Frequently Asked Questions (ROAR)

Where will my trees be planted?

Your trees will be planted in the Lower Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary, Malaysia Borneo as part of our ongoing reforestation project to restore and reconnect forest corridors for the wildlife.

Who will be planting my trees?

Your trees will be planted by the local community from the village. They are employed by APE Malaysia as field staff to work on our reforestation sites.

What trees will be planted?

We will be planting trees that are native and fruiting trees to provide ample food resources for the wildlife in the corridors.

Tree Species Planted:

  • Bayor (Pterospernum elongatum)
  • Sepat (Mytrogyna speciosa)
  • Simpoh (Dillenia sp)
  • Binuang (Neolarmakia cadamba)
  • Laran (Anthocephalus chineensis)
  • Kerodong (Microcos crassifolia)
  • Sengkuang (Drancotomelon dao)
  • Talisai Paya (Terminalia copelandii)
  • Tarap Hutan (Atocarpus sp)
  • Kayu Malam (Diospyros sp)
  • Sentul Hutan (Sondaraicun koetgate)
  • Durian (Durio sp)
  • Pelajau (Pentaspadon motleyi)
  • Obah Jangkang (Eugenia cerassiformis)
  • Ranggu (Koordersiodendron pinnatum)
  • Bangkal (Neonauclea sp)
  • Lamba (Colona seratifolia)
  • Apid Apid (Exoecaria indica)
  • Tangkol (Ficus sp)

How will I know if my trees are growing?

All the trees will be maintained by our field staff to ensure maximum survivability.

How long will it take for my trees to grow?

Saplings are planted when they reach a height of 2 ft. Within the first 2 years, the tree will grow to heights of more than 3 metres (approx. 10 ft) which reaches the understorey canopy level . To form a suitable tree canopy of more than 8 (approx. 26 ft) meters, it will take about 10 years.

What will I get for the contribution to this initiative?

All contributors will receive an e-certificate with the GPS point and a photograph of the planted tree.

Can I see the progress of my trees?

There are a few ways to do so! One would be to join us on our project. We will be able to bring you to the tree planting site where your tree has been planted. We will also update you at the end of the one year period with a photograph of the site. Lastly, we will provide regular updates through our social media page on the progress of the tree planting sites.

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I do not have facebook or any social media. How can I be updated on the progress of my trees?

We will email you at the end of the one year period with a photograph of the site. Feel free to drop us an email if you’d like to know more about the tree you planted!

How do I make payment to contribute to the initiative?

For Malaysians, you can purchase through SHOPEE or our SHOP.
For International customers, please visit our SHOP.

Choose the amount of trees you would like to plant. You can then proceed to check out and follow the payment instructions as stated.

I would like to plant more trees? How do I do that?

You will be able to choose multiples of 1, 5, 10 and 20. Once you are happy with the number, you can proceed to checking out and making payment. If you want to plant more than the amount, please Contact Us

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