Malaysia is a Tropical Rainforest and to find trees that are over 300 years old is not difficult. One has only to step into the National Park or Taman Negara, or just the forest reserves outside the city, to see a giant jungle species that forms the beautiful crown of our rainforest. However, it is rare to find such a tree in the city, with development eliminating all that grows, making way for highways and high-rise buildings. The trees planted in the Lake Gardens more than a hundred years ago might not be as old as some in the forest but they are considered as our heritage trees, as they not only surpass our age but also implicate our history.
Brazil Nut Tree (Bertholletia excelsa)
The lone tree that stands tall and majestic on the gentle slopes leading to the Tun Razak Memorial steps came from the Amazon jungle.
Tembusu (Fagraea fragrans)
Tembusu trees can be found lining Jalan Tembusu and also dotting the open areas of the garden.
Mahogany trees lining Jalan Tembusu, opposite the Tembusu Trees.