Who is going to protect them?

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This is one of the Locust tree in Singapore Botanic Gardens, name Hymenaea courbaril. It is a common species in tropical America and used it in furniture, flooring and for decorative purposes.

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Beside tall and widely spread in radius and this tree is also protected by lightning protection system. It safeguards the tree from damage due to lightning.

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The tree shades us from rain and sun, and giving us oxygen without any pay back. So what is in our mind when we look at him under his unconditional love and protection?

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Are we able to feel grateful about that? Being protected and protect them in return?

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32 thoughts on “Who is going to protect them?

    ladysighs said:
    March 17, 2013 at 12:25 am

    It always angers and saddens me to think of all the wasteful, useless and harmful activities man engages in.
    But at the same time I am encouraged because I also read of those who want to do creative and helpful things for the earth.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      March 17, 2013 at 9:16 pm

      I get you! You are so nice! Thanks! 🙂

    kaligrafinusantaraonline said:
    March 17, 2013 at 12:31 am

    Very Nice…

    Gretchen Del Rio said:
    March 17, 2013 at 1:53 am

    What a majestic tree. Hopefully we do feel grateful. I am enthralled with your botanical gardens.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      March 17, 2013 at 9:18 pm

      Thanks! More to come! 🙂

    jrosenberry1 said:
    March 17, 2013 at 3:22 am

    Beautiful trees — gorgeous colors on the trunk!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      March 17, 2013 at 9:21 pm

      I believe this tree is more than 100 years!

        jrosenberry1 said:
        March 18, 2013 at 2:44 am

        I’m glad it’s still around … it’s a treasure.

    bert0001 said:
    March 17, 2013 at 3:38 am

    Trees always fill me with awe and being grateful. I love the beech and oak trees here around, and planted two oak trees before I got 20. Now they rise higher on my father’s and my granmother’s land. The latter having become my property till another tenant on this earth will take responsability.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      March 17, 2013 at 9:28 pm

      I heard oak is the oldest tree in the world. I have never seen any oak tree in my life.
      But I personal walk into one huge tree in Taiwan, compare to the size of the tree I am just like a Hobbits! 😥

        bert0001 said:
        March 17, 2013 at 9:41 pm

        Sydney Fong responded:
        March 17, 2013 at 9:56 pm

        Thanks, Bert! You are helpful and nice! 🙂

    pujakins said:
    March 17, 2013 at 3:40 am

    I love trees, all trees, and revere their majesty and beauty. Thanks for this sharing, Warm Regards, Tasha

      Sydney Fong responded:
      March 17, 2013 at 9:29 pm

      You are welcome! Tasha!

    shiroknowes said:
    March 17, 2013 at 6:54 am

    Love trees and we urgently have to do something for them, all together, starting to go into nature and make an simple walk and you immediately notice that we are nothing without them……they are the base they are everything, beauty and breath !

      Sydney Fong responded:
      March 17, 2013 at 9:42 pm

      Today, I spent half an hour a walk in the forest. While enjoying the trail I begin to feel so sad about the trees are leaving us soon.
      Cause there are some residential developments going to start soon!
      Some time I just can’t bear to see all these green gobble up by steel and concrete…:(

    likeitiz said:
    March 17, 2013 at 8:03 am

    Let’s hope that as we move towards paperless communications, we will kill less trees. However, I know this is just one aspect of the problem. We need to not just keep hearing about climate change. We need to change how we do things—radically.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      March 17, 2013 at 9:47 pm

      If I have a piece of land, I will only allow nature to step in, able to let them breath safely and freely! 🙂

        likeitiz said:
        March 17, 2013 at 10:28 pm

        But you still won’t isolate the air the trees breathe.

        Sydney Fong responded:
        March 17, 2013 at 10:59 pm

        Then my land maybe an island! Wow! Such a big dream! 🙂

        likeitiz said:
        March 17, 2013 at 11:07 pm

        Dreaming is one of our freedoms!

    melanietoulouse said:
    March 17, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    Ni hao ma! 🙂 I did ask myself the same question in Costa-Rica last month… Our planet can’t survive without trees!
    Thanx for your wonderful post! My very best & friendly greetings… Have a great week!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      March 17, 2013 at 9:54 pm

      Thanks, Melanie! Wo hen hao!- I’m fine! Let’s hug trees and tell the world don’t split us up! 🙂

    kelihasablog said:
    March 18, 2013 at 4:41 am

    What a beautiful tree.. Don’t think I have ever seen one of those before, but it’s beautiful … Great work once again Sydney! 😀

      Sydney Fong responded:
      March 18, 2013 at 10:11 pm

      You are great too! My sweet lady! 🙂

    Indira said:
    March 18, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    Beautiful tree. People in their greed destroying forest, very sad. They do so much for us still no gratitude from our side.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      March 18, 2013 at 10:05 pm

      Yes, I feel the same like you! It take 50 or may more to grow a tree like this!
      And it takes less than a min to put that down! 😥
      Who is going to help them? 😦

    petit4chocolatier said:
    March 18, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    Beautiful and magnificent.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      March 18, 2013 at 10:07 pm

      Since chocolate said that, it must be true! 🙂

    guttermutt said:
    March 19, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    WOW – What an incredibly beautiful tree!!!!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      March 19, 2013 at 9:10 pm

      Yes! I’m glad I spotted this tree where not many people notice it! 🙂

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