Date: 14 January 2020
Location: Taman Tugu
After propagating more than 3,000 indigenous Malaysian forest trees via our Taman Tugu Free Tree Society Nature Education Programme, we have given away 50 of these saplings to a school in Shah Alam.
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 to the school include Mangga telur, Angsana, Simpoh air, Delonix regia, Hopea odorata, Cassia fistula, and Szygium grande. These trees will be planted at the school compound by the students.
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 encouraging students to plant trees. According to the Green Earth Appeal, an average tropical tree can sequester a minimum of ~25kg of CO2 per year for a useful life span of 40 years (i.e 1,000kg per tree planted in 40 years).
Whether you are a school or an organisation involved in a re-greening project, please reach out to us at email@example.com.