Tree Planting in Hong Kong
When I look at old pictures, photographs of Hong Kong in the 1800's I am always amazes how the landscape looked like at that time. Really like a barren rock. It looked to me like on the surface of another planet. No trees at all, especially midlevels and peak area.
How did this started by planting trees ? It must have been an enormous task to plant so many trees. Has this been done also on small islands like Green Island and Ap Lei Chau Island and others ?
I have tried to look for any answers on the website, but I could not find much.
Could anybody be so kind to explain to me how this has been started and when / Over what kind of period has this been made. Thank you.
Moreover I read something lately of the many streams, around Midlevels and the Peak, which featured the landscape of that particular area. It must as well have been a enormous task to redirect these streams. Is there a map, where certain streams have been marked in the early stages.? Also have I learned of a ravine which was named after Charles Elliot, called the Elliot Ravine. Any information on that perhaps?
Thank you very much in advance for all informations, which can bring me a bit further with my search. Thank you and all the best and kind regards, Daniel