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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Plan for green-belt site misses wood for the trees: campaigners

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 03:10am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Forest could be fung shui wood in 20 years, says campaigner- but government is planning flats Plan for green-belt site misses wood for the trees A regenerating forest of 3,000 mature trees will be killed if the government insists on rezoning a green-belt site in Tai Po to build flats, a green group says. The Conservancy Association says the government ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Green group launches Christmas tree recycling effort

    Posted Dec 24th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Recycle your Christmas tree for free this year People who buy wooden Christmas trees will have a chance to recycle them for free this year. The Hong Kong Environmental Protection Association has booked two trucks to collect unwanted trees beginning two weeks after Christmas. Hongkongers can call the association, at 8201 0030, to book a space ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Reforestation plan for Hong Kong's highest peak Tai Mo Shan

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 03:16am by Ernest Kao

    ... More than 400 years ago, the upper slopes of Tai Mo Shan were covered in lush, green forest. Then humans arrived on Hong Kong's highest peak, cutting down indigenous and pioneer tree ... also help prevent soil erosion, landslides and provide habitats for animals. Since its planting programme began in 1998, the group has planted more than 50,000 trees, including 40 to 50 new ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    'Precious' silk tree in Sham Shui Po removed after risk of collapse

    Posted Jan 18th 2014, 03:58am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com 'Precious' tree removed after risk of collapse A deteriorating old silk tree in Sham Shui Po officially categorised as "precious" was removed yesterday on safety grounds. The Leisure and Cultural Services Department said the 19-metre-tall tree, which was on the register of old and valuable trees, had to be removed after efforts ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Trees 'mistreated' by U.R.A. are dying, says green group

    Posted Jan 17th 2014, 04:14am by Edward Tang

    ... Edward Tang edward.tang@scmp.com Conservationists claim five trees involved in redevelopment works in Kwun Tong have died or are dying after poor handling by authority Trees 'mistreated' by U.R.A. are dying, says green group Five trees affected by redevelopment works in Kwun Tong have died or are dying because of poor handling by the Urban Renewal Authority, according ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Warning that giant banyan tree was dangerous ignored

    Posted Dec 19th 2013, 05:12am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Officials were told supports for giant banyan were too weak but they failed to act, sources say Warning tree was dangerous ignored The collapse of a giant banyan tree in Hong Kong Park on Tuesday could perhaps have been avoided if the government had not ignored expert advice. The 18-metre heritage tree, which was next to a greenhouse, luckily did ...

  9. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    World's biggest and oldest trees dying at alarming rate, research finds

    Posted Dec 08th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Research finds an alarming increase in death rates of trees aged 100-300 years World's biggest and oldest trees are dying Scientists yesterday warned of an alarming increase in the death rates of the largest living organisms on the planet, the giant, old trees that harbour and sustain countless birds and other wildlife. Research by universities ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Cut corners led to expensive Magic Road palm tree fiasco

    Posted Sep 25th 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Contractor skipped quarantine that would have caught the bugs now killing the trees Cut corners led to palm tree fiasco The bugs attacking expensive palm trees on the avenue leading to Hong Kong Disneyland could have been caught if the trees had been subjected to the required stringent quarantine. But the procedure was bypassed by a government contractor, ...




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