Mature trees are the natural heritage of Singapore and serve as important green landmarks of our 城市性质. These trees help us to identify with and stay rooted to the place we call home. Like our 城市性质, these trees take decades to mature gracefully and beautify our landscape. With Singapore’s rapid development, it is important to conserve our national heritage.
文物树木计划, 于二零零一年八月十七日公布, advocates the conservation of Singapore’s mature trees. 支持这一倡议, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (HSBC) helped to fund and kick-start a conservation programme that safeguards and promotes appreciation of our natural heritage. The programme now includes initiatives such as the installation of interpretive signage and the setting up of a nomination scheme for the community.
In 2016, a total of 20 Rain Trees at Connaught Drive were endorsed as 传统的树木. This "Avenue of 传统的树木" has the largest number of trees in a single avenue endorsed under the N公园' Heritage Tree Scheme.
There are 260 传统的树木 in the Heritage Tree Register.
Anyone can nominate a tree to be a Heritage Tree. Nominations for the 2022 Heritage Tree Scheme cycle are now open and will close on 30 June 2022. Nominations received after this date will be considered for the 2023 cycle.
Click here to nominate a Heritage Tree today!
Nominated trees will be inspected before being considered by the 遗产树面板, which consists of members who have a broad diversity of expertise.
Qualifying criteria for a tree to be endorsed as a Heritage Tree includes:
- a girth (trunk circumference) of more than five metres; and/or
- botanical, social, historical, cultural and/or aesthetical value.