200 Shorea albida (Alan) saplings were randomly selected and tagged in the nursery for planting at Badas peat swamp forest.
Our Badas Team leaders (Asri, Hazimah, Naqibah, Suhailah, and Wardah) hard at work!
Planting Site Preparation
Hard labour work that includes site planning, demarcating the planting plot, digging and staking of planting holes, acclimatising the saplings, and clearing the vegetations to create trails for tree planting participants in Badas peat swamp forest.
The planting site was prepared swiftly and skilfully thanks to the experienced team from Forestry Department!
Badas Tree Planting 2021 was officially launched on 25th Feb 2021 by Yang Mulia Puan Noralinda Hj Ibrahim, Acting Director of Forestry Department at the Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism. The ceremony was also attended by Dr Abby Tan Chee Hong, Assistant Vice Chancellor (Research) at UBD, Hj Osmera Hj Othman, Head of HSE and Security, BSP and Hj Mohd Jaafar Hj Awang Bakar, Corporate Manager, BSP, and the Brunei Darussalam Climate Change Secretariat.
The launching ceremony to kick start Badas Tree Planting 2021 was a success!
Planting with Volunteers
Volunteers from UBD, BSP, FD, and Wetlands International (WI) came together to plant and record height and stem diameter of the Alan saplings.
Thanks to the hardworking team and the amazing volunteers, we have successfully planted 200 saplings in 7 days!
First Month (Apr 2021)
After 1 month, 58 out of 200 saplings were recorded dead. In short, the survivorship is 71% after 1 month of planting in Badas peat swamp forest. However that, there was promising growth of new leaves observed on the live saplings!
At the same time, fertilisers (urea and triple super phosphate) were applied to the Alan saplings as part of the experiment.
The next post-planting period will be in early June 2021 so stay tuned for it!
Badas Tree Planting Team
The organising team comprises of:
Project leads: Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) and Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD)
Main Sponsor: Brunei Shell Petroleum (BSP)
Main collaborators/advisors: Brunei’s Forestry Department (FD), Wetlands International (WI), and Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
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