Green rule for Lunar New Year park outings
IF YOU are visting the country parks in the next few days you are reminded not to cut trees or plants in the countryside for decorations during the Lunar New Year period.
The country parks protection officer of the Agriculture and Fisheries Department, Mr Edmond Lam Yui-fong, said cutting trees or plants in the countryside was an offence under the Forests and Countryside Ordinance.
'Although the public is now more aware of the importance of conserving the countryside, there are reports of people picking flowers or cutting plants,'Mr Lam said.
Wild flowers and trees were best appreciated in their natural habitat, he said.
Mr Lam also appealed to the public to report to the nearest country park management centre if they spotted such illegal activities.