Further information

02. Liquidambar formosana


A variety of local trees can provide food and habitats for many animals, which will enrich the biodiversity of our country parks and nature reserves.


Have you seen sweet gum (Liquidambar formosana) whilst looking for red leaves in autumn?


This locally grown red leaf is also one of the seedling species we plant at our tree planting site. Sweet gum’s resin is very fragrant. It’s also used for making chewing gum.


Its leaves change colour in different seasons. They are yellowish-brown in autumn and gradually turn red before shedding in winter.


Want to know more about local plants? 

Visit  the Hong Kong Herbarium .



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.