resistograph chart on the same wood for understanding.
-        Resistograph Safety Checklist
 
Pre-requites: This is an in-depth workshop. Preferred candidate with experience in handling and interpreting resistograph.
Candidates are encouraged to bring their resistograph charts for discussion in the workshop.
 
 
An email confirmation will be issued if the application is successful. Successful candidates have to bank in the correct amount of fee into Bank of East Asia account No. 015-159-68-003224 (Current Account) and email the bank slip to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  within 7 days to secure the seat.
 
Refund policy:  A full refund if the class is closed due to insufficient participants. No refund would be given if the applicant
could not attend the class due to personal reasons.

 

ISAHK Resistograph Seminar

Speaker: Peter Blank
 
Peter was borne and grown up in Germany. He studied engineering and architecture in Germany. He moved to Australia in 1979 and become involved in the tree and wood industry.Peter has worked extensively in wood research and is the author of Decay in Trees & Timer StructureHe has been working in IML and delivering training for Australia, South East Asia and the South Pacific for some 15 years 
 
Date: 30 May 2015 (SAT)
  
 
ISA Board Certified Master Arborist Exam
Temporarily Suspended 
 
The International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) is temporarily suspending the administration of the current Board Certified Master Arborist (BCMA) exam as of June 1, 2015.  Please refer to the details as per the ISA Headquarter's official announcement below: 

  

TRAQ Course and Exam

(4 – 6 June 2015 Class A) & (8 – 10 June 2015 Class B)

The ISA Hong Kong Chapter have scheduled the TRAQ Tree Risk Assessment Qualification Course and Exam in Hong Kong in 4-6 June 2015 (Class A) and 8-10 June 2015 (Class B)
 
Class A
Trainer: Kevin Eckert
Date: 4 June (whole day), 5 June (whole day), 6 June (am) 2015
Time: 9am - 6pm
Venue: Room 1107, Scout Center, Scout Lane, Austin Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Max. Class size: 20 ppl
(Priority is given the existing TRAQ/TRACE holders whose qualification is expiring soon)
 
Class B (open only when Class A is full)
Trainer: Kevin Eckert
Date: 8 June (whole day), 9 June (whole day), 10 June (am) 2015
Time: 9am - 6pm
Venue: Room 1107, Scout Center, Scout Lane, Austin Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Max. Class size: 20 ppl
(Priority is given the existing TRAQ/TRACE holders whose qualification is expiring soon)

Cost: HK$5,000 for current ISA HQ Members, HK$6,000 for Non-members (includes the course study guide and workbook which will be delivered a few weeks prior to the exam date).

Registration Deadline: 4 May, 2015, 6:00 pm.

Please register through the ISA Hong Kong Chapter by depositing the application fee to Bank of East Asia account No. 015-159-68-003224 (current account) and email the bank slip with the completed application form to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with a subject of “Application for TRAQ June, 2015

Registration Form: Download here

Refund policy: A full refund if the class is closed due to insufficient participants. No refund would be given if the applicant could not attend the class due to personal reasons.

Course Content

The course content includes Levels of Assessment, Target Assessment, Site Assessment, Tree Biology and Mechanics, Tree Inspection and Assessment, Data Analysis and Risk Categorization, Mitigation, and Reporting.

Qualification Period

The TRAQ qualification is valid for five (5) years from the date it is earned. A credential holder is required to take the course and pass the exam every five years in order to renew the credential. No CEUs are needed to maintain this qualification. ISA credential holders will be offered 14.5 CEUs for attending the course.

TRACE credential transfer into the new ISA program

If you held the TRACE credential, you have been transferred into the ISA TRAQ program and your current expiration date has been carried over. Transferees have been provided with program information and a TRAQ certificate.

 More information can be viewed at the ISA Headquarters website for TRAQ, including the following:

* Understanding the differences between a certification and a qualification

* Tree Risk Assessment Candidate Handbook

For enquiry, please contact us at 5228 5526 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

  

   

Seminar - Management and Tree Risk Assessment

for Trees within Private Lands

(20 April 2015)

Poster

Enrollment form

   

Additional Documentation Required for ISA Certification

 

During Spring 2015, the ISA Certification Department will release revised applications for exam candidates. The revisions stem from ISA’s continued work with the ISO/ANSI 17024 standard for personnel certification bodies on maintaining accreditation for the ISA Certified Arborist® program. In the past, the standard allowed self-attestation when determining applicants’ exam eligibility. In 2014, ISO and ANSI revisited this procedure and determined that accredited bodies will now need to require objective evidence of applicants’ eligibility prior to accepting their certification exam applications.

Please read the full article in this link:

http://www.isa-arbor.com/newsletters/newsletter.aspx?ArticleID=685&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ISAToday%2FMarch2013

Introduction:

 

ISA Hong Kong Chapter - Qualified Chainsaw and Pruning

(Ground) Technician (QCPT)

Next assessment for enrollment

 

 

April  Assessment

May  Assessment

Assessment Dates

12 April 2015

3 May 2015

Application Deadline

2 April 2015

19 April 2015

 

 

 

 

ISA Hong Kong Chapter (ISAHK) developed a Qualified Chainsaw and Pruning (Ground) Technician (QCPT) Program requirements, policy, processes, procedures and assessments in conformance with the Government qualification requirements, and the assessment process of which pitched at the requirements listed in the HKQF’s Level 2.  The Tree Management Office (TMO) of Development Bureau has formally confirmed on 30 March 2015 that workers who have successfully passed the ISA Hong Kong Chapter’s QCPT assessment would be able to comply with the new requirement in pruning works as detailed in their letter dated 17 December 2014.

QCPT is qualification based on skill-oriented assessment in term of vocational and professional needs. Details of QCPT including the assessment scheme can be found in the following documents:

1. Programme Descriptions

2. Definitions & Guidelines

3. Assessment Form (for reference only)

 

Interested persons please download the Application Form below.

Application Form

 

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