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cypaq
23-04-2008, 01:53 PM
Just wondering: Why don't local councils plant fruit trees instead of useless palm trees for landscaping? I'm no horticulturist, but won't fruit trees like rambutan and manggoes offer both shades and juicy fruits? Won't this be great especially for the lower income household? Add a few durian trees and it will be paradise. :D

hhtee
23-04-2008, 02:33 PM
Just wondering: Why don't local councils plant fruit trees instead of useless palm trees for landscaping? I'm no horticulturist, but won't fruit trees like rambutan and manggoes offer both shades and juicy fruits? Won't this be great especially for the lower income household? Add a few durian trees and it will be paradise. :D

the fruits always get stolen if there are only a few trees. but I believe if they plant many many many fruit trees, there will just be enough for everyone :)

GreyShadow
23-04-2008, 02:39 PM
if the fruit is sour and no one is eating them, they will be left to riped until they drop, and becoming bombs to whoever passing below.

I see it more of a hazard to motorist. Imagine a durian dropping on your car while you drove past :D

La Vida Loca
23-04-2008, 03:40 PM
Riped fruits attract files, insects and squirrals which will leave half eaten fruits strewn all over the roads and then vehicles running over and squashing them. Quite unsightly la. This kampung styled landscaping not so suitable for Subang I think.

kelvinwkw
23-04-2008, 03:42 PM
Yes, Bees might be one of the major issue...

gtl
23-04-2008, 03:53 PM
i wud think fruit trees are more expensive to purchase and difficult to maintain unlike non fruit ones.
do agree that they shd plant fruit trees. let there be free fruits for all.

tupai
23-04-2008, 03:54 PM
... This kampung styled landscaping not so suitable for Subang I think.

Spore's newer township e.g. bedok/tempines, the local council planted mango trees along the main avenues (even some of the roads, leading to the MRT station). There the council flats got committee member/volunteers appointed to harvest the mangoes and distribute amgst the residents.
Only the committee appointed harvesters (armed with appropriate harvesting tools) are allowed to do their task at a given time/date.

Leaves and those half eaten (by tupais) dropped on the ground are cleared by the council workers. All very nicely organised, i'd say :)

Yang Ada Banyak tengok diorang BUAT KERJA latotupai

emw
23-04-2008, 04:22 PM
I think it's an excellent idea. My neighbours have lime and mango trees and I'm always envious. Unfortunately I have a black thumb. Being a plant in my house is like being on death row...
Ellen

racheljansz
23-04-2008, 06:05 PM
Riped fruits attract files, insects and squirrals which will leave half eaten fruits strewn all over the roads and then vehicles running over and squashing them. Quite unsightly la. This kampung styled landscaping not so suitable for Subang I think.
I agreed 100%! Not suitable for non gated community!
Aiyo, fruit trees along my house road gives so much problems!
During flowering season, the cars and roads are plaster with buds and small immature fruits.
Not yet ripe already attracting bats, birds and tupai-s!!!!
In the day time, cars parked under the trees get bombard with bird droppings, seeds, and half eaten fruits.
At night the only difference is bats droppings instead of birds.
The worst for me is it attracting tupai!!!!
Before no tupai, my rambutan tree is quite safe.
Now my rambutan harvest have drop by half!
Banyak susah la, these tupai.
Don't know how to get rid of them.
Have try rat traps, rat glue & netting.
now they start making home in my roof!
Any suggestion Yang Ada Banyak tengok diorang BUAT KERJA latotupai?

jand
23-04-2008, 09:10 PM
Banyak susah la, these tupai.
Don't know how to get rid of them.
Have try rat traps, rat glue & netting.
now they start making home in my roof!
Any suggestion Yang Ada Banyak tengok diorang BUAT KERJA latotupai?

Have you tried enticing them with bikes?

Anyway, I believe it's a good idea but better to have them at playgrounds and gardens rather than roadsides.

cypaq
24-04-2008, 08:40 AM
Good to know that the little red dot has done this.

I was wondering about planting fruit trees because of Earth Day. I agree that this should be done in parks. Planting them on road dividers are not practical, unless one like to eat carbon monoxide laced produce. :p

I don't believe that cost is a factor. Seeds from the fruits can be used to grow new trees. Imagine walking in a park, and picking fruits to eat.

My dad and his neighbours (who are retires) cleaned up a small empty plot of land (about 250 sq feet) overgrown with weeds, to plant fruit trees like papaya, lime and chili and other flowering plants. After harvest, they distribute the produce with the other neighbours. It's not much but it certainly build rapport.

EricK
24-04-2008, 10:27 AM
Spore's newer township e.g. bedok/tempines, the local council planted mango trees along the main avenues (even some of the roads, leading to the MRT station). There the council flats got committee member/volunteers appointed to harvest the mangoes and distribute amgst the residents.
Only the committee appointed harvesters (armed with appropriate harvesting tools) are allowed to do their task at a given time/date.

Leaves and those half eaten (by tupais) dropped on the ground are cleared by the council workers. All very nicely organised, i'd say :)

Yang Ada Banyak tengok diorang BUAT KERJA latotupai

Interesting , i was told that long ago Singapore used to plant fruit tree at housing area, but this lead to disagreements and fights as to who was entitled to the fruits and it was discontinued..

yvonnefoong
25-04-2008, 11:12 PM
If the community put planting fruit trees as the priority, they can mobilize the manpower and resources to maintain it. Instead of concerning themselves with issuing land permits and then summonses when there is not enough parking lots, they can just focus on pruning trees and sweeping leaves. Right?

We are too busy not by fate, but choice!

P/S: I wish for the authority to uproot Subang Square in SS15. Give us back the carpark!