He needs a clutch

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tembusu crutch 01

I spotted a Tembusu tree in the forest walk near Alexandra Arch.  This tree specie is one of the most distinctive in Singapore.  It can grow up 10m high.

tembusu crutch 02

The tree could be distinguished with its unique perpendicular branches and it has an ability to survive in poorly drained clayey soils.  Apparently, this tree in the picture shows sign of growing downward, as it it’s carrying a clutch of its own.  This could be helped by the exterior support or may be this is nature’s unique way of survival!

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8 thoughts on “He needs a clutch

    The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap said:
    April 30, 2013 at 12:15 am

    10 miles high?! Hard to imagine that.

      The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap said:
      April 30, 2013 at 12:17 am

      Did I misread what the “m” was for? Is it meter? Mile? lol, should have asked that first. Still the idea of a ten mile high tree… OMG!

        Sydney Fong responded:
        April 30, 2013 at 12:25 am

        Haha! Is 10 meter! 🙂

        The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap said:
        April 30, 2013 at 12:28 am

        I get the stupid award today! lol What does that say about my advance science degree?! So funny. 🙂

    kelihasablog said:
    April 30, 2013 at 11:00 am

    You have the coolest, most interesting trees there! This is lovely! thank you for sharing 😀

      Sydney Fong responded:
      May 1, 2013 at 12:36 am

      You are most welcome, Keli! 🙂

    guttermutt said:
    May 1, 2013 at 1:53 am

    WOW!!!

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