Singapore to plant 170,000 more trees in industrial estates over the next 10 years – CNA


SINGAPORE: The National Parks Board (NParks) will plant 170,000 more trees in industrial estates over the next 10 years, nearly tripling the current tree population of 90,000, announced National Development Minister Desmond Lee on Monday (Oct 26). These will come up to 260,000 trees by 2030, said NParks and JTC in a media release, adding that the trees will be planted in a “multi-tiered manner”. The companies stated the goal is to cool these enterprise zones, which are some of the hotter areas in Singapore, and improve air quality.” At the same time, this will develop a more conducive and appealing workplace by bringing the therapeutic results of greenery better to peoples work environments,” they stated..

A broad-leafed Mahogany Heritage Tree near Seletar Aerospace Park. (Photo: NParks).

NParks and JTC aim to have 44,000 trees on Jurong Island by 2022. (Photo: NParks).

Hampstead Wetlands Parks is a 3.2 ha green area located in Seletar Aerospace Park. (Photo: NParks).

” The information that will be collected through these sensing units will support continuous research projects, and help us to establish much better greening methods to cool our city,” stated Mr Lee.The tender for the environmental sensors will be called by the end of 2020. When the remaining 21,000 trees have been included, the overall number of trees on the island by 2022 will be 44,000.

According to Mr Lee, the trees will be planted along roadways and will be made to resemble the “feel and look of natural forests”.”( It will be a) planting regime thats more intensive, that greens up the location more, enhances it but likewise looks for to duplicate a few of the forest structures that we see.” They will likewise provide pedestrians with shade and reprieve from the heat,” stated Mr Lee, who was speaking at a tree planting occasion on Jurong Island where he and other community partners planted an overall of 100 trees.This belongs to the One Million Trees movement announced previously this year, where NParks said it intends to plant one million trees in Singapore by 2030. NParks had actually also announced that it planned to plant 100,000 trees in industrial estates – now as much as 170,000 trees.MORE GREEN SPACES, ENVIRONMENTAL SENSORSBy 2030, there will be 100ha of brand-new green areas, like parks and roadside plant, in Seletar Aerospace Park, Punggol Digital District, Sungei Kadut Eco-District and Jurong Innovation District.This, in addition to “intensive tree planting” under the One Million Trees movement, will alleviate the Urban Heat Island result, stated NParks and JTC.One example of a freshly included green area is the 3.2 ha Hampstead Wetlands Park at Seletar Aerospace Park, opened in April this year.” Complemented by a minimum of 10 hectares of roadside plant, visitors are able to get closer to nature. The Wetlands Park has actually proven to be popular with visitors consisting of locals from other parts of Singapore,” stated NParks and JTC.NParks and JTC will continue to add green spaces, including a minimum of 56ha of parks, park ports, roadside plant and Nature Ways – paths with particular plants to help with the motion of butterflies and birds – in Sungei Kadut Eco-District by 2030. They will connect the Sungei Kadut Eco-District to close-by green spaces, like those within the Sungei Buloh Nature Park Network and the Rail Corridor.Meanwhile, NParks will release a network of environmental sensors in the Jurong location, including Jurong Industrial Estate and Jurong Island, to collect information on ambient temperature, relative humidity and wind speed.

These will come up to 260,000 trees by 2030, stated NParks and JTC in a media release, adding that the trees will be planted in a “multi-tiered way”. NParks had actually likewise announced that it prepared to plant 100,000 trees in commercial estates – now upped to 170,000 trees.MORE GREEN SPACES, ENVIRONMENTAL SENSORSBy 2030, there will be 100ha of brand-new green areas, like parks and roadside plant, in Seletar Aerospace Park, Punggol Digital District, Sungei Kadut Eco-District and Jurong Innovation District.This, along with “extensive tree planting” under the One Million Trees movement, will mitigate the Urban Heat Island effect, stated NParks and JTC.One example of a recently added green space is the 3.2 ha Hampstead Wetlands Park at Seletar Aerospace Park, opened in April this year.” The data that will be collected through these sensing units will support continuous research study projects, and help us to establish much better greening techniques to cool our city,” said Mr Lee.The tender for the ecological sensors will be called by the end of 2020. When the staying 21,000 trees have actually been included, the total number of trees on the island by 2022 will be 44,000.

” Trees planted on Jurong Island are picked for their hardiness and dry spell tolerance, and capability to add colour, vibrancy and shade to the island,” said NParks and JTC.More than 70 companies and organisations from the Jurong Island community have actually contributed to its greening, by contributing around S$ 740,000 to support more than 2,400 trees on the island.” The close partnership we have here is a good example of how we can all become stewards of greenery and nature, for our houses, our neighbourhoods and our work environments,” stated Mr Lee.This material was originally released here.


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