樹災 tree disaster

7月24日颱風韋森特在香港攀上十號颶風程度。當天淩晨時分風很強很凶,整個晚上都風聲雨聲都鬧翻,未能入眠。日出後風勢慢慢退卻。走出街上,滿地都是樹的殘體。在街道旁當風處,僅丁方泥土的植樹首當其衝。

typhoon vicente hit hong kong with tremendous velocity on 24 july early morning. the ferocious wind and rain kept me sleepless during the early hours. later in the morning the wind slowly subsided. on the way to work, everywhere i walked past were tree debris. pedestrian trees which were given tiny living space were the first to be beaten. shame on the authority of their ignorance of and little respect to urban plant. what hurt most is that many old trees could not escape from damage.

可憐的是很多數十年,厚壯繁茂的大樹都不堪暴風而折倒。西環科士街的百年樹牆壁便有部分崩缺,唯一能做的,就是為尚存的榕樹祈禱,不要牽一發動全身。

forbes street tree wall partially damaged headline news

according to a chinese media reported, six of the “old the valuable trees” have to be terminated because of fatal blow.

據蘋果日報報導古樹名目中有六棵因此此颱風中陣亡,心痛:

九龍公園的大葉合歡和細葉榕、鯉魚門公園的朴樹、壽山村道的細葉榕、遮打花園的垂葉榕,以及跑馬地黃泥涌道的細葉榕。

the lebbeck at kowloon park has to be removed, excerpt from apple daily (above)

九龍公園的大葉合歡(左)原貌 the original beautiful lebbeck (left) at kowloon park

風走了,災害的威力依然隨處可見。走過幾個公園,很多亭亭玉立的樹木尤其比較脆弱的如洋紫荊、相思都傷亡慘重。這兩天在維多利亞公園、香港大學校園還是屍骸遍遍。10 days after the typhoon, we still have many tree corpse lying around, outside highway, in parks and along hill slopes. it is really painful seeing that.

荔枝角公園 lai chi kok park 2012.7.28 –

 

維多利亞公園 victoria park 2012.8.2 –

香港大學 hong kong university 2012.8.2 –

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