Friday, June 5, 2009

More trees will be destroyed by waves hitting shoreline

More trees will be destroyed by waves hitting shoreline
STOMPer Beachcomber is upset that the trees at Noordin Beach in Pulau Ubin are being destroyed by soil erosion, caused by the strong waves hitting the shoreline.

Says this STOMPer:

"These pictures were taken at Noordin Beach at Pulau Ubin on a sunny afternoon.

"Owing to the constant pounding of the waves from the Johor Straits there is serious soil erosion and now the tree roots are exposed.

"The tree is still erect but time is against its existence and soon the tree will go the way of its fallen neighbours.

"In the second picture, this big tree has fallen and though the soil is still holding the roots its survival is coming to an end in the near future.

"In the third picture, the tree has fallen down with the roots on one side and the trunk buried in the sand on the other side. In the background you can see the metallic fence that was erected to keep out illegal immigrants from Johor.

"Since Penggarang is near to Changi illegal immigrants might come in via sampans in the middle of the night."

Similar stories:
Waves seriously eroding our northern shoreline at Kranji Reservoir
Downpour causes soil erosion at Guilin

More trees will be destroyed by waves hitting shoreline
More trees will be destroyed by waves hitting shoreline

Related article: Waves seriously eroding our northern shoreline at Kranji Reservoir (31st May 2009)

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