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Oh! Woodman, spare that tree; In Youth it sheltered me

Does money grow on trees? Of course, you can’t find money in trees. But can you find trees in money? Well, you can –if it is the Singapore $5 note. Look at the back of the $5 note and you can find a picture of the famous Tembusu tree that grows in the Botanic Gardens. Retrievia Excerpts 2003-2004

Recently, this tree was honoured again. Look at the first stamp on the left.

The Tembusu is one of the “Heritage Trees” stamp-set issued in September 2002.

Retrievia Excerpts 2003-2004

Here in NIE-Jurongthere are lots of another Heritage Tree shown on the stamp. This is the Rain Tree (third stamp from the left).

Why are these trees called ‘Rain’ trees? Because the leaves fold when there is rain. (The leaves also fold towards evening time.)

What about the other 2 trees in the stamp-set?

The beautiful red one is ‘Flame of the Forest’ and the last one is ‘Kapok’.

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Tan Wee Kiat


Written by Ivan Chew

20 January, 2008 at 5:35 pm

Posted in Year 2003/ 2004