City Trees

July/August 2015

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The vibrant city of Hong Kong is located on the southern coast of China on the South China Sea. Officially known as Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, this 426-square-mile (1,104-square-km) region is largely moun - tainous terrain with very little flat land. Less than 25% of this landmass is developed; about 40% of the land is reserved as country parks and nature reserves. Hong Kong's territory consists of Hong Kong Island, the Kowloon Peninsula, and the New Territories. The Kowloon Peninsula is to the south of Hong Kong Island and the New Territories; the latter make up about 86% of Hong Kong's territory and consist of extensive sections of reclaimed land. The Urban Forest of Hong Kong: A Pictorial Story and photos by Jeff Shimonski, Consulting Arborist & Municipal Specialist, View from the Hong Kong Golf Course: mainland China is just beyond the low hills in the distance.

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