ONE MILLION TREES MOVEMENT
The One Million Trees movement aims to restore nature back into our city through the planting of more than a million trees across Singapore over the next 10 years. Community is key to the success of this movement – so join us to play an active role in the greening of Singapore!
To date, we have planted 80,167 trees across Singapore!
Webinar – Seeds and saplings: Nurturing the next one million trees
In November 2020, we joined Ang Wee Foong and Zaki Jamil from Pasir Panjang Nursery to find out what goes on behind the scenes in NParks’ largest nursery. Learn about how trees are propagated and grown before they are planted across Singapore, and get a glimpse into the varied aspects of the work involved, from day-to-day nursery processes to the collection of plant material in the field. If you missed this, check it out on the NParks youtube channel, or via our Video Resources tab.
The greening of Singapore’s industrial estates
On 26 October 2020, Mr Desmond Lee (Minister for National Development) announced that about 170,000 trees will be planted in Singapore’s industrial estates as part of the One Million Trees movement, together with around 100 hectares of new green spaces. This was accompanied by a tree-planting event on Jurong Island, where 100 trees were planted by Mr Lee, JTC’s partners and residents from the Boon Lay Ward – making this the first community tree planting in an industrial estate as part of our movement!
Virtual Tour – Revealing our Roots: Trees of Singapore (Primary & Secondary Forests)
In October 2020, we launched our virtual tour video series, Revealing our Roots: Trees of Singapore on the NParks YouTube channel. Join us in Episode 1 as we bring you around Bukit Timah Nature Reserve to learn more about primary and secondary forests, and the fascinating trees found there. Check it out under our Video Resources tab!
Video – Benefits of Our Trees
Trees provide a range of benefits for our City in Nature, such as helping to cool down our surroundings and regulating our climate. Check out our video on the NParks YouTube channel, or via our Video Resources tab, to learn more about all the good that trees do for us!
Singapore Scouts Association tree planting at East Coast Park
In September 2020, scout leaders from the Singapore Scouts Association participated in a tree planting session at East Coast Park, as part of the One Million Trees movement. The team planted a total of 30 trees from 5 coastal tree species: Buchanaia arborescens, Cleistanthus malaccensis, Horsfieldia irya, Planchonella obovata and Syzygium syzygioides. These trees were planted as part of East Coast Park’s greenery intensification plans to further enhance the coastal landscape.
Video – How To Plant A Tree
Learn how to plant a tree with us and our volunteers in this step-by-step video, and take the first steps towards transforming Singapore into a City in Nature! Check it out on the NParks YouTube channel, or find it on our Video Resources tab!
Singapore Wildcat Action Group tree planting at Pasir Ris Park
In October 2020, members of the Singapore Wildcat Action Group (SWAG) got into action and planted trees around the heronry at Pasir Ris Park, as part of habitat enhancement efforts to protect the heronry. While maintaining safe distancing, the two groups of 5 volunteers planted a total of 56 trees of 8 different species including species that are tolerant of salt sprays such as Intsia bijuga, Calophyllum wallichianum and Rapanea porteriana.
Bioblitz cum Habitat Enhancement tree planting sessions
In September 2020, as part of the annual Nationwide BioBlitz cum Habitat Enhancement programme, held in conjunction with the Festival of Biodiversity, a series of habitat enhancement sessions were held across Singapore. Over 400 trees, from more than 35 species have been planted across 13 green spaces across Singapore! Together with our volunteers, community groups, and members of the public, we have been making steady progress to make Singapore our City in Nature. All tree-planting activities were conducted in groups of not more than 5, and participants adhered to safe distancing measures throughout the session.
Webinar – Greening our nation: Evolution of tree planting in Singapore
In September 2020, we kickstarted the One Million Trees webinar series by finding out about Singapore’s incredible greening journey. Our first webinar featured Mr Tee Swee Ping (NParks Coordinating Director of Streetscape) and Dr Adrian Loo (NParks Group Director of Conservation).
Participate in the One Million Trees movement via TreesSG!
You can now participate. Sign up for our mailing list to receive regular updates, share with us about an initiative that you would like to champion, plot your own tree and upload your photos onto the TreesSG interactive map, and keep track of our collective progress towards the one million trees target using our tree counter – all through our website!
All activities will be carried out in accordance with prevailing safe distancing measures.
Start of community activities for One Million Trees movement
In August 2020, Mr Desmond Lee (Minister for National Development) and community representatives planted various coastal and back mangrove species at sites within the new Sungei Buloh Nature Park Network. The network consists of various complementary habitats that collectively strengthen the conservation of our core wetland biodiversity along Singapore’s northwestern shore. Small group community planting activities also took place through the months of July and August within the network. Native trees such as Palaquium obovatum, Buchanania arborescens, Fagraea auriculata and Sindora wallichii were planted as part of habitat enhancement efforts.
All activities were carried out in accordance with prevailing safe distancing measures.
Green Wave is one of the activities offered as part of the Biodiversity Week of Schools, organised by NParks’ Community in Nature initiative, in commemoration of the International Day of Biological Diversity on 22 May 2020. It is an ongoing global biodiversity education project aimed at raising awareness about biodiversity, and the importance of protecting our natural environment. This year, about 8000 students from over 130 schools engaged in active stewardship of the environment through the OMT movement, by planting either Ardisia elliptica or Rhodomyrtus tomentosa within their campus.
Launch of One Million Trees movement
In April 2020, the One Million Trees movement was symbolically launched by Mr Desmond Lee (the then Minister for Social and Family Development and Second Minister for National Development) on behalf of the community, through the planting of a native Kempas tree in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. This tree symbolises our commitment to integrate nature into our city, and our hopes for future opportunities to engage the community in this collective effort.
One Million Trees movement announced during Committee of Supply
During the Committee of Supply debate on 4 Mar 2020, Mr Desmond Lee (who was then Minister for Social and Family Development and Second Minister for National Development) announced that NParks will be launching a One Million Trees movement, as part of NParks’ efforts to transform Singapore into a City in Nature. The community will be key to the success of the movement, and thus far, some 100 individuals and more than 100 groups/organisations have pledged their support.
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Participate in an upcoming activity
Join us in our upcoming activities to get involved in our One Million Trees movement! From online activities to physical plantings*, there is something for everyone. Everyone can make a difference, and we look forward to your participation!
*All activities will be carried out in accordance with prevailing safe distancing measures.
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