The Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) said today (August 30) that in the past few days, the department has pooled efforts to carry out inspection of four coral trees on the Register of Old and Valuable Trees (OVTs). Two of them are located in San Po Kong, one of them located in Victoria Park, and the other one in North District. Of the two coral trees in San Po Kong, one of them has no chance of recovery. Although it did not pose immediate danger, most of its leaves had fallen and it had lost its aesthetic value. It has been felled by the LCSD.
The other coral old tree in San Po Kong and the one in North District are affected by Erythrina Gall Wasp (EGW), but the problem is under control after applying insecticide. The LCSD will continue to monitor their conditions closely. The coral tree in Victoria Park is affected by EGW, but its condition is under control after applying insecticide and the LCSD has trimmed it. The LCSD will continue to monitor its condition closely.
The LCSD has also completed inspection of two big coral trees in Southorn Playground. They are not on the Register of OVTs. They are affected by EGW, but their conditions are under control after applying insecticide. One of them needed to be trimmed and the LCSD will complete works as soon as possible. The LCSD will continue to monitor their conditions closely.
The LCSD will continue to inspect other big trees on the Register of OVTs.
Ends/Saturday, August 30, 2008