Volunteers plant 30 Casuarina saplings in Bagan Lalang

Nets Printwork Sdn Bhd held its fifth tree-planting project recently.

This time, the volunteers worked with Malaysian Nature Society’s (MNS) Environmental Interpretive Centre (EIC) to plant RhuPantai at Sepang Goldcoast in Bagan Lalang.

More than 40 participants, including the company’s employees, turned up for the annual tree planting event themed “Growing the seeds of Hope” to create public awareness on the importance of ecosystem and the people’s responsibility to conserve the environment.

Thirty 5ft-high saplings of the coastal tree of Casuarina spp. or known as RhuPantai, were planted in Bagan Lalang, a coastal town located 45 minutes away from the KL International Airport (KLIA). It is rich in mangrove biodiversity and coastal trees can be found growing along its sandy beaches.

The coastal trees act as a natural wind breaker that slows down the impact of the wind and to hold sand along the beach to prevent erosion.

The event started with participants gathering at the EIC conference hall where they were given a briefing on the biodiversity of mangroves and the various type of mangrove trees in Malaysia.

Later, a guide from EIC demonstrated on the way to plant the coastal trees in order to prevent damaging the trees as well as to ensure they could grow under strong wind condition.

In groups of four, the participants worked together to dig holes, plant the trees, build supports and water the trees.

The event ended with the participants receiving participation certificates for their hard work.

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