CUGE-HOR-3008 Skyrise Greenery Guidelines Series (Module 1): Rooftop Tree Planting & General Maintenance of Rooftop Greenery


CUGE is proud to present the Skyrise Greenery – Guidelines Series: Rooftop Tree Planting & General Maintenance of Rooftop Greenery. This is part of CUGE’s Training Series on Guidelines to continue our efforts in improving the overall horticulture standard of the landscape industry.


The module will provide an overview on rooftop tree and palm planting needs, and how these horticulture requirements are influenced by:

1) material selection
2) material placements
3) material dimensioning

The rationale behind these design recommendations will also be shared.  The course aims to impart to participants a realistic perspective on the many needs of trees and palms when planted on the rooftop, as well as the various associated architecture, loading and placement issues that need to be considered upfront during the project design phase, with the overall intention of encouraging feasible and manageable rooftop greenery design.


  • Introduction
  • Rooftop microclimate
  • Rooftop tree / palm size and weight
  • Rooftop tree / palm set-back
  • Rooftop soil quality and quantity
  • Rooftop tree / palm support systems
  • Group exercise
  • Summary / Wrap up

Classroom lecture, group discussion, brainstorming session, Q&A


  • Landscape architects and landscape designers
  • Landscape contractors, supervisors and managers
  • Horticulturists, arborists, engineers in both government and private agencies
  • Safety Inspectors
  • Facilities management personnel
  • Operation staff of industrial & business parks, institutions, hotels, country clubs and healthcare buildings


ISA Certified Arborist 3.5CEUs
ISA Municipal Specialist 3.5CEUs
ISA Board Certified Master Arborist – Practice 2CEUs
ISA Board Certified Master Arborist – Management 1.5CEUs
Certified Practicing Horticulturist 2CEUs
Singapore Institute of Landscape Architects (SILA) TBC
*Accredited points may differ for different sessions. Please refer to the latest mailer or contact our staff for more information. 

Course Fees (Inclusive of GST)

Full Fee




Fees include provision of training materials and refreshment.
*Terms and conditions apply.

Mr Poh Choon Hock is a researcher at the Centre for Urban Greenery and Ecology (CUGE) under the National Parks Board. His current focus is on skyrise greenery implementation and has shared at various workshops, courses and forums. Choon Hock has published several articles on skyrise greenery, including “Safe Design of Skyrise Greenery in Singapore” which was jointly authored with Dr Michael Behm and published in the magazine “Smart and Sustainable Built Environment” in 2012.

Mr Kyde Yong
Tel: 64650219


Please refer to CUGE website for the full terms & conditions.
1. Please note that your placement in the course/programme will only be confirmed upon receipt of duly completed online application forms and full payment of required course fees.
2. There shall be no unilateral cancellation or withdrawal from the course/programme once confirmation notice from CUGE confirming your registration for the course/programme is issued. There shall be no refund of course fees made by National Parks Board for any such cancellation, withdrawal or non-attendance of the course/programme.
However, subject to CUGE’s consent, applicants who are unable to attend a course/programme with valid reasons may request to defer their participation to a course scheduled for a later date or transfer their placement to a replacement participant nominated by the applicant. Such requests must be made to CUGE either by phone, email or in writing at least 3 working days before the commencement of the scheduled course/programme. Any request made to CUGE less than 3 working days before the commencement of the scheduled course/programme will not be entertained except at CUGE’s sole discretion.
3. National Parks Board reserves the right to change the details of, cancel or reschedule any programme conducted by CUGE including any change to the Trainers/Assessors, venue and the course fees if necessary or warranted by circumstances beyond our control by prior notice to you at the address / email stated in the application form.