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04. Caring for tree seedlings

Native tree seedlings play a vital role in building a healthy ecosystem.


Yet they grow slower in general.


We must take extra care of the seedlings during early stages of growth, such as weeding and adding fertiliser. This helps to prevent wild grass from taking away extra nutrients. We also keep a record of their growth during tree care.




It’s not easy for a seedling to thrive…


Tree care during the pandemic




Mystery 1:

Missing seedlings after all the hard work




Mystery 2:

A blow to all tree caretakers. More seedlings gone



The health of people is interconnected and interdependent with the health of trees and the wider eco-system. We need to look after one another, whilst taking care of the environment.

From today till 31 July, The Green Earth, together with Bupa and our Bupa4Life members* will 'plant' a virtual One Health woodland for Hong Kong through a step challenge.

We aims to promote the concept of 'One Health' – the relationship between the health of humans and nature.

Let's learn more about Hong Kong's woodlands and their biodiversity, and discover the positive impacts through walking!

Let's work out for more steps!
Build a local woodland in four - stages.

Transform your steps into (virtual) trees and rewards.

Check out the prizes here for the 100 top performing steppers of the month.