The tree species
which are found in parks of Hong Kong are quite repetitious. It』s
getting boring after visiting a few. However, occasionally you can
find some individualistic parks. When you read up the layout plan
of Sham Shui Po Park, you will find quite a number of
irregularly-shaped tree islands. Walk around there and you will
find something amazing.
Big Leaf Fig (Ficus virens var. sublanceolata)
is a tall and large tree species. Its roots will grow out of the
ground and wander off to somewhere remote. To conserve it, we need
to reserve sufficient space for its roots to extend. In Sham Shui
Po Park, such scheme is being implemented.
When you have tree appreciation overmuch, root
appreciation can also be a delightful alternative.
*translated by Mary Chung