By: Wong Tuan Wah (Author), Koh Soon Kiong (Author), Duncan Sutherland (Author), Aileen T Lau (Author)
136 pages, 400+ colour & b/w photos and colour illustrations
Since 1860 the Istana or Government House Domain formerly a nutmeg estate has provided 100 acres of green oasis in the centre of Singapore. Trees Of The Istana with 400 illustrations traces the history of the gardens and shows how the hundreds of trees have become a diverse arboretum and sanctuary for human beings and many species of birds and wildlife. Personalities and events which have shaped the Domain's development are discussed and many of the 70 tree species are illustrated and described. Policies related to staffing, planting and maintenance are reviewed and it is shown how the trees, visited by the public on festivals, provide a sanctuary for birds and other wildlife while demonstrating tree care and horticulture of the highest quality. Bibliography.
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