自然的方式 are routes planted with specific trees 和 shrubs to facilitate the movement of animals like birds 和 butterflies between two green spaces. These routes also connect areas of high biodiversity to urban communities, creates immediate habitats 和 bring nature closer to Singapore residents. Besides enhancing the living environment, these green corridors help create a greater appreciation of the rich biodiversity in our 城市性质.
自然的方式 are designed to replicate the natural structure of forests as far as possible. 树, shrubs 和 groundcover are planted along the streetscape to re-create habitats similar to those found in natural forests. Greenery along these routes are also enriched with flowering plants which attract butterflies 和 support their breeding.
The 自然的方式 are planned to include four important layers:
紧急层 ——雨林树木等 龙脑香科树. 在完全成熟, these trees provide food for canopy-dwelling insectivorous birds, 和 nesting sites for eagles 和 raptors.
树冠层 -现有的路旁树木. These trees provide shelter 和 food for insectivorous as well as nectar-loving birds 和 butterfly species, as some of these trees are flowering species such as 桂皮瘘 和 Tabebuia rosea.
下层木层 -较小的果树. These trees produce small berries that are food source for frugivorous or fruit-loving birds. Some of these trees are also host plants for butterflies.
灌木层 - comprising flowering shrubs that provide nectar for butterflies 和 some nectar-loving birds. Some of these shrubs are also host plants for various species of butterflies. This layer also provides a habitat for the insects 和 spiders that birds feed on. As most of these shrubs are colourful flowering species, 和 because of the wildlife they attract, this layer would also provide a visual treat to pedestrians 和 road users.
29. Jalan Jurong Kechil自然之路
30. Pasir Panjang自然路
31. Western Catchment-Southern Ridges 自然 Way
34. Toa Payoh自然路
Currently, there are 39 自然的方式 in Singapore, stretching 150km in total (as of FY20). 它们连接着滚球App丰富的地区, such as the Western Catchment (SAFTI Live Firing Area), Central Catchment 自然 Reserve 和 Bukit Timah 自然 Reserve.
By 2030, N公园 aims to increase this to 300km.
One key component of the 城市性质 vision is the introduction of more naturalistic l和scapes which attracts biodiversity, encourages ecological connectivity 和 enhances sustainability. The rewilding process is one way to achieve this. N公园 has been experimenting with rewilding for many years. This includes habitat enhancement 和 restoration in our parks, 实施“自然之道”, which are multi-tiered planting that resemble the natural structure of forests along our roadsides 和 other green spaces. Greenery in selected areas (such as Coney Isl和 Park, 游行吧生态绿色, 句容湖花园), 自然的方式 (such as Tanglin 和 Yishun-M和ai自然的方式s), 和 some slopes along expressways were allowed to establish naturally. 滚球App attracting shrubs replaced typical groundcover like grass 和 were judiciously maintained. This not only reduced the need for regular grasscutting, it also enabled biodiversity to thrive as l和scapes become more natural.
The 野化计划 will be rolled out progressively at 32 stretches of 自然的方式, 和 various other habitat areas in parks 和 green spaces over the next three years. Upcoming rewilding sites include those along Ang Mo Kio Ave 1, Kheam典当路, 老曹初康路, 及上汤姆逊道, 和 in parks such as Bedok Reservoir Park 和 Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park.