1,500 trees to be planted in 'Trees to Green' project
SHAH ALAM: About 1,500 trees will be planted at the public park in Alam Impian, here, under an ambitious greening project to turn it into a mini forest.
The "Trees to Green" project is a collaboration between the township's developer I&P Group Sdn Bhd and the Forest Research Institute of Malaysia.
I&P Group chairman Tun Ahmad Sarji Abdul Hamid said the project was part of its corporate social responsibility initiative to enhance the park's landscape.
The project is the group's second effort after a similar initiative in 2010 in Bandar Kinrara.
He said 50 different types of forest tree species including meranti, gelugor, pulai, jelutong would be planted.
"The trees can reach up to 20 metres when fully grown.
"We also plan to increase the density of trees, add plants to the water edge and suitable aquatic plants at the lake area."
He said pockets of trees would be planted at suitable locations within the park to give a pleasant environment for recreational activities.
Sarji said that the project, launched by the Sultan of Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah, would be completed in September this year.