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  1. Pruned trees likely to die, says expert

    Posted Aug 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok About half of 40 heavily pruned trees on a Tai Po estate would die, a tree expert said yesterday. The crowns of the trees at Chung Nga Court were savagely pruned about two days after Typhoon Molave hit the city on July 19, Tai Po District councillor Kwan Wing-yip said. Mr Kwan, who lives in a village overlooking the estate, said he did not know why the trees were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/688702/pruned-trees-likely-die-says-expert
  2. Ailing tree 'in no immediate danger'

    Posted Apr 17th 2009, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... had warned that the tree could pose a danger to the public. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/677048/ailing-tree-no-immediate-danger
  3. Inspection reports missing on diseased tree that crushed student, inquest told

    Posted Mar 24th 2009, 12:00am by Danny Mok, Peter So

    ... Peter So and Danny Mok Some of the inspection reports on an old diseased tree that caused the death of a 19-year-old woman in Stanley last year are missing, a Coroner's Court inquest has heard. The fatal incident occurred when part of the 23-metre coral tree in Stanley Main Street fell on August 27, crushing university student Kitty Chong Chung-yin. The case sparked ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/674356/inspection-reports-missing-diseased-tree-crushed-student-inquest-told
  4. Workman hurt in fall from tree

    Posted Oct 20th 2008, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok A workman was in a serious condition in hospital last night after falling from a tree in Happy Valley. He fell while trimming the tree at the three-storey house of former lawmaker Ho Sai-chu. The 19-year-old man hurt his face, back and limbs in the 20-metre fall at the mansion in Blue Pool Road at 2.10pm. He was taken conscious to Ruttonjee Hospital. Mr Ho, a member ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/656999
  5. Typhoon-damaged tree chopped down

    Posted Oct 07th 2008, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok A paperbark tree in Sheung Shui, listed on the register of old and valuable trees, was cut down yesterday because it had become unstable after being damaged by Typhoon Hagupit last month, the Leisure and Cultural Services Department said. Propping up the tree, in the Kwu Tung section of Castle Peak Road and Fanling Highway, was not an option, it said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/655345/typhoon-damaged-tree-chopped-down
  6. Falling branch hurts cabbie, passengers

    Posted May 28th 2009, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... accidents involving falling tree parts since Monday. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/681716/falling-branch-hurts-cabbie-passengers
  7. Seven rescued as fourth typhoon blows in

    Posted Sep 24th 2008, 12:00am by Danny Mok, Martin Wong

    ... flooding is expected overnight in low-lying areas, including Sheung Wan,' the Observatory said. It expected the No 8 signal to stay up until about 6am. Scores of reports of fallen trees and scaffolding were received. A 15 metre by 50 metre length of scaffolding came down on Tai Tam Road; a smaller section came loose in Causeway Bay, shutting part of Percival Street. A fallen tree blocked ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/653791/seven-rescued-fourth-typhoon-blows
  8. Ocean Park slashes admission prices

    Posted Oct 31st 2008, 12:00am by Danny Mok, Paggie Leung

    ... that arrivals in November and December would at least be at the levels from last year. Meanwhile, the Tourism Board has found a sponsor for this year's Christmas tree that will be put up in Statue ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/658428/ocean-park-slashes-admission-prices
  9. Typhoon winds fan biggest hill fire in decade

    Posted Nov 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Alex Lo, Danny Mok, Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong, Danny Mok and Alex Lo Blaze destroys 65,000 trees in country park and edges closer to Tuen Mun Fanned by winds from Typhoon Cimaron, a hill fire said to be the biggest in a decade continued to burn through Tai Lam Country Park and edge close to Tuen Mun town last night. The blaze has already destroyed 65,000 trees and incinerated 400 hectares of Hong Kong's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/570126

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