悼 遮打花園垂葉榕 an obituary – chater garden’s weeping fig

遮打花園靠金鐘道有一道旋轉的行人天橋,多年來成為那街角的標記。走上那道橋,最醉人的風光,就是由高角度欣賞,那狀美高聳屹立遮打花園草坪的垂葉榕。一直覺得這榕蠻幸福的,因為她的根有寬大的草地任由伸延。可惜,一場十號風球(看前文「樹災」)竟然將她奪走。現在那一片草地的上空一片寂寞。可憐原本在這樹棲息的鳥兒寄居的蟲兒松樹家園毀亡。

按《香港古樹名木》2006年版資料再推斷,這樹年齡約50。

viewing from the top of the swirl footbridge outside chater garden to me the most stunning scenery was the majestic weeping fig towering the lawn at one corner of the garden. it was a beautiful tree, and i meant beautiful. that was because it was given ample space to live. its crown and its root were spreading out without constraints.

see this file photo from the register of old and valuable tree. 風華正茂的垂葉榕(《古樹名目冊》檔案圖片)-

古樹名目冊》已經更新此樹數目為0 –  lcsd cw/123 此樹於颱風”韋森特”二○一二年七月二十四日襲港期間被吹倒塌,其後會被移除。

the register of old and valuable tree: the tree was blown over during the passage of typhoon “vicente” on 24-7-2012 and would be removed.

 

參考 reference: 《樹木谷

垂葉榕 weeping fig (ficus benjamina) – kingdom: plantae植物界 | (unranked):angiosperms | (unranked): eudicots 類真薔薇分支| (unranked): rosids | order: rosales薔薇目 | family: moraceae桑科 | tribe: ficeae | genus: ficus榕屬 | subgenus: conosycea | species: f. benjamina垂榕

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