Contractors abandon tree felling job after dramatic showdown with Lamma environmentalist

NEWS SOURCE: Hong Kong Free Press, 22/12/2016 A Lamma Island resident staged a dramatic protest against the felling of a tree in Sha Po New Village on Thursday, causing contractors to abandon the project as she refused to leave the scene. The district councillor for the area has said the tree has to be chopped down …

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Arboriculture training advisory established in Hong Kong

The Arboriculture & Horticulture Industry Training Advisory Committee under the Qualifications Framework will be established tomorrow, the Education Bureau announced today. Victor Man has been appointed as the chairperson of the committee. Twenty-two members have been appointed, comprising employers and representatives of trade associations, professional bodies and labour unions, and representatives of the Education Bureau …

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Hong Kong to get new country park, protection for incense trees and horseshoe crabs

Some 67 measures are included in a long-awaited blueprint on biological diversity and conservation in the city over the next five years. Released yesterday, it also takes forward the designation of Robin’s Nest, near the border town of Sha Tau Kok, as the city’s 25th country park. Furthermore, it proposes a threatened species list and …

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Four trees collapse in Hong Kong after heavy rain as government defends axing century-old banyans on safety grounds

Four trees collapsed in Hong Kong on Monday morning following a night of heavy rain amid the government’s controversial decision to cut down four century-old Chinese banyans after several similar trees fell from stone walls during recent storms. The first report was received by police at around 6am of a 10-metre tall tree that collapsed onto …

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