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    Trees of the Fort

    Trees of the Fort Tour

    Saturday, 19 May 2018 10:00 AM

    Did you know that a Kapok tree can grow up to 40 metres high? Let our guides bring you on a journey to find out more about our Heritage Trees and other beautiful trees like the towering Kapok, flaky Gelam and magnificent Madras Thorn!

    Singapore Botanic Gardens

    Heritage Tour

    Saturday, 28 Apr 2018 9:00 AM

    The Heritage Tour brings you through the Singapore Botanic Gardens, where Southeast Asia's rubber and orchid industries were born. Highlights include the Bandstand, sculptures in the Gardens, the Heritage Trees, the Main Gate, and the Saraca Stream Walk.

    Civic District

    Civic District Tree Trail

    Sunday, 27 May 2018 9:00 AM

    Journey through Singapore’s historic Civic District where you will be marveled by many majestic and interesting trees, some of which have witnessed the transformation and progress of Singapore through the years!

    Tree of the month (April 2018)

    The Rainbow Gum tree is aptly named after its multi-coloured bark, which sheds off unevenly at different times, showing the bright-green inner bark which matures into blue, purple, orange and then maroon tones. This particular tree stands prominently in Katong Park, and is the only Heritage Tree of its kind in the whole of Singapore!

    • Species:Syzgium grande
    • Common Name:Jambu Laut
    • Location:Katong Park

    The "Tree of the Month" will be awarded to the tree which has received the most number of virtual hugs over the previous month.

    Did You Know?

    Did You Know?

    There once stood a Sepetir tree (Sindora wallichii) in Changi, nicknamed the “Changi Tree”, that was so tall that sailors used it as a landmark for over 100 years! This tree was said to measure about 76 metres in height, but sadly, it was deliberately felled in 1942 as it was used as an artillery landmark for the invading Japanese army during World War II.

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    Did You Know?

    Did You Know?

    The flowers of the White Chempaka tree (Magnolia x alba) are so fragrant that its oils are distilled to produce perfumes! A popular tree in parks and gardens, this tree often fills the surrounding air with a distinctive sweet smell whenever it is in full bloom. Its white or cream flowers are especially fragrant after sunset.

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    Did You Know?

    Did You Know?

    Kampong Glam derived its name from the Gelam tree (Melaleuca cajuputi), which is also known as the Paper Bark Tree due to its white papery bark. Despite the soft appearance of its bark, this tree is a hardy species which can tolerate all sorts of tough conditions, and is even adapted to withstand fire!

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    Did You Know?

    Did You Know?

    Before rubber became an important cash crop in the early 20th century, processed latex was derived from native trees such as the Nyatoh Puteh (Palaquium obovatum). This processed latex, also known as gutta percha, was used by the Malays to produce knife handles, flexible whips, and even cable insulators for submarines!

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    Did You Know?

    Have you heard of the Handkerchief tree (Maniltoa browneoides)? This common roadside tree in Singapore is named after its prominent flushes of young leaves, which resemble soft white handkerchiefs hanging from the tree! However, these “handkerchiefs” do not last for long. Within a few days, they start to turn green and eventually harden into mature leaves.

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