“Greening” fence panels at a CEDD site in Ice House Street in Hong Kong. Photo: Stuart Heaver

Why Hong Kong is scared of trees: the fight for urban forestry in city that sees them as a threat, not an enhancement

With the responsibility for planting new trees in the hands of civil servants and a fixation on the danger of falling trees, is it any wonder the city lags behind the rest of the world when it comes to ‘greening’?

“Greening” fence panels at a CEDD site in Ice House Street in Hong Kong. Photo: Stuart Heaver
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