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  1. Fire-hit wetland to get trees

    Posted May 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Nam Sang Wai conservationists will plant trees in the blaze-destroyed wetland on Sunday, after receiving permission from the government. But they will skip large ... trees in the government land in Nam Sang Wai earlier this month. The planting was originally planned for Sunday last week, but was put off after the department- four days before the event- said ...

  2. Another car struck as plan to cut down high-risk trees announced

    Posted May 27th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai As the Leisure and Cultural Services Department announced yesterday that more than 20 trees posing a risk to the public needed to be cut down in the coming week, a fourth car in four days was hit by a falling tree. A 15-metre horsetail tree fell across Kadoorie Avenue, Mong Kok, in the morning, hitting a passing private car. The windscreen was smashed, ...

  3. Row in Tai O over felling old flame tree

    Posted Jan 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai A row has broken out between some Tai O residents and the rural committee over whether a 50-year-old tree should be cut down. Village representatives say the flame tree ... the tree, which they consider a heritage item. Workers have enclosed the tree in a metal structure, saying they were contractors hired by the government to fell it. Lee Chi-fung, chairman of the Tai ...

  4. Public urged to join 'flash mob' in campaign to save old trees

    Posted Jul 07th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Conservationists draw up list of historic sites threatened by development Tree conservationists have called on the public to join a 'flash mob' on Sunday to highlight the urgent need to protect trees growing from cracks on historic stone walls. Flash mobs, increasingly common around the world, involve organised groups of people suddenly materialising ...

  5. Thieves hack into fung shui groves

    Posted Feb 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Anneliese O'Young

    ... Kevin Sinclair and Anneliese O'Young Ruo-hwa Mainlanders step up pillaging of sacred trees in country parks Mainlanders are chopping their way through sacred fung shui plantations around deserted villages in country parks. Police last Thursday narrowly missed arresting three men who hacked through ancient incense trees at Mau Ping San Uk, high in the ranges between Sha Tin ...

  6. Letters

    Posted Jul 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Regulations most certainly need tightening up. It would also be interesting to know what the regulations are regarding charities. Dan Waters, Mid-Levels Mistreatment of trees appalling Since the fatal accident in Stanley in 2008 when a girl was killed by a falling tree, many of the city's beautiful trees have been mutilated to the extent that some of them have died. Mostly this is done ...

  7. Weather - Hong Kong

    Vicente a signal to prepare for worst

    Posted Jul 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The government has given the MTR Corp until tomorrow to explain what happened during Monday night's severe typhoon, when passengers were left to spend the night in stations and trains or brave the wild conditions after falling trees damaged power cables. Transport Secretary Professor Anthony Cheung Bing-leung was right to demand an early explanation. Given that typhoon signals ...

  8. Rising passions over escalator project

    Posted Jul 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... many trees or demolish Blake Garden [a park near the route], I support the project. 'I think it could help bring more shoppers to the neighbourhood.' The concern group is calling ...

  9. Home ownership plan for Mai Po flats project

    Posted Jun 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... will be planted in Lut Chau and elsewhere to provide a habitat for birds, and eucalyptus trees will be grown to replace ageing ones where cormorants sleep. Mike Kilburn, vice-chairman of the Hong Kong ...

  10. Wetland activists state their case

    Posted Jan 24th 2011, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... trees in the wetland to help it recover from a blaze last month. The rally was staged after Henderson Land last week sought a review of the Town Planning Board's rejection of its ... a two-metre burnt tree trunk from the Nam Sang Wai fire. Yuen Long district councillor and rally organiser Roy Kwong Chun-yu said Henderson should plant trees in Nam Sang Wai as it owned the land. ...




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