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  1. Tree fell after delay

    Posted Sep 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang A 10-metre tree in Wong Tai Sin that fell with branches hitting a taxi driver on Saturday afternoon was to have been removed days ago but work was delayed by wet weather. Removal work had begun last week, after a late August inspection revealing that a batch of surrounding trees was in poor health, said Architectural Services Department senior landscape architect ...

  2. Healthy banyan tree now at risk after careless pruning

    Posted Aug 30th 2010, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam A week ago, this young tree was a healthy Chinese banyan, bringing a touch of green to the concrete jungle of Central. Today, it is an example of careless pruning, with the Lands Department forced to issue a warning to the contractor that hacked off its branches, and demand immediate remedial work. However, the damage caused may be irreparable, according to tree expert ...

  3. Canossa Hospital fined for hatchet job on banyan tree

    Posted Aug 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Canossa Hospital in Mid-Levels has been ordered by the Lands Department to pay a HK$200,000 fine for unauthorised pruning of a tree obstructing construction of a new ... banyan tree next to the construction site. The department said its newly formed tree unit concluded that the pruning breached tree trimming guidelines issued by the Development Bureau, ...

  4. Developer to be warned over effect of renovation on trees' condition

    Posted May 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai The Leisure and Cultural Services Department will issue a warning to a developer over the renovation of a commercial building that may have damaged trees planted ... to inform it about the potential impact on the trees. The work started in late February and is scheduled for completion around the end of next month. The Conservancy Association recently discovered ...

  5. Eco-boutique branches out with designs

    Posted Oct 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Designs from TREE, the eco-chic furniture store on the 28th floor of Horizon Plaza, have evolved in recent years with collections maintaining the simple, sleek lines that made ... designs,' says Nicole Wakley, founder and head designer of the brand. Five years ago, Wakley set up TREE to share her style and vision of beautiful, sustainable and comfortable home living. ...

  6. Huge rubber tree removed over fears for public safety

    Posted Jan 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai A giant Indian rubber tree at Jardine's Lookout in Mid-Levels has been cut down after government officials said its 'critical structural weaknesses' might threaten the safety of local residents. A resident said branches falling from the tree had hit a Rolls-Royce on two occasions and that rats and snakes were attracted to the tree. The Lands ...

  7. What changed and why

    Posted May 18th 2010, 12:00am by John Brennan

    ... ending- the revelation that the boy's best friend is a tree- so there is now more space to clarify the message of the story, and hint at what the boy may go on to do- campaign to protect trees and the environment. Since readers and audiences are often ahead of writers and filmmakers, I thought a lot of people wouldn't have been too surprised anyway. I've made ...

  8. Death adds to concerns about tree precautions

    Posted Jun 16th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The tragic death last night of a cyclist struck by a falling tree raises fresh concerns over whether steps to prevent such accidents have been sufficient. When a tree in a public area ... in light of Monday's incident on a Sha Tin cycle track that led to the man's death. Our trees are worth saving for environmental reasons, but not at cost to life and limb. That calls ...

  9. 'Eco-chic' takes root in the city

    Posted May 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... When ex-lawyer Nicole Wakley founded Tree in 2005, she says it was the first of its kind in Hong Kong: an 'eco-chic' boutique dedicated entirely to offering shoppers both quality design and craftsmanship, and a firm environmental and social ethic. All the wood used in Tree products is recycled or reclaimed, and each piece of teak furniture is certified by the Forest ...

  10. Arboreal landmarks

    Posted Jun 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... February 2005 A 65-year-old man is injured when hit by a branch falling off Lam Tsuen's famous Wishing Tree March 2008 A mainland tourist is injured when a six-metre branch of a tree near Wong Tai Sin Temple falls August A coral tree listed on the registry of old and valuable trees falls and kills 19-year-old university student Kitty Chong Chung-yin in Stanley March 2009 ...




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