What is the purpose of the Supertree Grove?

What is the purpose of the Supertree Grove?

Supertree Grove They are vertical gardens that perform a multitude of functions, which include planting, shading and working as environmental engines for the gardens.

Where are the supertrees in Singapore?

Bay South garden
The colossal solar-powered supertrees are found in the Bay South garden: it is part of a 250-acre landscaping project – Gardens by the Bay – that is an initiative from Singapore’s National Parks Board that sees the cultivation of flora and fauna from foreign lands.

How do you get to Supertree Grove?

Getting to Supertree Grove

  1. Alight at Bayfront MRT Station (CE1/DT16)
  2. Take Exit B and follow the underground linkway.
  3. Exit and cross the Dragonfly Bridge or Meadow Bridge into Gardens by the Bay.

What are the supertrees in Singapore made of?

The grove consists of 18 Supertrees which are made from reinforced concrete and wrapped in a steel frame. While the trees are not wood, they do have planting panels which are installed along the trunk of the tree. This creates a living skin of plants that cover the entire tree trunk.

How does supertrees work?

To generate electricity, 11 of the supertrees are fitted with solar photovoltaic systems that convert sunlight into energy to provide lighting and water technology within the conservatories below. The integrated system of cool conservatories and ‘Supertrees’ showcase the application of sustainable energy solutions.

What are the fake trees in Singapore called?

Giant man-made “supertrees” in Singapore will now provide electricity. The 18 fake trees, some nearly 165 feet tall, which were opened to visitors on June 29, make up a project from Singapore’s National Parks Board called Gardens by the Bay, an effort to bring plants from all over the world to Singapore.

What is so special about Gardens by the Bay?

Gardens by the Bay is a huge, colourful, futuristic park in the bay area of Singapore. Among the standout features are the famous Supertree structures. These offer an impressive skywalk over the gardens, with oversized seashell-shaped greenhouses that recreate chilly mountain climates.

What is the best time to visit Gardens by the Bay?

When is best time for visiting Gardens by the Bay? Visit on weekdays to avoid the crowds. Alternatively, pay a visit towards the early morning or the evening when it is cooler. The Cooled Conservatories stay open till 9 pm and have a different atmosphere after dark.

What is a Supertree?

A supertree is a single phylogenetic tree assembled from a combination of smaller phylogenetic trees, which may have been assembled using different datasets (e.g. morphological and molecular) or a different selection of taxa.

Is Singapore man made?

Since it became an independent nation 52 years ago, Singapore has, through assiduous land reclamation, grown in size by almost a quarter: to 277 square miles from 224. By 2030, the government wants Singapore to measure nearly 300 square miles.

How do Supertrees work?

Called Supertrees, they behave as vertical gardens – generating solar power, acting as exhaust air towers for nearby conservatories, and collecting rainwater on this island in Southeast Asia, just south of the Malay Peninsula.