Trees of the Fort Trail

Estimated trail distance: 2 km

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Brazilian Ironwood, Leopard Tree (Libidibia ferrea)

Trees of the Fort Trail

3 loved this Trail

Estimated trail distance: 2 km

  1. Brazilian Ironwood, Leopard Tree (Libidibia ferrea)
Category
Nature
Organised by
National Parks Board
Number of points
1
Estimated trail distance
2 km

This walking trail introduces you to 25 beautiful trees in Fort Canning Park – an area of lush greenery and rich history.

The trees on this trail were selected for their interesting features that set them apart from other trees in the park. The Kapok, for instance, stands out due to its sheer size and thorny bark. The Malayan Banyan is a majestic sight with its aerial roots hanging down. One of the Madras Thorns you get to see here is Singapore’s largest to date. If you wonder how a tree looks like upside down, the Baobab is the tree to visit.

As part of NParks’ efforts to conserve mature trees in Singapore, several trees have been given the Heritage Tree status under Singapore’s Heritage Tree Scheme. There are currently 178 listed Heritage Trees, of which nine are in Fort Canning Park. Six of them can be seen along this walking trail.

Trail Points

  1. Brazilian Ironwood, Leopard Tree
    (Libidibia ferrea)
  2. Cannonball Tree (Couroupita guianensis)
  3. Sepetir (Sindora wallichii)
  4. Petai Kerayong, Kedawong (Parkia timoriana)
  5. Common Red Stem Fig (Ficus variegata)
  6. Kapok (Ceiba pentandra)
  7. Malayan Banyan (Ficus microcarpa)
  8. Baobab (Adansonia digitata)
  9. Paperbark Tree, Gelam Tree
    (Melaleuca cajuputi)
  10. Candlenut, Buah Keras (Aleurites 4
    moluccana) (Located next to Paperbark Tree)
  11. Madras Thorn (Pithecellobium dulce)
  12. Flame of the Forest (Delonix regia)
  13. Terap (Artocarpus elasticus)
  14. Sangkawang (Shorea sumatrana)
  15. Saga (Adenanthera pavonina)
  16. Rain Tree (Samanea saman)
  17. Petai (Parkia speciosa)
  18. White Chempaka and Orange Chempaka
    (Magnolia X alba and Magnolia champaca)
  19. Elephant Apple (Dillenia indica)
  20. White Gum (Eucalyptus alba)
  21. Common Pulai (Alstonia angustiloba)
  22. Jelutong (Dyera costulata)
  23. Chengal Pasir (Hopea odorata)
  24. Teak (Tectona grandis)
  25. Sea Beam (Maranthes corymbosa)