Date: 30 June 2018
Venue: Taman Tugu Nursery
General Electric Malaysia (“GE”) volunteered in the transplanting exercise conducted by the Malaysian Nature Society (“MNS”) as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (“CSR”) initiative. A team of 20 transplanted more than 270 plants in about 3 hours. The transplanted plants are being cared for at the Taman Tugu nursery – previously a site of a dilapidated bungalow. In addition to the transplanted plants, the nursery will house and care for the 4,000 plus ethnic Malaysian rainforest trees that has and will be transplanted to the Taman Tugu park – as of now, more than 1,000 of these trees have been brought to the Taman Tugu nursery from Tanjung Malim.
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 the Taman Tugu Nursery 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
The session ended with GE excitedly leaving a permanent green trace at Taman Tugu by planting a 1.5 metre Merbau tree in the forest trails.
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.
For those of you who would like to participate in the transplanting exercise, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org