Frequently Asked Questions

Where will my trees be planted?

Your trees will be planted in the Lower Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary, Sabah, Malaysian 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 to the area and fruiting trees to provide ample food resources for the wildlife in the corridors.

Tree species planted:

  • Simpoh Laki (Dillenia excelsa)
  • Simpoh Gajah (Dillenia reticulata)
  • Bayor (Pterospermum elongatum)
  • Fig (Ficus sp)
  • Bangkal (Neonauclea subdita)
  • Lamba (Colona seratifolia)
  • Obah (Eugenia sp)
  • Obah Jangkang (Eugenia cerassiformis)
  • Ketapang (Terminalia catappa)
  • Kulimpapa (Vitex sp)
  • Tarap (Artocarpus sp)
  • Binuang (Octomeles sumatrana)
  • Obah Nasi (Glochidion sp)
  • Kayu Malam (Diospyros sp)
  • Laran (Neolarmackia cadamba)
  • Rambutan (Nephelium sp)
  • Nangka (Artocarpus sp)
  • Selangan Batu (Shorea sp)
  • Kerodong (Microcos sp)
  • Sengkuang (Dracontomelon)
  • Mengkupa (Psidium sp)
  • Kayu Terimah (Trema orientalis)
  • Salungapid (Mollotus muticus)
  • Seraya (Dipterocarpaceae)
  • Laran (Anthocephalus chinensis)
  • Apid Apid (Exoecaria indica)
  • Keranji (Dialium indum)
  • Talisai Paya (Terminalia copelandii)
  • Lokon (Croton oblongus)

How will I know if my trees are growing?

All 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 once 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 coordinates and a photograph of the planted tree.

How can I see my tree’s progress?

There are a few ways to do so! One would be to join us on our project. We’ll be able to bring you to the site where your tree has been planted. We’ll 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 pages on the progress of the tree planting sites.

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I don’t have any social media. How can I receive updates on my tree’s progress?

We’ll 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 a payment to purchase a tree?

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

Choose the amount of trees you’d like to plant. You can then proceed to the checkout page and follow the payment instructions as stated.

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

You’ll be able to choose multiples of 1, 3, 5 and 10. Once you’re happy with the number, you can proceed to the checkout page and make your payment. If you want to plant more than the amounts provided in our shop, please Contact Us.

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