There are 14 “old
and valuable” Chinese Banyan (Ficus microcarpa) in King
George V Memorial Park. It can be considered a record. There is a
total of 33 wall trees; 27 of them are Chinese Banyan (Ficus
microcarpa), five are Big Leaf Fig (Ficus virens var.
sublanceolata) and one Chinese Hackberry (Celtis sinensis).
It is the center of wall trees in Hong Kong.
I am always concerned that these stone wall trees
will fall down. While the crown grows bigger, the roots have
nowhere to expand. How can it uphold itself?
If you are going to there, you’d better bring
along a camera. Shuttle among the numerous roots and test your
ability to find good shooting spots. To take good pictures from an
appropriate angle and reveals its beauty does require quite some
*translated by Mary Chung