Hong Kong Trees “Reborn” after Super-typhoon

In Sept 2018, record-breaking typhoon Mangkhut struck Hong Kong. At least 60,000 tree failure reports were received by the HKSAR government. 2 months after the typhoon attack , a huge amount of fallen trees were still left unhandled. Our reporter found that the clearance delay was caused by the poor coordination among government departments and the service contractors. Instead of waiting for the government to take action, some NGOs are voluntarily collecting the trees for other use. Our reporter interviewed one of the NGOs that organized a workshop to transform the broken branches into art pieces. The NGO also wanted to created a comprehensive local tree database for educational purpose.