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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Five heritage trees in danger of collapse

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Conservancy Association raises fears and calls for new measures to safeguard against spread of disease Five heritage trees in danger of collapse Five of Hong Kong's heritage trees, some of them ancient, are in danger of death and collapse, according to a green campaign group. The Conservancy Association said the five trees- a Chinese banyan in Kowloon ...

  2. Tree-sniffing dog awaits HK's bark and call

    Posted Aug 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the city's historic trees. The dog has been trained by the National Pingtung University of Science and Technology to identify trees infected with brown-root rot, which has infected at least 13 mature trees in Tsim Sha Tsui, Central, Happy Valley, Lei Yue Mun and Tung Chung. Seven of the trees have already been removed or fallen, official records show, including one which fell onto a bus ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Checklist fails to identify dangerous trees

    Posted Jul 17th 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip, Joyce Ng, Olga Wong

    ... Joyce Ng, Amy Nip and Olga Wong Central has the most sick trees in the city, with clusters along busy roads and in parks, according to a list of inspected trees released by the government yesterday. Critics questioned the usefulness of the list, as it fails to say which trees are in danger of collapsing or to disclose details of 800 trees. The government said these 800 had already ...

  5. Corporate Scrooges make Central tree a ghost of Christmases past

    Posted Nov 28th 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Bah, humbug. That evidently was the sentiment when the Hong Kong Tourism Board went cap in hand to corporate sponsors for cash for a giant Christmas tree this year. Families and tourists have traditionally flocked to Statue Square in Central to see a 10-storey-tall Christmas tree, usually erected through corporate largesse. But this year the boardrooms were full ...

  6. Pool complex to have limited impact on trees

    Posted May 09th 2009, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong Six trees would be cut down to make way for a new swimming pool complex in Victoria Park, but 90 new trees would be planted to replace them, the government said. The HK$790 ... the development would affect the park's trees at a legislative council meeting yesterday. Celina Kwok Wong Si-ling, chief project manager of the Architectural Services Department, said a total of 87 ...

  7. Subway plan for Nathan Rd revised to spare old trees

    Posted Nov 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... trees. The entrances were proposed as part of a pedestrian subway project designed to alleviate congestion in the northern section of the busy station. Three other entrances on the other side ... on the old and valuable trees,' a consultant's report said. It said the subway project consisted of two 80-metre sections of tunnel, and a 45-metre concourse running 15 metres underneath ...

  8. Green group suggests relocating school to save trees from the chop

    Posted Oct 27th 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee A green group has complained about government plans to fell more than 30 trees near Kowloon Park to make way for an extension block of a secondary school. It suggested relocating the school to the opposite side of Canton Road near the fire station, where there was a larger site, to save the trees. The removal of the 35 trees, scheduled for next year, is to provide ...

  9. Trees face the axe at historic colonial site

    Posted Dec 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Green groups call for studies before felling begins at the former marine police HQ Most of the trees surrounding the former marine police headquarters in Tsim Sha Tsui will be cut down under plans to turn the historic site into a hotel and piazza for tourists. Green groups yesterday called for more studies to be done before the trees were destroyed. Flying Snow ...

  10. Trees

    Posted Dec 13th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Central, Central 3/FWindsor House, Causeway Bay 2991 6222 www.toysrus.com.hk Traditional Christmas tree (1.5 metres) HK$129.9 (excluding delivery fee) City'super Basement One, Times Square, Causeway Bay Shops 204-214, Level2, New Town PlazaI, Sha Tin Shops 1041-1049, Level One, IFC Mall, Central Alberta Spruce Tree (green/white) (1.8 metres) HK$980 (2.4 metres) HK$1,380 LCD ...




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