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  1. News - Hong Kong - ACCIDENT

    Homeowners may face claims after falling tree kills woman outside Mid Levels apartment

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 05:07pm by Olga Wong, Clifford Lo and Michelle Toh

    ... Liability at issue after falling tree kills mum Flat owners and the management company of a Mid-Levels residential block could face legal action after a tree crashed down a private slope and killed ... was waiting outside the 11-storey block for a minibus when the 10-metre-tall Indian rubber tree fell on her shortly after 2.30pm yesterday. It was the third death in a decade caused by a falling tree ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1573575/baby-critical-condition-after-falling-tree-kills-pregnant-woman-mid
  2. 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
  3. News - Hong Kong - Public safety

    Two more trees near scene of fatal Mid-Levels accident pose threat to public, says expert

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 02:53pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit yingkit.lai@scmp.com At least two other trees near the site of yesterday’s tree collapse in Mid-Levels – which killed a heavily pregnant woman – could also give way at any time, posing an imminent danger to the public, an expert said on Friday. Two White Champaca or White Sandalwood trees on Robinson Road have grown too big for where they are planted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1574168/two-more-trees-near-scene-fatal-mid-levels-accident-pose-threat
  4. News - Hong Kong - ACCIDENT

    Woman's death reignites debate over lack of an overarching tree law

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 04:09am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com 'We should have learned the lesson,' says expert as falling tree kills woman Death shows up lack of all-inclusive tree law The lack of a single law governing trees and their maintenance has been put back in the spotlight after a pregnant woman was killed yesterday by a falling tree. Such a law was first proposed by University of Hong Kong tree ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1573866/womans-death-reignites-debate-over-lack-overarching-tree-law
  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Global award for city's 'tree daddy'

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 04:50am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Global award for city's 'tree daddy' An academic who has fought for years to preserve the city's trees has become the first Asian winner ... of the government's expert panel on tree management. Jim has been dubbed the city's "tree daddy" for his unstinting criticism of government and developers, whom he has accused of threatening ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1567075/global-award-citys-tree-daddy
  6. Magazines - Post Magazine - DESIGN

    Objects of desire: pick and mix

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 10:47pm by David Roden

    ... David Roden David Roden       Recycled boat-wood block stool, HK$2,750, from Tree, various locations, www.tree.com.hk.               Britto Big Apple plate, HK$1,690, from Exclusivités, 1/F, Ruttonjee Centre, 11 Duddell Street, Central, tel: 2521 8626.               Ibiza jars, HK$1,450 and up, from Home Essentials, 33 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, tel: 2870 1400. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1616127/objects-desire-pick-and-mix
  7. Lifestyle - Technology - CONSERVATION

    Animal family tree research the key to survival of endangered species

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 04:22am by WASHPOST

    ... 'family tree' research key to survival She is not just another girl with a pretty face living in Washington's outermost urban sprawl. Amani, an eye-catching cheetah feline, has a proud ... tree," Long said. "We look at all the events in the animal's life: if they've been transferred from another zoo; if they've given birth; if they've moved into an exhibit. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1565034/animal-family-tree-research-key-survival-endangered-species
  8. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    West Kowloon park: 'it's about the arts not trees'

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 03:38am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow vivienne.chow@scmp.com West Kowloon park: 'it's about the arts not trees' The architectural team behind the latest design for the West Kowloon Cultural ... with an outdoor stage will accommodate large-scale performances. Next to it sits a black box performance space. A "cultural boulevard" lined with trees and canopies for shade will guide visitors ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1561346/west-kowloon-park-its-about-arts-not-trees
  9. 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

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