Over 30 members of Border Junior Police Call (JPC) recently took part in a community tree-planting scheme organised by the Agriculture and Fisheries Department. They were first briefed on the techniques of planting the green shoots early one morning at Tai Tam Country Park. 'Actually, it is quite easy. You don't have to use any machines. You can use just simple tools to dig a hole, plant the shoot, put back the soil, and water it. That's it,' said JPC Ying Siu-fong. 'Afterwards, it is really satisfying to look at the newly-planted shoots knowing they will become big trees in a few years' time. 'It is really pleasant to imagine that I can come back with friends to have a picnic here with the tress sheltering us from the hot summer sun,' she said. Siu-fong said city-dwellers seldom had the chance to get close to nature, and that the planting had taught her a great deal. 'I now understand that trees don't grow up in a year or two, and that trees will protect the ecology of our planet and provide us with a more beautiful environment', she said. The tree-planting activity aroused Siu-fong's interest in gardening, and she has now set up an indoor garden in her home.