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  1. Chris Tingle, Christmas Tree Fairy

    Posted Dec 21st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Name three products you can't live without? Moisturiser (the branches are very prickly), blush and lip gloss. What exercise do you do? I fly around the living room at night when the Christmas tree lights are turned off. Must-have accessory? Silver-tipped wand How much do you spend on beauty products a month? Nothing- Santa gives me everything I need. What's your beauty ...

  2. Landmark trees deserve protection

    Posted Aug 26th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It is ironic that even as the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) has undertaken an urban greening project that includes planting thousands of new trees in Hong Kong, it is doing nothing to protect the precious few older ones that we have left. Especially vulnerable are the 300 or so century-old trees still around in our parks and urban areas. In the past eight ...

  3. Legislator seeks protection for special trees

    Posted Sep 10th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Old or important trees are not safeguarded by current laws, says Choy So-yuk A Hong Kong lawmaker is proposing a private member's bill to protect precious, old trees in the city. The bill, drafted by Choy So-yuk of the Democratic Alliance for Betterment of Hong Kong, seeks to fill legal loopholes that exclude culturally significant trees from legal protection. At present, ...

  4. It's the spirit, not the style of tree, that matters

    Posted Dec 06th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A well-known carol sung at this time of year extols the virtues of one of the best loved symbols of the festive season. 'Oh Christmas tree, Oh Christmas tree, how are thy leaves so ... flashing lights, that has recently been installed in Central adds an entirely new dimension to Christmas tree culture. It does not exactly evoke time-honoured images of snow-clad pine forests. ...

  5. 'Tree carnage' on Cheung Kong site

    Posted Jul 21st 2003, 12:00am by Anna Healy Fenton

    ... Neighbours have counted at least 50 being destroyed 'to let in light' at the Beacon Hill project in Kowloon Tong Dozens of important mature trees have been chopped down ... trees being cut down and others destroyed. On Saturday, after Cheung Kong received a warning letter from the District Lands Department following public complaints, their contractor was spotted ...

  6. Tree story

    Posted Aug 26th 2003, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... Those that were lost July 2003: Fifty mature trees were chopped down and others damaged on the luxury One Beacon Hill building site (below) owned by developer Cheung Kong (Holdings). The contractor was spotted planting saplings and two mature trees as replacements after Cheung Kong received a warning letter from the Lands Department following public complaints. Cheung Kong insisted ...

  7. Run of bad luck continues for fung shui tree smuggler

    Posted Dec 24th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Angel Lau Stealing fung shui trees did not bring good fortune to a mainland fisherman. A District Court judge yesterday ordered prosecutors to consider an additional charge of theft ... to have dragged the trees onto the vessel at Tai Long Sai Wan. The trees were regarded as lucky 'fung shui trees' and could have been sold for replanting had they been smuggled back ...

  8. PolyU finds that money does grow on trees

    Posted Jul 26th 2003, 12:00am by Michael Gibb

    ... University fund-raisers are branching out with a tree sponsorship campaign to help boost coffers. 'We've been looking into various ways to raise money and trees have a very ... Kong Polytechnic University. Eight trees on campus have been named after benefactors, a scheme that has raised $1 million since it started in late December 2001. In return for donations ranging ...

  9. Trees face the axe at historic colonial site

    Posted Dec 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Green groups call for studies before felling begins at the former marine police HQ Most of the trees surrounding the former marine police headquarters in Tsim Sha Tsui will be cut down under plans to turn the historic site into a hotel and piazza for tourists. Green groups yesterday called for more studies to be done before the trees were destroyed. Flying Snow ...

  10. Tree trimming at bird-flu kindergarten pleases parents

    Posted Dec 12th 2003, 12:00am by Elaine Wu, Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Elaine Wu and Mary Ann Benitez Managers of an estate in Lam Tin, where a boy is suspected to have contracted bird flu, yesterday took a chainsaw to a tree outside the boy's kindergarten over fears that birds which perch there may be linked to the infection. This came a day after Department of Health inspectors took samples of bird droppings from around the tree, outside ...




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