About the Movement
Find out what the OneMillionTrees movement is all about! #OneMillionTreesSG
The planting of one million trees
The OneMillionTrees movement is a nationwide effort to plant a million trees across Singapore over the next 10 years, bringing the number of trees in Singapore to more than 8 million.Launched in April 2020, this movement is a concerted effort to increase the number of trees planted throughout the whole of Singapore, including our streetscapes, gardens, parks and park connectors, nature reserves and nature parks, and more. NParks currently plants around 50,000 trees annually. By ramping up our efforts, this will improve our urban environment and enhance our resilience towards climate change, ultimately transforming Singapore into a City in Nature.
Trees play an important role in creating a liveable environment in our city. They serve as natural air filters, providing us with clean air. Denser tree canopies reflect radiant heat and cool our surface and ambient temperatures through shade and evapo-transpiration, and help to mitigate the Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect and climate change. Healthier forests also play a role in regulating the water cycle, slowing down floodwaters and cleaning the water that flows into our waterways.In addition, by providing cool and shaded environments that are conducive for physical exercise, active transportation and the communal use of green spaces, trees help to enhance the physical, mental and social aspects of community well-being.
Community is key
At the heart of the OneMillionTrees movement is the engagement and involvement of community. Beyond physically planting trees, members of the community can also be involved in designing planting plans, propagating native tree saplings, forest restoration works, outreach and education efforts, and initiating or facilitating events that contribute to the movement.
Corporate entities can also be part of this movement through the Plant-A-Tree programme, a fundraiser under the Garden City Fund, a registered charity and IPC established by the National Parks Board. You can donate to the cost of a young tree and plant it yourself. Email the Garden City Fund for more information and partnership opportunities at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A movement for the next generation
The planting of trees is often symbolic of one generation laying the foundations of the future, for the next generation to come.Through the OneMillionTrees movement, everyone can play an active role in building a City in Nature for future generations to enjoy. We look forward to work with you to co-create a more liveable Singapore for all, in which residents can live with and alongside nature, and in doing so, become better stewards of our living environment!