Hi fellow tree huggers,
We’ve 500 trees left to plant of the 1000 for this year and we’ll be out every Sunday until they are done. John, our tree planting guru will be leading the tree planting at the conservation area on the way to the Lookout. Kadoorie Farms provide us trees at a very generous rate. They are so impressed with John’s project and the care taken to plant and look after the trees that they have decided to conduct a study on the trees planted. We are trying out some new species and hence you’ll see that some of the trees have been tagged- Kadoorie will be watching these trees over the next 5 years.
Directions: If you are going up the road to the golf course take the concrete road to the right that leads to the Lookout (the pagoda). About 1/4 of the way along there is a small track on your left, down to a stream, cross over the stream and keep following the path. Look for the bamboo stakes with coloured twine tie- easily visible from the concrete path- and you’re in the right area. If you can’t find John call him on 94575548 as he may be on the back side of the hill.
What to bring: Sturdy shoes (hiking boots are great or old sneakers as it gets quite muddy sometimes), plenty of water, insect repellent, sunscreen, snacks, friends (many hands really does make light work!)
Time: Usually 10am to 4 pm or it may finish earlier if trees taken up for the day are planted.
Dates: Every Sundayuntil they are all planted….27th May, 3rd June, 10th June ….
Even making it up for an hour or 2 is a great help.
Donating: Each tree costs $10 thanks to the generosity of Kadoorie Farms and covers the cost of the tree, bamboo, twine, equipment and transportation.
If you would like to donate to the cost of the trees you can transfer money to HSBC: 571 213511 001 or donate cash at the next flea market on the 3rd of June or beach cleanup on the 9th of June.