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Old and Valuable Tree in Central to be removed by LCSD

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Old and Valuable Tree in Central to be removed by LCSD
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Old and Valuable Tree in Central to be removed by LCSD

2024-05-27 16:05 Last Updated At:19:57

Ancient tree in central facing removal by lcsd: a loss for the community

The Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) will remove an Old and Valuable Tree (OVT) at Justice Place in Central on June 1, in view of its very poor structural and health condition.

The tree concerned is a big-leaved fig (Ficus virens) listed on the Register of OVTs (registration number LCSD CW/142).

The original height of the tree is 13 metres. However, the tree crown was heavily damaged during super typhoon Mangkhut in 2018. Over the past six years, the LCSD had carried out regular inspections and maintenance of the tree, including the application of compost to improve the growth environment, control the spreading of fungal pathogens by application of fungicides, and conduct pruning operations to reduce and remove decayed branches to alleviate the tree risk, etc. However, the health condition of the tree has continued to deteriorate, with the roots and trunk affected by fungal infection, with most major branches damaged or collapsed. Only the tree trunk remains standing with a height of a mere 4.5m, which is considered irrecoverable.

Having consulted the Urban Forestry Advisory Panel through the Tree Management Office and the Central and Western District Council on the removal proposal, and being supported, the LCSD plans to remove the tree on June 1 and replant a common saraca at the location.

A spokesman for the LCSD reiterated that the department will continue to adopt a prudent approach in inspecting and managing trees under its care. Removal of problematic trees will be undertaken only when no other viable risk mitigation measure is available.

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Kwong Wah Hospital announces an electricity supply interruption incident

2024-06-20 00:05 Last Updated At:00:18

Power outage at kwong wah hospital leads to postponement of 25 elective surgeries, emergency services unaffected

The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

The spokesperson for Kwong Wah Hospital (KWH) made the following announcement today (June 20) regarding an electricity supply interruption incident in operating theatres:

The electricity supply system of KWH was temporarily interrupted at about 7pm last night (June 19), affecting the electricity supply of some operating theatres in the hospital. The hospital immediately arranged emergency repair and the electricity supply of the operating theatres resumed at about 7.50pm. During the electricity supply interruption, one surgery needed to be transferred to another unaffected operating theatre.

The hospital has arranged a comprehensive check up of the electricity supply system. As a precautionary measure, services of some operating theatres needed to be suspended temporarily for further checking. About 25 elective operations originally scheduled for this morning will be postponed. The hospital is contacting the affected patients. All other clinical services in the hospital, including emergency operations, inpatient services and Accident and Emergency service remained unaffected.

KWH expressed apologies to the affected patients. The incident has been reported to the Hospital Authority Head Office through the Advance Incident Reporting System.

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