As part of our planting strategy, more than 5,000 new trees will be planted on the site. All these trees are ethnic Malaysian rainforest trees which are currently being cared for in nurseries across the country. A majority of these trees are between 10-12 years old and will be transplanted on site once it is ready.
During the Taman Tugu Project launch and various public dialogue sessions, guests were also invited to plant merbau (intsia bijuga) seeds in planting boxes provided by the Malaysian Nature Society (MNS). These seeds were then transported to the MNS nursery, where they are currently being nurtured and will be moved to the Taman Tugu nursery in 2018.
It has been over a month since the launch in early September – these seeds have grown to be saplings and are flourishing under the dedication and care of the volunteers at MNS. Do follow the progress on our photo gallery here as we will be updating with more photos over the months.