Membership of Expert Panel on Tree Management expanded

The Development Bureau announced today (September 10) the appointment of six new members to the Expert Panel on Tree Management by the Secretary for Development in order to draw expertise from different disciplines related to tree management to the panel. The appointments are for a two-year term with effect from today.

As recommended in the Task Force Report on Tree Management, the Tree Management Office in March 2011 set up the Expert Panel on Tree Management, which comprises local and overseas experts to provide expertise in both policy and operational aspects on tree management, with the objective of promoting the well-being of trees in Hong Kong, especially those with special value or interest.

The six new members are as follows:
Local experts
Dr Gu Jidong
Mr John Ho Kin-chuen
Dr Eric Lee Yin-tse
Mr Ken So Kwok-yin

Overseas experts
Mr Kelvin Eckert
Dr Goh Teik-khiang

The current non-official members of the Expert Panel are Professor Jim Chi-yung, Dr Wong Fook-yee, Dr Peter Yau, Mr Simon Yu Lap-on and Professor Zhuang Xueying.

Please visit the webpage of the Expert Panel on Tree Management
( for more details.

Ends/Monday, September 10, 2012
Issued at HKT 12:09