Date: 20 February 2020
Location: Taman Tugu
After propagating more than 5,000 indigenous Malaysian forest trees via our Taman Tugu Free Tree Society Nature Education Programme, we have given away more than 50 of these saplings to Kolej Tuanku Ja’afar and a Community from Malacca.
The Taman Tugu Free Tree Society Nature Education Programme involves propagating indigenous Malaysian forest trees found at Taman Tugu which are then cared for at Taman Tugu Nursery. These seedlings/ saplings will then be given away to other national forest regeneration or planting programmes as part of our aim to ‘re-green’ Malaysia.
Some of the plant species given away include Pagoda, Simpoh air, mixed Delonix regia, Cassia fistula, Szygium grande, and Kapok.
These trees will be planted at the school compound by the students to rewild the school whilst the community from Malacca will plant these trees to re-populate a piece of land, benefiting both wildlife and humans in years to come.
With increasing threats to what’s left of our forests, it is inspiring to see schools educating students on the value and importance of nature and our ecosystem including the realities of climate change, and smaller communities putting in the effort to make a change. We don’t have to be a big organisation to do impactful things, it can be done from each and everyone of us.
According to research, an average tropical tree can sequester about ~150kg of CO2 per year for a useful life span of 40 years (i.e 6,000kg per tree planted in 40 years).
Whether you are a school, organisation, or a community involved in a re-greening project, please reach out to us at email@example.com.