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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Law needed to ensure tree safety

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 02:44am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Law needed to ensure tree safety Shock and grief followed the latest tree accident- the fourth fatality in six years- in which a heavily pregnant woman died on Thursday. A 10-metre-tall Indian rubber tree on a private slope of a Mid-Levels residential block collapsed and crushed the 37-year-old, who was on her way to a pre-natal examination. Her 38-week foetus was saved ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1574514/law-needed-ensure-tree-safety
  2. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Trees just the start for axe swinging needed at West Kowloon arts hub

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 12:21am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... at art hub after chopping trees The urban forest rivalling New York's Central Park that was to have graced the West Kowloon Cultural District is reduced to a series of lawns under ... China Morning Post July 23 It's time for a proper use of the axe on this bloated wastrel project. Let's not just cut the trees. Let's cut the whole thing. We need to start from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1557771/trees-just-start-axe-swinging-needed-west-kowloon-arts-hub
  3. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, September 10, 2014

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:24am by LETTERS

    ... that they are important habitats for different species of animals and plants and trees. These sensitive eco-systems must be conserved. If the right kind of redevelopment projects are chosen and the right balance ... will connect the two cities. Using the airport would mean there would be greater usage of the bridge. James Wang, Ma On Shan   Ensure tree checks on private land The accident in which a woman died ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1588922/letters-editor-september-10-2014
  4. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, September 6, 2014

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 05:12am by LETTERS

    ...   Subsidise tree checks on private land The death last month of a pregnant woman, when a tree fell on her in Mid-Levels, raised once again the issue of tree safety in Hong Kong. There are so many trees in the city and this is something to be welcomed, as it makes for a greener environment. But some of them were planted decades ago and may be diseased and therefore pose a threat ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1586270/letters-editor-september-6-2014
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1453318/tree-strife-improve-our-valley-view
  6. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, August 27, 2014

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 03:14am by LETTERS

    ... eco-friendly attitude and move us closer to a green society, through education and adverts. Wong Po-kuen, Ma On Shan   Have single department to look after trees I refer to the letter by Xu Manfei (" Simplify responsibility for tree safety ", August 22). I believe that the government has to deploy more resources in order to protect Hong Kong's natural environment. I also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1580943/letters-editor-august-27-2014
  7. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, August 21, 2014

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 05:05am by LETTERS

    ... of the need to preserve the heritage of Cantonese in terms of literature and culture through education. Ben Tsang, Yuen Long   Regular tree inspections are important The government, through its tree risk assessment, should be checking all trees in Hong Kong and ensuring that they will not pose a risk to passing pedestrians. Trees don't suddenly fall without a reason and last ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1577920/letters-editor-august-21-2014
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    West Kowloon park needs a life of its own to attract people

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 12:49pm by CARINE LAI

    ... Carine Lai Carine Lai says we can still create a world-class park at West Kowloon even without trees, but it needs more than bare lawns and empty venues Park life It was probably ... on the waterfront. But, to borrow a phrase, they can't see the wood for the trees. While they are correct to point out that trees alone do not make a good park, neither does having a cultural theme. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1578371/west-kowloon-park-needs-life-its-own-attract-people
  9. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, August 22, 2014

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:30am by LETTERS

    ... to be realistic. Like the transport minister, green groups clearly have a lot of work cut out for them. Giorgio Biancorosso, Happy Valley   Simplify responsibility for tree safety Two days after the death of a pregnant woman in Mid-Levels, after a tree fell on her while she was waiting for a minibus, another tree crashed to the ground on a basketball court. Luckily, this time, no one was hurt, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1578824/letters-editor-august-22-2014
  10. News - Hong Kong - PUBLIC EYE

    Two radio hosts fired; two very different reactions

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 03:28am by Michael Chugani

    ... for democracy or butter up Beijing. They are blind to constant warnings by experts who, alarmed by rotting trees, say a tree law is urgently needed. They prefer squabbling over why Li Wei-ling was fired and why broadcasting investor Ricky Wong Wai-kay was refused a television licence. Last week, a pregnant woman died after a 10-metre tall tree fell on her in Mid-Levels. While the baby ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577150/two-radio-hosts-fired-two-very-different-reactions

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