Monday, April 12, 2010

Sick and dying trees at Jurong Park Connector must be saved

 Sick and dying trees at Jurong Park Connector must be saved
Many of the trees that line the pathway at Jurong Park Connector have been stricken with disease and are in danger of dying out, says STOMPer Rambler, who is worried about the state of the park.

These trees are important to park users as they provide shade for those walking or jogging along, he says.

In an email, Rambler says:

"Last week I went for a ramble at the Jurong Park Connector, which begins at the Jurong Town Hall Rd and ending at Yuan Ching Rd.

"To my surprise, I noticed that the trees look unhealthy and stunted.

"I went nearer to take a closer look and found that the leaves had yellow and black "bubbles" on the surface.

"The leaves must have been infected by some disease which I hope the arborists in NParks could enlighten me about.

"NParks officials could do something to save these trees as they provide shade for joggers and ramblers who love the fresh air at Jurong Lake."

 Sick and dying trees at Jurong Park Connector must be saved
 Sick and dying trees at Jurong Park Connector must be saved
 Sick and dying trees at Jurong Park Connector must be saved

Related post: Please save the dying trees at Jurong Park Connector (9th March 2009)

These appear to be galls formed by some sort of insect. Whether or not these are serious enough to pose any threat to the survival of the trees, I cannot say.

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