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  1. Money in trees for HK company

    Posted Jul 28th 2010, 12:00am by Amanda Lee

    ... Amanda Lee After four years of losses while working as a supplier of building materials, Sustainable Forest Holdings switched to forestry- it bought rights to log forests in Brazil and Russia, and has now reported a net profit of HK$274.3 million. The com ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/720749/money-trees-hk-company
  2. Villagers upset over felling of valley's old banyan trees

    Posted Apr 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yau Chui-yan The tree felling around Fung Yuen Valley affects not only butterflies; it also upsets long-term villagers. Yip Wai-choi, 50, has lived in Fung Yuen village since he was born. He was shocked when he found out the old banyan trees had been chopped down to make way for development. 'Why did they chop these trees down in such a ruthless way?' asked Mr Yip, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/675810/villagers-upset-over-felling-valleys-old-banyan-trees
  3. Villagers upset over felling of valley's old banyan trees

    Posted Apr 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yau Chui-yan The tree felling around Fung Yuen Valley affects not only butterflies; it also upsets long-term villagers. Yip Wai-choi, 50, has lived in Fung Yuen village since he was born. He was shocked when he found out the old banyan trees had been chopped down to make way for development. 'Why did they chop these trees down in such a ruthless way?' asked Mr Yip, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/675861/villagers-upset-over-felling-valleys-old-banyan-trees
  4. HK$20m plan to save trees at tower site

    Posted Nov 20th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng Green groups press for changes The Hopewell Mega Tower project will include a HK$20 million plan for tree conservation and transplantation, but conservationists have urged the developer to build the hotel on cantilevers to preserve the trees instead of transplanting them. And a leading conservation group is pressing ahead with a proposal calling for the site to be rezoned ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/660759/hk20m-plan-save-trees-tower-site
  5. Different strokes

    Posted Apr 12th 2010, 12:00am by Ajay Shamdasani

    ... one membership,' he says. With 25 properties throughout Europe, Africa, Mauritius, Malaysian Borneo and Southeast Asia- plus recent alliances with Banyan Tree Private Collection ... Kong, Touchwood offers investors a stake in a socially responsible enterprise. The company plants trees that are harvested for forestry products and timber, sparing old growth forests. Touchwood ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/711158/different-strokes
  6. Investors pile into timber ventures on mainland but there are risks

    Posted Sep 24th 2010, 12:00am by Amanda Lee

    ... enter the business was to plant trees on government-owned barren land. Even then, any harvesting of their own trees was subject to strict logging quotas. On the mainland, forestry assets ... and to ensure sufficient time for trees to regrow between harvestings. Apart from fire, natural disasters and other challenges, investors also face environmental risks. Several non-governmental ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/725697/investors-pile-timber-ventures-mainland-there-are-risks
  7. FarmVille gets a real touch

    Posted Jul 27th 2010, 12:00am by Christopher Wang

    ... for more cash than other crops. The virtual Cascadian products have been purchased by more than 1 million players, with a total 310 million blueberry trees planted. The objective is to promote ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/720607/farmville-gets-real-touch
  8. Talkback

    Posted Jun 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... How can wall trees be better protected? I refer to the report ('Alarm at chopping of wall trees' roots', June 4). The banyan trees along Caine Road and the old rockery wall ... at Hornsey and Conduit roads. Are the roots being chopped to allow buses to pass? We need trees and water to survive on the Earth. The government should place an injunction immediately to stop any ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/640319/talkback
  9. History of a towering fiasco

    Posted Feb 26th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Early 1980s: Hopewell Holdings starts buying land in Wan Chai February 1994: Town Planning Board approves application to build 93-storey hotel April 2004: Board rejects plan for 60-storey twin-tower hotel, saying it is incompatible with the neighbourhood, will cause traffic congestion, kill too many trees and damage the city skyline July: Board tells Hopewell to improve architecture ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/490445/history-towering-fiasco
  10. Imagi takes pride in Dreamworks project

    Posted Jun 01st 2004, 12:00am by Danyll Wills

    ... leader in man-made Christmas trees, is now a leading 3-D animation studio, with a staff of more than 300. Terry Tse Chi-man, director of corporate development at Imagi, said he was a close friend ... Kao Wai-ho switched the business from Christmas trees to computer animation. 'Twenty years ago we were the largest maker of Christmas trees in the world, but in 2002 we sold off that part ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/457756/imagi-takes-pride-dreamworks-project

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