Date: 19 October 2017
Venue: Taman Tugu park site
Another transplanting exercise was conducted by the Malaysian Nature Society (“MNS”) with representatives from Timberland Malaysia (“Timberland”) as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (“CSR”) initiative.
A total of 41 volunteers from Timberland transplanted more than 400 plants from the site to the MNS nursery. This is by far the most number of plants saved whilst the development of the Taman Tugu park takes place. The transplanting exercise entails carefully extracting plants (such as shrubs, ornamental trees and offspring from other trees) which were not identified by the Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (“FRIM”) to be preserved on site and transferring them to nurseries where they will be sorted, cared for and allocated into the following categories:
- Type-A: To be transplanted back into the Taman Tugu park site upon completion of the park
- Type-B: To be transplanted to other public parks / nurseries
- Type-C: To be given away for private gardens
More transplanting exercises has been scheduled and will be conducted in batches based on the overall development plan of the Taman Tugu park site. These transplanting exercises are part of the overall conservation and preservation efforts on the future Taman Tugu park site. We look forward to collaborating with other private organisations, schools and societies for future transplanting exercises.