The Secretary for Development, Mr Wong Wai-lun, said in his blog yesterday that the authorities will implement a two-dimensional bar code tree labeling scheme. By hanging “tree tags” on trees, it is hoped that the public will deepen their understanding of trees and facilitate the public to report problems. trees. It is expected that in early 2022, “tree signs” will be put up for 200,000 sidewalk trees.
At present, there are about 1.7 million trees in Hong Kong that are regularly maintained by the government, of which about 1 million are located in places with high traffic flow. The authorities said that they have been actively exploring the application of various smart technologies to manage trees in order to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of tree management work. The introduction of “tree cards” is a new measure. Chen Yuen-man, Director of Tree Management of the Development Bureau, said that the project aims to facilitate the public to report problem trees through the use of 2D barcodes, and at the same time show the public more knowledge about trees, such as tree species, whether they are native or exotic species, tree characteristics, and plant anecdotes Wait.
Chen Yuanjing, the representative of the consulting company responsible for the related work, said that in the first phase of the plan, about 10,000 tree signs will be produced, which will be distributed in various districts in Hong Kong, involving about 100 tree species, and most of the trees involved are located in places with a lot of people. , including MTR stations, outside ferry terminals, etc.
He mentioned that the height of the tree card will match the sight of pedestrians. The tree card has two main functions. First, when the public finds a problem tree, the tree card is printed with the unique number of each tree, which helps to Citizens can accurately report the exact location of trees to the authorities; secondly, citizens can use the QR code on the tree tag to log on to the website of the tree management department and obtain more relevant information. The tree card is also printed with the basic information of the tree, such as the tree’s Chinese and English names, scientific names, etc.
Liu Dawei, Curator of Hu Xiuying Herbarium of Chinese University, said that through the project, citizens can learn about the tree species around them from multiple perspectives. coexist.
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