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Heritage Trees of Singapore Botanic Gardens

August 30, 2011

Majestic mature trees are the natural heritage of Singapore and serve as important green landmarks of our Tropical Garden City. They help to create a sense of permanence and identity to the place we live. It takes decades and in some cases, more than hundreds of years for these trees to mature gracefully in our landscape.

As Singapore progresses, there is a danger of losing these mature trees. In view of this concern, the Heritage Trees Scheme was announced on 17 Aug 2001 with the objectives to conserve and to educate the community on the importance of protecting our mature trees.

In support of this initiative, a Heritage Trees Fund was established by The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (HSBC), with an initial donation of $125,000. The Fund is used to implement a conservation programme to safeguard our Heritage Trees and to promote appreciation of our natural heritage. Some of these programme initiatives include installation of lightning conductors, interpretive signages, and putting in place a nomination scheme for the community.

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Heritage Trees In The Gardens

Eleven trees in the Singapore Botanic Gardens were selected as National heritage trees in August 2002. The trees are in the table below:

S/no
Species
Location
Girth Size (m)
Height (m)
1.
Lawn J
4.8
24
2.
Lawn C (within redevelopment site of Tanglin Core)
6.8
24
3.
Lawn O
6.2
43
4.
along edge of footpath, Palm Valley
5.3
32
5.
Lawn F
4.7
32
6.
within National Orchid Garden
5.4
32
7.
Liane Road
6.5
47
8.
Lawn E
7.8
30
9.
within National Orchid Garden
5.2
32
10.
in front of Visitor Centre
5.0
32
11.
Ceiba pentandra (Kapok Tree)
Beside Holttum Hall
6.9
38
12.
Hevea brasiliensis (Rubber Tree)
Behind Green Pavilion
2.6
15
13.
Inocarpus fagifer (Tahitian Locust Tree)
Behind JBCG carpark
4.0
15
14.
Pentadesma butyracea (Tallow Tree )
Healing Garden, behind House 5
3.2
25
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