Just trying. If any of you know the Mayor of KK, or any tree enthusiasts, we have 10-year old raintrees to give away. Upto 5 of them, so Hub will still have a beloved one or two left in the garden. He loves his big trees, so do I and all surprised visitors because we live in an area still zoned under KK District.
The trees have grown so big, my FIL insists their roots are going to uproot the house. I just don't want to see them cut down, killed, after ten years. Trees, as Wey will tell you, make oxygen for us and take in carbon dioxide. They provide shade for us and home for those beautiful blue kingfishers I see very morning flying from tree to tree. Years ago about half a dozen big green and red parrots visited our trees daily.
This cutie flew in around 6:30 am one morning. His feathers were almost irisdescent blue, torquoise and green. Awesome.
I love the big raintrees in Singapore that line the roads, parks and every available land they have. In KK, they either don't plant trees or they plant those shadeless palm trees (try driving to UMS). This is Borneo, land of hundreds of thousands of tropical flora and fauna species and yet the city is bare. It's a shame! One of the most upsetting recent development is the Harbour City project in front of the Sutera Resort. That whole road can be a beautiful tree-lined boulevard, from the new flyover at Wawasan to the traffic lights to Kepayan but the new mall being built suddenly came up to the edge of the road, making it impossible for the road to be extended in future, let alone plant trees. Now that I'm on this topic, did you notice how Warisan Square just 'eats' onto the road?? And that multi-storey carpark in Lintas Plaza? Don't we have zoning?
What? Oh yes, I'm supposed to write on food. Remember, trees for free here but you have to dig them up yourself. Anyone? Any suggestion? Be a shame, no,a crime, to have to cut them down.