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  1. Classic art form has roots in China

    Posted Apr 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... by visiting imperial diplomats and Buddhist students. In penjing, the artist seeks to create a miniature landscape in a pot, whereas in Japanese bonsai, the aim is just to grow a single tree. Creating a bonsai starts by taking a cutting or seedling and, by using cultivation techniques like pruning, root reduction, potting and grafting, producing small trees that mimic the shape and style ...

  2. Village 'frightened' by tree-felling

    Posted Nov 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com A dispute over land ownership turned nasty yesterday when a group of unidentified men cut down a dozen mature fruit trees on a private site in a tiny ... the trees. They told villagers they would return today to cut down more trees. 'Having the trees cut is as painful as cutting my flesh,' said a villager who said she had planted the trees ...

  3. Tree is crowning glory

    Posted Dec 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... If your Christmas tree is nothing more than a few twigs with a stray ornament hanging off it, follow these tips to get the one you've always wanted, so that it will look like ... such as angels, nutcrackers or snowflakes, or even a simple decorative element such as bows or baubles. The first step in decorating a Christmas tree should be to hang the lights. Don't skimp ...

  4. Trees at racecourse decapitated despite ban

    Posted Dec 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com More than 100 trees in the public recreation ground at Happy Valley racecourse have been stripped of their crowns by government workers, despite a ban on such brutal pruning by the government's Tree Management Office. The trees along the jogging path stand without a single leaf. About 60 of them were frangipani, chopped to less than two metres ...

  5. Tree branches may have distracted crash driver

    Posted Dec 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Overhanging tree branches that struck a tour bus may have led it to crash, killing two Hong Kong tourists, in Jilin province, tour members said yesterday. A man, ... a head injury, said in Jilin that the coach was not going fast, but the driver might have been distracted by tree branches striking the top of the coach just before the accident. 'The driver ...

  6. Wall tree protection sets benchmark

    Posted Nov 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Measures to safeguard three rare 'wall trees' in Kennedy Town affected by a railway project should become a benchmark for similar structures across the city, a specialist said. MTR Corp contractors are monitoring the stone walls in Forbes Street and the old trees growing on them, as construction of the West Island Line is under way nearby. ...

  7. Ancient trees tell different climate story

    Posted Dec 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Liu spoke to Stephen Chen Professor Liu Yu says tree rings are key to understanding and predicting climate change. For more than a decade, the deputy director of Chinese Academy ... may have stopped. Where did you find trees more than 2,000 years old in a country with a long history of systematic logging? I need luck to find a tree more than 100 years old in the lowlands. ...

  8. Banyan Tree Macau chef's recipe for success

    Posted Dec 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Wong Yat-hei As the executive chief of Banyan Tree Macau, Matias Martinez (right) oversees the food and beverage operations. Cooking has been a passion since he was young. He started as a commis chef, then moved up to become a demi chef, a chef de partie, a chef de cuisine, before being named executive chef 10 years on. 'To succeed, you must be passionate, honest and very ...

  9. Mango Tree serves up Thai culture for city opening

    Posted Dec 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Vivian Chen After successful outlets in Tokyo, London, and Dubai, Thai restaurant Mango Tree opened its first store in Hong Kong last Wednesday with a ceremony that saw Thai dancing ... company, it's a chore to find the balance. 'I love Thai food so much, especially the food here at Mango Tree,' she said. 'But I have to keep slim because I have to stay slim ...

  10. Tiffany lights up tree to bring Christmas sparkle to Statue Square

    Posted Nov 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... shoppers and office workers got yet another reminder of that when the annual Christmas tree went up on Statue Square. This year, it's jeweller Tiffany & Co using the spot to raise a tree ... * As well as an 18-metre-tall tree, there are large gift boxes, a Tiffany-blue merry-go-round, a photo booth and candy floss for sale. Proceeds from ticket sales will go to the charity Make-A-Wish ...




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