Adding to green shade in PJS 9

To more greenery: Yeoh (centre) planting a sapling with help from Wan (squatting beside her). Looking on are Mohd Noor (right) students and residents.

PJS 9 residents and Sunway University students have planted 30 trees at a green lung along the New Pantai Expressway (NPE).

In conjunction with the tree-planting activity, 10 residents took part in a cycling event to promote a healthy lifestyle.

The event was organised by the Zone 2 Residents Committee (JKP) and PJS 9 Rukun Tetangga (RT).

JKP secretary and PJS 9 RT deputy chairman Mohd Noor Ahmad said this was one of the many activities the residents committee had organised.

Last week, PJS 7, 8 and 9 residents organised a rat-catching activity.

Mohd Noor said the green lung was a favourite spot among residents as many like taking walks in the shade of the trees.

“The Eugenia trees, sponsored by the Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ), are used as a sound barrier and the trees help to reduce air pollution. Hopefully, MPSJ will maintain the trees periodically.

“Some residents would plant their own trees but some plants are not suitable and could damage drains,” he said.

Subang Jaya assemblyman Hannah Yeoh added Bucida trees were also suitable and sometimes planted along the main roads.

“Subang Jaya is surrounded by many highways, which results in more air pollution. Hence, we plan to plant more trees this year,” she said.

She lauded the students from the Sunway University volunteers’ club.

“They are the one and only university student group that participates in community activities,” she said.

Also there was MPSJ councillor and Zone 2 Residents Committee chairman Wan Hock Leong, who said there would be a tree-planting event in PJS 7 next month.

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