Tree Maintenance

We should carefully look after trees to ensure they grow well. For young trees, we need to provide irrigation and fertilising for early growth, give them support by staking, control weeds around them and carry out formative pruning to create a balanced and healthy tree form, which could help reduce the tree risk in the future. For mature trees, we need to be more aware of potential risk and carry out inspection by trained personnel, especially in areas where there are greater numbers of people and traffic.

We can all take care of trees in the community and make Hong Kong a greener place. Below are some practical tips:

Practical Tips on Tree Care

Provide a suitable growing environment for trees

To allow adequate space for future growth both above and below ground To allow adequate space for future growth both above and below ground
To regularly prune tree crowns and remove dead / broken branch To regularly prune tree crowns and remove dead / broken branch
To monitor the health conditions of trees in our community To monitor the health conditions of trees in our community
To keep a suitable distance between trees and buildings To keep a suitable distance between trees and buildings

Tree Protection Measures

Tree Protection Measures

Tree Care During Construction

Do not place tools around trees Do not place tools around trees
Do not girdle trees Do not girdle trees
Do not use trees as anchors Do not use trees as anchors
Do not truncate tree roots Do not truncate tree roots
Do not top trees Do not top trees
Do not fix any objects onto tree trunks Do not fix any objects onto tree trunks
Do not conduct any works within the tree protection zone Do not conduct any works within the tree protection zone
Do not work with machines near trees Do not work with machines near trees