Club aims to green Ipoh city with planting of 100 trees

Perak Silver State Lions Club members proudly waving the Jalur Gemilang after the tree-planting ceremony at SMK St Michael in Ipoh.

IN support of the mission to make Ipoh a low-carbon city, Perak Silver State Lions Club aims to plant at least 100 trees in the city.

Club president Richard Ng, who is also Ipoh City councillor, said it had successfully planted around 28 trees since early this month.

“We planted another four trees at SMK St Michael, the cost of which will be borne by Ipoh City Council (MBI).

“The trees, namely Pongomia Pinnata and Peltophorum Pterocarpum, will grow and mature in about 10 years.

“They will be able to absorb at least 3,400kg of carbon dioxide,” he said after the tree-planting ceremony, which was followed by the waving of the Jalur Gemilang by club members.

“We have also planted some trees in Pasir Pinji and Tanjung Rambutan,” he added.

Ipoh mayor Datuk Rumaizi Baharin had reportedly said that the city council planned to make Ipoh a low-carbon city by 2030, where at least 1,500 trees would be planted every year.

Ng said each tree planted by MBI would come with a QR code.

“By scanning the code, the public will be able to access detailed information about each tree.

“It is linked to the city council’s award-winning Ex3 system, used for identifying trees in the city,” he said, adding that Ipoh has over 200,000 trees of different species.

Malim Nawar assemblyman Leong Cheok Keng, who was also present, applauded the initiative by the club.

“I am glad that during this difficult time, the club is still taking care of the environment.

“Hopefully, more trees will be planted in the future so we can have more greenery in the city,” he said.

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