Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Bonham Road Historic Wall Trees Chopped Down 斬殺般咸道石牆樹


After a tree fell down during a rainstorm recently in Bonham Road, a row of historic wall trees nearby were chopped down by the government for fear they will fall as well. The incident sparked a public outcry as these wall trees have been around for more than a hundred years. As tree experts later confirmed, the trees were in good health as there are no decay on the stumps. 

After sketching the stumps on location, I was told by a tree expert that new shoots will grow from around the stumps, however they are unlikely to grow into healthy strong trunks again unless an experienced practitioner comes in and help choose a few better shoots to train up and at the same time eliminate the other competing shoots. 

政府以般咸道石牆樹有機會倒塌為由,夜斬四棵均過百歲嘅細葉榕石牆樹,全港嘩然!及後樹木專家到場,指細葉榕樹腳切口並無病患蟲蛀,健康良好,無必要將之斬下。 

下午以畫記事,並請教一位樹木專家朋友榕樹會否再生,他說新芽會係樹頭周圍長出,互相競爭,很難長得穩固,辦法係待新芽長出後,選擇保留小數好芽,剪去其他新芽,加以時日照顧,待新芽木質化,慢慢長為樹幹。


3 comments:

  1. This is a gorgeous sketch!
    Taria - www.lookingouttosee.co.uk

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