Activity Report: Forest Restoration Project – Tree Planting Activity 2018

Posted Date: Friday 18 May 2018    

Tree planting activity is held annually at KFBG on Earth Day.  It was held on 20th April this year. All KFBG staff gathered together and celebrated Earth Day through planting native trees on the hillside of Tai Mo Shan.
 
Planting native trees to the hillside at Tai Mo Shan is an on-going project to restore our native forest.  This year, 144 staff and guests planted 1,280 seedlings of 77 native tree species (Please see the table below).  Some of the tree species are listed in 100 Rare and Precious Plants of Hong Kong, The aim of this experiment is to further enrich species diversity at tree planting site. Tree protectors were installed to protect the seedlings from strong wind and animal foraging.
 

Scientific name

Chinese name

English name

Machilus wangchiana

信宜潤楠

Xinyi Machilus

Mahonia oiwakensis

海島十大功勞

Island Mahonia

Artocarpus hypargyreus

白桂木

Silver-back Artocarpus

Ormosia pachycarpa

茸莢紅豆

Hairy-fruited Ormosia

Lithocarpus konishii

油葉柯

Taiwan Rock Oak

Viburnum hanceanum

蝶花莢蒾

Hance's Viburnum

Pavetta hongkongensis

香港大沙葉

Hong Kong Pavetta

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Set up for this year’s tree planting

Staff taking group photo at the tree planting site with fruitful smiles on their faces