Monday, April 20, 2009

Gorgeous trees along Singapore's roads

Mature, leafy and healthy trees can be seen providing shade and beauty all along Singapore's roads ... Love them!

Heritage Trees are individual mature trees specially selected for protection by law under the Heritage Trees Scheme adopted on 17 August 2001. Implemented at the same time as the Heritage Roads scheme, it is part of a nation-wide drive in tree conservation efforts not just within nature reserves, parks, and newly established tree conservation areas, but also anywhere else in the urban and rural environment of Singapore.
Trees are added to the scheme through endorsement by a nine-member panel of experts, currently headed by Dr Leong Chee Chiew, Chief Operating Officer or the National Parks Board.
Editor’s post humorous note: Well we do not know how many trees are in our rainforests but from the numbers above, just from the tree planting campaign alone, at least 450 000 trees were planted (45 years multiplied by a minimum of 10, 000 trees). That’s quite a lot of trees but some would probably say it is not enough.]

1 comment:

CUMI & CIKI said...

i love the trees in sing. they should really stop hacking down all the green around kl city.. it looks so dismal as it is.. concrete jungle.. sigh