MORE Tecoma and Tabebuia trees will be planted around Ipoh as part of the city council’s plans to provide more shade and beautify the city.
Datuk Bandar Datuk Zamri Man said the council hopes to add another 1,000 trees from both species to the existing 190 Tecoma trees in the city centre.
“This will be done after the end of the current dry season.
“The council also hopes to get property developers to help us in our mission to beautify the city by planting these trees at their project sites,” he said.
Zamri added that the existing Tecoma trees that were planted around the city about 20 years ago are growing very well.
“In fact, the ones along Jalan Hospital have the most captivating blooms and are being called the Sakura of Ipoh,” he said.