- Specie: Chinese Banyan (ficus microcarpa)
- OVT Registrar: ARCHSD CW/10
- Location: Conduit Road, opposite Skyline Mansion (No. 51)
Everybody knows the leaning tower of Pisa, but did you know we have a leaning tower of our own on Conduit Road?
This Chinese Banyan (ficus microcarpa) leans over the road at a slant angle, very much like the majestic architectural wonder in that small Italian town.
Like its brethren, this individual sports an intricate root system, complete with interwoven veins and crisscrossed arteries. Perhaps that is the reason it is a listed member of Hong Kong’s ‘Old and Valuable‘ tree registrar – ARCHSD CW/10.
On its Italian counterpart, this leaning tower offers brilliant detailing up close.
There are many magnificent trees on Conduit Road and I will try to document them in due time, but this OVT is an easy start to that journey.