Vanishing in the wild, incense trees flourish again in Hong Kong as Chinese seek heady scent

December 24, 2014 7:00 AM

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Vanishing in the wild, incense trees flourish again in Hong Kong as Chinese seek heady scent

In this Dec. 21, 2014 photo, Hong Kong farmer Koon-wing Chan checks with the agarwood tree leaves at his farm in Hong Kong. On land deep in Hong Kong’s lush green northern suburbs near the border with China, Chan is working to keep a legendary scent alive in the city known as the Fragrant Harbor. Chan runs Hong Kong’s last commercial plantation of agarwood trees, prized throughout the centuries for aromatic resin used to make incense, perfume and medicine. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung) (The Associated Press)

In this Dec. 21, 2014 photo, Hong Kong farmer Koon-wing Chan shows holes on a agarwood tree where the resin will grow at his farm in Hong Kong. On land deep in Hong Kong’s lush green northern suburbs near the border with China, Chan is working to keep a legendary scent alive in the city known as the...

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