2 passions

  • Specie: various
  • Location: various 

In recent years, I discovered two passions that luckily go together like peanut butter and jelly, or wonton and noodles. Those are walking and of course trees, which led me to start this blog.

I just loved to walk, whether that is meandering around Hong Kong’s many neighbourhoods, or hiking through its hills and country parks, walking is like watching TV, without the bitchiness, greed and evil, but with fresh air, exercise and for me, trees, lots and lots of trees, which adds wonder and awe to the entire experience.

I am also very fortunate to have an amazing friend who is an editor at the South China Morning Post. Not only did she listened to my rantings and ravings about trees, she gave me a chance to write an article for the publication based on my two passions.

The article about designated ‘tree walks’ in Hong Kong is now live! click the link… please please please.


They didn’t get a chance to show many of the species mentioned in the article, but here are some samples. I hope you enjoy the article, and if you just happened to reside in Hong Kong, get a chance to get to one of the trails. Happy walking!

Lance-leaved Sterculia
The blooms of the Ivy Tree
Gray hollies
Fruiting turn-in-the-winds
Gorgeous sweet gums showing their fall colours

Categories:Hiking, Ivy Tree, Lance-leaved Sterculia, Mock Bodh Tree, Old and valuable trees of Hong Kong, parks and gardens, Rare species, Street trees, Sweet Gum, tree walks, Turn-in-the-wind, urbantrees, Urbantrees of Hong Kong, White Jade Orchid TreeTags: , , , ,


humble student of the glory of trees

1 Comment

  1. Ivy tree? That whole family is weird. There is a tree we learned in school known as the Oreopanax capitatus that we never saw again afterward. It is more common in Central America. It is not all that remarkable, but is interesting because it is so uncommon and strange.

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