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  1. Common services tunnel would help officials look after tree roots

    Posted Jul 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The government has known since 2010 that the banyan tree at Nathan Road was infected but found the work so complicated that no significant action was taken until it fell ('5 injured by falling tree on TST's 'golden mile'', July 20). Pedestrians needed hospital care, and property and Hong Kong's tourism reputation have been damaged. The complication which ...

  2. Coining Bauhinias his finest hour

    Posted Aug 08th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Stephen Fisher, the 29-year civil service veteran who will retire next Friday, says naming Hong Kong's highest award was his most memorable career experience. Speaking to the media for the last time in his official capacity as Social Welf ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. MTR's tree felling under fire again

    Posted Sep 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com The MTR Corporation's failure to save two trees has been cited by critics as the latest example of its 'faulty' preservation programme that will fell nearly 6,000 trees to make way for the South Island Line project. The Conservancy Association rounded on the MTR Corp yesterday, but the rail operator contended the trees had been approved ...

  5. Government can't see the wood for the trees, says Leung, urging change

    Posted Jul 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... team'. Yesterday Leung said the Hong Kong government was saddled with too many neighbourhood issues, such as falling trees. 'The government should devolve powers to district authorities ...

  6. Man of many talents plants seed of dreams at green charity's tree campaign launch

    Posted Mar 29th 2011, 12:00am by Vivian Chen

    ... (pictured) was sharing his wishes, mostly green ones, at electronic payment service EPS' relaunch of its urban tree planting campaign at the weekend at Tsim Sha Tsui's iSquare mall. ... was raised to plant about 2,600 trees in the city. This time Lam and singer-actress Charlene Choi Cheuk-yin designed a flower pot, which customers can claim when they spend at least HK$900 using EPS ...

  7. Tree collapses at Yuen Long playground

    Posted Sep 24th 2010, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo A 10 metre-tall tree, not on a government list of unhealthy and risky trees, collapsed at a Yuen Long children's playground where revellers were celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival early yesterday. No one was hurt in the incident at the playground in Yuen Long Hong Lok Road at about 12.15am. Workers removed the snapped tree before dawn. The government has identified ...

  8. Christmas tree bling

    Posted Dec 12th 2010, 12:00am by David Roden

    ... David Roden 1 Angel heart, HK$98, and heart with bell, HK$60, from Bed & Bath, Prince's Building, Central, tel: 2522 5151. 2 Aeroplane, HK$129, from Indigo, 6/F, Horizon Plaza, 2 Lee Wing Street, Ap Lei Chau, tel: 2555 0540. 3 Hand-painted bauble ...

  9. Ombudsman call on Maryknoll tree

    Posted Jul 31st 2010, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... in breach of the Antiquities and Monuments Ordinance, which ultimately led to the destruction of a landmark 20-metre tree. Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, the secretary for development, told lawmakers ... and had not sought approval for drainage work that damaged the tree's roots. However, a government spokesman said yesterday that the tree was removed 'in accordance with the permitted ...

  10. Police probe Sha Tin tree death

    Posted Jun 17th 2010, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... the government's management of trees. Chief Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen responded to the death of Choi Kit-keung, 49, who suffered critical head injuries on Monday, by promising action to safeguard trees. But he offended Choi's relations, one of whom said on a radio programme that Tang had been 'very unsympathetic' and 'disregarded their feelings' when he said ...




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