Plant Roots

Big trees may be root of problems at Hysan Place

The original trees outside Hysan Place. Behind them is the Apple store being built last year. Photo: SCMP

Tree specialists warned yesterday the seven chukrasia tabularis, or Burmese almond wood, earmarked for Kai Chiu Road may be too large and unsightly for the congested street, and might grow sprawling roots that could push up the pavement.

Monday, 25 February, 2013, 10:16am

Role of tree management office needs clarifying

This city has not long had a layer of bureaucracy costing about HK$19 million a year to manage and co-ordinate the care of our trees. Ironically, it was hoped that it would afford some protection from red tape hindering care of our remaining old trees in urban areas.

13 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Another blow for 'king' banyan in Kowloon Park

Large section of 200-year-old landmark tree collapses

A large section of one of Hong Kong's oldest trees, the landmark 200-year-old Chinese banyan in Kowloon Park, collapsed yesterday, sparking an accusation the Leisure and Cultural Services Department was guilty of 'murder' in failing to halt its decline.

14 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Slow recovery tipped for relocated banyan trees

TWO 120-year-old banyan trees dug up and rolled aside in a million-dollar move to accommodate the Happy Valley racecourse extension are alive but their growth appears to have halted, a tree specialist said.

10 Jul 1995 - 12:00am

Tree surgeons' route to great banyan transplant

THE successful transplant of two banyan trees along Sports Road to the intersection of Wong Nai Chung Road will require the construction of a 10-metre wide steel-framed basin and a minimum 18-month period of root re-generation.

10 Mar 1993 - 12:00am