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Plant Morphology

More transparency needed about the health of our heritage trees

Trees, normally, are no threat to public safety. They improve the environment and are welcome features in concrete jungles like Hong Kong. But when they are not managed properly, they get sick, collapse and injure passers-by.

Thursday, 16 August, 2012, 11:43am

More transparency needed about the health of our heritage trees

Trees, normally, are no threat to public safety. They improve the environment and are welcome features in concrete jungles like Hong Kong. But when they are not managed properly, they get sick, collapse and injure passers-by. Over the years, we have seen far too many tragedies which could have been avoided with better strategies and co-ordination among departments.

16 Aug 2012 - 11:43am

Another two trees feared to be unsafe

Two old trees next to the one that fell onto a bus shelter in the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui's shopping district on Thursday night are also diseased and may have to be chopped down, Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said yesterday.

21 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Say it without flowers

A wedding would not be complete without flowers adorning the church or venue, and as a centrepiece on the banquet table.

Flowers bring warmth and joy, and arrangements are tailor-made for each event, taking into consideration style and colour.

However, with couples exerting their own individuality, edible decor makes guests sit up and take notice.

21 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Flower power

If I ever have a garden, one of the first things I plant will be zucchini. But I'd commit squash infanticide - I wouldn't let the zucchini come to maturity, and would instead kill it while it's young, harvesting it for its beautiful, edible blossoms.

17 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Her bouquets are forever

Beautiful bouquets have one lamentable habit: the petals of their flowers fade, wither and drop off.

8 May 2012 - 12:00am

Blooming marvellous

Each woman has her own preference when it comes to flowers and her choice reveals more about her personality.

In the Victorian era, flowers had specific meanings because the selection was limited. They were used as symbols and gestures to communicate more than words.

21 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Death of cyclist hit by tree ruled accidental

The death of a cyclist after an ailing tree fell on him in a public park was an accident, an inquest has found.

But a Coroner's Court jury yesterday urged the government to improve its tree-management system after hearing that the tree's dangerous condition had not been spotted in two checks a month before it toppled and hit Choi Kit-keung.

1 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Bill proposed to save trees from destruction

The city needs a law to protect trees from damage and destruction, green advocates said yesterday.

14 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

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