Tuesday, February 24, 2009

'Instant trees' to add greenery to our concrete jungle

'Instant trees' to add greenery to our concrete jungle
We have heard of instant coffee and instant photographs. So why not instant trees to help beautify out city, says a STOMPer.

He says:

"This picture was taken at Queen Street where a new building was nearing completion.

"The new building is surrounded by Queen Street, Manila Street and Victoria Street.

"I saw some workers unloading the so-called 'instant trees' from a lorry and placing them on the sidewalk.

"The trees had short roots and the bases were covered with black plastic bags to hold the soil in place.

"As the newly-planted trees did not have strong roots, they were held in position by supporting them with wooden poles tied to the stems.

"Later when the trees are fully grown and leaves have sprouted the poles will be removed.

"Those trees planted a few weeks earlier had already sprouted new leaves.

"If we can have instant coffee and instant photographs, why not instant trees to bring some greenery to our concrete jungle."

'Instant trees' to add greenery to our concrete jungle
'Instant trees' to add greenery to our concrete jungle

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