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  1. Lady Luck smiles on Tsui as Bauhinia and Turf Winner come good

    Posted Jun 08th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken A little bit of luck goes a long way and Me Tsui Yu-sak reckoned Golden Bauhinia caught a rainbowful in the opening event yesterday as the first leg of the trainer's double. And Tsui wasn't just talking about the remarkable performan ...

  2. Camille and Ian are champions by design

    Posted Mar 30th 2009, 12:00am by Robby Nimmo

    ... with Robby Nimmo Camille Le Brecy and Ian Chan can count on a career in design if their love for rugby wanes. Camille, 10, and Ian, 7, won the UBS prizes for designing the best jerseys. 'I was born in France and came here when I was two. I don't ...

  3. News - Asia - SPACE

    Japanese cherry pip sent into space grows into super-tree back on earth

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 11:04pm by Julian Ryall

    ... far earlier than its earth-bound relatives. According to botanists, cherry trees generally take about a decade from the time they sprout before buds first appear. The cherry pip that was sent to the International Space Station five years ago has achieved that just four years after sprouting. "It is difficult for us to judge why this has happened, but one reason the tree has grown so fast may ...

  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Tokyo's plum blossom haven to axe all its trees

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 11:48pm by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Tokyo Tokyo's plum blossom haven to axe all its trees A Tokyo park once named Japan's best for viewing plum blossoms is cutting down all its trees after losing ... The park's remaining 1,266 trees will be felled after the clearing of about 2,600 others failed to contain a 2009 outbreak of the disease. "It is with great sadness that, in order to stop ...

  5. Sport - Racing

    Tree of strife: improve our Valley view

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 07:44pm by Michael Cox

    ... steps up and offers some mid-season suggestions for the Jockey Club. The two areas under the spotlight: broadcasting, but more specifically trees and their removal, and our other critical area ... technologically. At the risk of offending environmentalists, there’s a whopping great tree smack in the way of viewers at a critical moment of races at Happy Valley, right at the 600-metre mark. It’s about ...

  6. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Making scents: saviours of the incense tree

    Posted Mar 08th 2014, 11:30pm by Jo Baker

    ... the incense tree is worth more than money Making scents Ho Pui-han makes her way along the fringes of a country path, through a patch of trampled undergrowth and then points to a deep gash at the base of a tree. "You can see where they've cut the wood as a test," says the conservationist. "They'll be back in a month to check and, if it's the right tree, they'll ...

  7. Sport - Golf - GOLF

    Eisenhower Tree succumbs to ravages of storm at Augusta National

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 09:31pm by Associate Press

    ... Associated Press Wrath of Mother Nature succeeds where US president failed in removing Masters landmark Eisenhower Tree succumbs to ravages of storm The Eisenhower Tree, so much a part ... Tree is difficult news to accept," club chairman Billy Payne said. "We obtained opinions from the best arborists available and, unfortunately, were advised that no recovery ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Bugs attack HK$10m palm trees near Disneyland in latest tree disaster

    Posted Sep 24th 2013, 12:00am by Candy Chan, Olga Wong

    ... Candy Chan and Olga Wong Trees near Disneyland bought for HK$10m by government are attacked by bugs in new blot on city's poor greenery management record Scandal of the dying palms on Magic Road Palm trees costing millions of dollars that line Magic Road to Hong Kong Disneyland are dying after being attacked by at least one kind of invasive foreign pest. It is the latest ...

  9. Lifestyle - Books - ENVIRONMENT

    Book review: Trees in Paradise, by Jared Farmer

    Posted Jan 26th 2014, 03:44pm by NYT

    ... Carolyn Kellogg Trees in Paradise: A California History by Jared Farmer W.W. Norton 4 stars Carolyn Kellogg This is one of the million tree-related facts crammed into Jared Farmer's new history, Trees in Paradise, which connects the stories of four trees- redwood, eucalyptus, orange and palm- to California's culture. As tree-lovers know, there are actually two kinds ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Green activists see red over felling of iconic wall tree in Wan Chai

    Posted Jan 24th 2014, 04:19am by Olga Wong, CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Olga Wong and Cheung Chi-fai Giant wall tree in Wan Chai chopped to make way for Hopewell hotel Felling of iconic tree angers activists Green activists are mourning the loss of a giant wall banyan tree in Wan Chai that has been chopped down to make way for a hotel development by the Hopewell group. The tree, which was estimated to be about 80 years old, was a well-known ...




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