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Red Leaves Express of Sweet Gum Woods of Tai Lam Country Park
(2022-2023)

Information

Information

Sweet Gum Wood


Transport Information

Transport Information

Take MTR bus route no. K66 at MTR Long Ping Station / Yuen Long Town or red minibuses at Hung Min Court and get off at Tai Tong Shan Road bus station. Walk along Tai Tong Shan Road uphill for about 60 minutes to reach Sweet Gum Woods.


Road Closure

Road Closure

The section of Tai Tong Shan Road between the Pavilion and Tai Tong Shan Road Car Park will be intermittently closed to all vehicular traffic from about 7.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m. daily on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays from 3 December 2022 (Saturday) to 15 January 2023 (Sunday).


Special Traffic Arrangement

Special Traffic Arrangement

MTR will operate a special service on Route K66A on 20.11.2022 and 27.11.2022, and on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays between 3.12.2022 and 15.1.2023, from Long Ping Station to Tai Tong Shan Road (MTR Hotline: 2881 8888).

 

Please take note to the special traffic news from the Transport Department before setting off.


Points to Note

Points to Note

  1. Please wear a mask, maintain good personal hygiene and keep social distancing.
  2. Share the use of forest track. Safety comes first. Watch out for vehicles/bicycles.
  3. Share the natural scenery, refrain from stepping on or picking plants.
  4. Keep country parks clean. Sweet Gum Woods is a bin-free trail. Please take your litter home.
  5. Avoid one-off disposables. Let’s go plastic free.
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Know More

Know More

Why do leaves turn red?
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The leaf's cells contain not only chlorophyll, but also carotenoids and anthocyanin. Due to the dry weather in autumn, low temperature and strong sunlight fasten the decomposition of chlorophyll. However, this facilitates the leaf's cells produce anthocyanin while the carotenoids is unaffected. Consequently, we can see the phenomenon of some leaves turning yellow and red in autumn.

Why do leaves turn red
 

Which species will turn red in autumn and winter?
Sweet Gum

楓香 Liquidambar formosana (Sweet Gum)

 

Sapium sebiferum
烏桕 Sapium sebiferum (Chinese Tallow Tree)

Other tree species with asethetic value in Winter

Other tree species with asethetic value in Winter

大頭茶 Polyspora axillaris (Hong Kong Gordonia)
Polyspora axillaris
Dec

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大苞山茶 Camellia granthamiana (Grantham’s Camellia)
Camellia granthamiana
Dec

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紅花荷 Rhodoleia championii (Rhodoleia)
Rhodoleia championii
Jan

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RedLeavesIndex

Red leaves index

25/11/2022
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Updated on 25/11/2022

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Index Reference

Red Leave Index - Red Red
Red Leave Index - turning Red Turning Red
Red Leave Index - Yellow Yellow
Red Leave Index - Green Green
Red Leave Index - Sparse Sparse Leaves