Hong Kong Park in Central, Hong Kong. The virus restrictions that shut down much of the city have kindled an appreciation of its parks and public spaces – but more could be done to increase the number of trees in the city. Photo: Getty Images Hong Kong Park in Central, Hong Kong. The virus restrictions that shut down much of the city have kindled an appreciation of its parks and public spaces – but more could be done to increase the number of trees in the city. Photo: Getty Images
Hong Kong Park in Central, Hong Kong. The virus restrictions that shut down much of the city have kindled an appreciation of its parks and public spaces – but more could be done to increase the number of trees in the city. Photo: Getty Images

Why Hong Kong needs more trees and what’s preventing it

  • Trees decrease stress, provide much-needed shade and reduce pollution, but don’t seem to be a priority in Hong Kong’s urban developments
  • Groups have long called for more, but come up against barriers including disproportionately influential car owners and Nimbyism

Topic |   Urban planning
Hong Kong Park in Central, Hong Kong. The virus restrictions that shut down much of the city have kindled an appreciation of its parks and public spaces – but more could be done to increase the number of trees in the city. Photo: Getty Images Hong Kong Park in Central, Hong Kong. The virus restrictions that shut down much of the city have kindled an appreciation of its parks and public spaces – but more could be done to increase the number of trees in the city. Photo: Getty Images
Hong Kong Park in Central, Hong Kong. The virus restrictions that shut down much of the city have kindled an appreciation of its parks and public spaces – but more could be done to increase the number of trees in the city. Photo: Getty Images
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