Sapling Protection Action at Kranji Coastal Nature Park (Feb 2023)

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Sapling Protection Action at Kranji Coastal Nature Park (Feb 2023)

Sapling Protection Action (SPA) involves the maintenance of newly-planted saplings within the Kranji Coastal Nature Park

When and where

Date and time


Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve (Visitor Centre) 60 Kranji Way Singapore, 739453 Singapore

Map and directions

How to get there

About this event

Which ticket type should I choose?

There are 2 tickets types for this activity.

Please only choose "NUS MSc in Biodiversity Conservation" if you are part of Prof Roman Carrasco's 2023 class.


SPA is being conducted at Kranji Coastal Nature Park within the Sungei Buloh Wetlands Reserve. This will include removing competing vegetation, topping up soil and/or leaf litter around the stem base, installing stakes to help the newly-planted saplings stand straight while they strengthens their trunks, and replacing tree labels, where necessary.

This event is kid-friendly with adult supervision; i.e. children below 12 years old are welcome, but must come with adult(s).

The steps to SPA include:

  1. Scraping grass back from the sapling
  2. Hand-weeding persistent grass sprouts at the base
  3. Cutting off and clearing any creepers on the sapling
  4. Topping up leaf litter and/or approved soil mixture (ASM) around the base of the sapling
  5. Helping to stake newly-planted saplings to give them temporary support whilst they strengthen their trunks
  6. Replace old, broken or lost tree identification tags

Please take note

  • Participants MUST wear COVERED SHOES; without this, you will not be able to participate.
  • We strongly recommend that you bring sunblock, and a hat/cap to help shelter yourself from the sun. Arm coolers are useful too.
  • Bring at least 1 litre of drinking water - you will need it!
  • Have a hearty breakfast or bring some snacks to munch on and prevent exhaustion
  • Apply insect repellent; there are mosquitoes in the area.
  • Bring your own gloves, if you have a pair (we will supply otherwise)
  • Bring a change of clothes in case you get drenched or dirty after the muddy activity

We will share more details 2 days before the event date.

COVID-19 precautions

Safety is our priority. We will be working under prevailing COVID-19 safe management measures to keep everyone safe, responsibly.

On the day of the event,

  • you must be FREE OF FLU symptoms: DO NOT TURN UP if experiencing an elevated temperature, sniffing, a sore throat, cough or shortness of breath on the day of the event. Instead visit a GP if you have any of these symptoms.
  • wear your mask before leaving the house, as required by law.

When in doubt, remember that safety is our priority.