The following article tells the story of the Rainforest Reconstruction Project, a joint project between Tanglin Trust School and the Singapore Botanic Gardens.
The project led to the Tanglin Trust School Rainforest Nursery being set up, with a grant from the TTS Foundation. The full story is narrated by Jaz Heber Percy, a Tanglin student who, as part of her CAS project, worked closely with Elango Velautham from the National Parks Board. The idea has caught on and a new set of Tanglin Trust School students, led by Elango, has recently planted a second nursery at the British High Commission. Also, on 21 March our Head Team safely transferred a 'dipterocarp' sapling from Tanglin's Rainforest Nursery to a new home by Gate D. Dipterocarps are an excellent framework species to encourage biodiversity in tropical forests, so this planting is a significant moment in the development of the Rainforest Renewal Project.
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