As tall as 16-stories, there are 18 Supertrees in Gardens by the Bay, Singapore. Admission to Supertree Grove is FREE but there is fee to walk the Skyway.
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Náš první velký výlet... Singapur 🖤 Krásné město, krásná místa ☺️ Marina vyšší než Eiffelova věž, neuvěřitelné, co tady dokázali vybudovat 🤭 Zítra prozkoumat více památek a snad i k pláži se konečně dostaneme :) #singapur#marinabay#supertrees#cleancity
Gardens by the Bay is by far the most inspiring place in Singapore. This place was also my favorite bc it doesn't only show you can integrate green technologies in the cities, but also they can be the best tourist attraction.
Basically you have three main attractions there: the Supertrees (on the pictures), the Flower Dome and the Cloud Forest. The two domes reproduce different ecosystems and are home to more than 250,000 species of rare and endangered plants.
The whole place is an example of sustainability by a biomass plant that uses horticultural waste to produce heat and energy, as well as fertilizer in the form of ash. The waste heat is captured to regenerate a liquid, which serves to dehumidify the air before it is cooled for the domes' air conditioning.
The air evacuated from the domes is channeled to the Supertrees which serve as breeding grounds for birds and insects. These structures are covered with over than 160,000 plants and a rainwater harvesting system. They also have photovoltaic cells to harvest solar energy to light them up during the night. 🌼🌻🏵️🌸🌹🌷🌺
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Singapore on vierailun wörtti! Totally worth the visit, bucket list stuff all day long with our local guide/host Maija. Thanks a lot. Täällä on turvallista, ystävällistä, lämmintä 33° ja puhdasta. Me suomalaiset pidämme Suomea puhtaana kolkkana. Singaporen kadut ovat puhtaampia kuin Suomen kaupungit tai kansallispuistojen laavut. Missään, ei missään ole roskia. Pitäisi katsoa peiliin jos yritetään myydä Suomea puhtaana maana. Täällä saa max. 10 000$ sakot roskaamisesta. Kannattais ottaa mallia. Viiden miljoonan asukkaan suurkaupunki on kaduiltaan puhtaampi kuin Rovaniemi tai stadi. #singapore 🇸🇬 #supertrees#supertreegrove#city#marinabaysandshotel#asia#maikunmatkat#turismi#tourism#bucketlist#bucketlistshit
Welcome the Singapore!! Incredible authentic international food from everywhere can be found in this city, their eco technologies are out of the this world, AND they have these unreal supertrees!
Loved this city, and will be returning in the near future! .
Bits & pieces, weathering and lights galore. I keep finding small stuff to do that turns into an all day thing but everything comes together eventually. I picked up more lights for the company store and the work lot for the mine complex. Everything looks great on the store save for the small light bleed on the front door, a small thing to fix but I couldn’t resist saying no to a photo. I planted down some small camping figures on the hill in the corner and added a few trees. When all is said and done it will be a cool picture location looking down into the clearing at the mine.
I pushed out two cars from weathering yesterday, this time using only washes. A spot covered boxcar and a flat car that’s been under the control of an abusive and neglectful owner.
While all this has been going on I’ve been forcing myself to work on the massive amount of tree cover for the hills, purposefully choosing a very tedious way of application just to give me something to do. Every one of the individual clumps has been applied by hand with CA and I won’t be doing it this way ever again LOL!
What are you working on currently? And do any of you have a tutorial you’d like to see put together? I have a lot of fun doing them for everyone. Happy Friday folks!
The city of the future, Singapore has some crazy architecture. A cheeky drone shot of these supertrees!
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Let’s talk about current events I’m excited about. For a millenia, the spread of civilization has meant the steep decline of the planet’s ecosystems. Finally, it feels like we’ve reached a point where the tide has begun to turn and metropolitan areas are welcoming greenery back into their cities. The Gardens by the Bay were on my bucket list for exactly this reason. Singapore has made an incredible “re-greening” effort and now looks less like a city with gardens, but rather, a city WITHIN a garden. This grove of “super trees” is one of their notable achievements. The hundreds of thousands of plants that comprise these epic, 16 story tree-like structures bring the city cleaner air, ecological diversity, and refuge for wildlife. The addition of solar panels on the top provide a sustainable energy source. My favorite part? It’s completely soil-less. These super trees are comprised of over 200 species of bromeliads, orchids, and ferns that, yup, don’t need soil at all to thrive. Innovations like these make me excited for a brighter, greener future 💪🏼🌳
These Supertrees are iconic to Singapore and are actually even cooler than they look! The 18 supertrees are vertical gardens with over 158,000 plants currently growing on them. They are built to mimic real trees: fitted with solar cells that power the nightly light shows, an irrigation system that collects rainwater and an air ventilation system for the nearby conservatories. Plus they make you feel like you’re in the movie Avatar 🌚
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The beautiful supertrees at the gardens by the bay are stunning and worth seeing both during the day and at night, when they have an amazing light and sound show.
There are 18 of these supertrees which were designed to mirror the form and function of mature trees. Each supertree is about as tall as a 16-storey building.
11 Supertrees have canopies embedded with environmentally sustainable functions.
Some will have photovoltaic cells to harvest solar energy for lighting up the Supertrees. Others are integrated with the Cooled Conservatories and serve as air exhaust receptacles.
Over 158,000 plants comprising more than 700 species and varieties of bromeliads, orchids, ferns and tropical flowering climbers have been planted on the 18 Supertrees.
⚛️ A tree stump that should have died is being kept alive by neighbouring trees that are funnelling water and nutrients to it through an interconnected root system. The finding adds to a growing understanding that trees and other organisms can work together for the benefit of a forest.
Sebastian Leuzinger at the @autuni , New Zealand, and a colleague were hiking through a forest track west of Auckland when they noticed a single tree stump with living tissue growing from it. Curious about how it was surviving without green foliage, they decided to put several continuous water monitors in the kauri (Agathis australis) stump and in two nearby adult trees of the same species. Over the following weeks, they found a relationship between the water flow in the trees and the stump. This meant that when the neighbouring trees would evaporate water through their leaves during the day, the water movement in the stump remained low. But when the trees were dormant during the evening, the water would begin circulating through the stump.
Similarly, when it became overcast or rainy and the water flow dropped in the trees, it picked up in the stump. In healthy trees, water flow is largely driven by evaporation, but without leaves the stump’s water flow was bound by the movements of its neighbours.Along with a growing awareness of the way fungi help trees exchange carbon and other nutrients, this relationship undermines the notion of trees as individuals or distinct entities. “And that dramatically changes our view of forest ecosystems as ‘superorganisms’,” says Leuzinger.
To read full article please follow the LINK in our BIO or the following link:⬇️ https://www.newscientist.com/article/2211209-tree-stumps-that-should-be-dead-can-be-kept-alive-by-nearby-trees/
Image Credit: Bader and Leuzinger
Journal reference: iScience , DOI: 10.1016/j.isci.2019.05.009
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