樹藝中講求"right tree, right
Our urban area is
filled up with pedestrians and no room for any trees. Space is only
squeezed for them. It is a complicated subject to select the right
tree in a crowded area. Only those with narrow crown, straight
trunk, small root ball and be capable to survive under poor soil are
The pictures have shown two Paper-bark trees planted in Soy Street
in Mongkok. They are located besides the drainage opening and
electrical wire cover. Obviously there is not enough space for the
root to stretch out. Paper-bark tree is a large tree from Australia,
it extremely tolerant adverse environment. However, it has violated
its own nature as it never grows taller or bigger.
Arborist insists ‘right tree, right place’. Under adverse site
condition, a professional judgment is: no planting please!
translated by Paula Wong