The compact urban form of Hong Kong leaves scant rooms for greenery, with limited acreage designated as urban parks. Such precious greenspaces have not been fully utilized to fulfil amenity and ecological functions. Trees in ten major urban parks in the city core were comprehensively surveyed. Parks vary greatly in terms of sylvan endowment and planting design, with the majority beset by low stocking density, species with small final biomass, and conspicuous bias towards bland, common and exotic species. Seventeen specific recommendations have been proposed to improve the quantity and quality of the park tree population to meet modern and changing demands of the city. Copyright © 2004 ISHS.
|Title of host publication||International Conference on Urban Horticulture|
|Editors||R. JUNGE-BERBEROVIC, J.-B. BAECHTIGER, W.J. SIMPSON|
|Place of Publication||Waedenswil, Switzerland|
|Publisher||International Society for Horticultural Science|
|Publication status||Published - 31 Jan 2004|
CitationJim, C. Y. (2004). Characteristics of urban park trees in Hong Kong in relation to greenspace planning and development. In R. Junge-Berberovic, J.-B. Baechtiger, & W. J. Simpson (Eds.), International Conference on Urban Horticulture (pp. 123-128). Waedenswil, Switzerland: International Society for Horticultural Science.
- Urban tree
- Tree stocking rate
- Species selection
- Park design
- Compact city