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  • 1) Where will the tree saplings be planted?
    All tree saplings will be planted on reforestation sites at the Lower Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary. These sites have been allocated to APE Malaysia by the Sabah Wildlife Department.
  • 2) When will the tree saplings be planted?
    The tree saplings will be planted in batches of 200 to 300 trees each, on a first-come-first- served basis. The first 300 trees sponsored through the Bridges Plants Trees campaign will be planted in November 2022 while the next batch will be planted in January 2023. Sponsor now to ensure your trees are planted this year!
  • 3) Why should the tree saplings be maintained for 3 years after planting?
    The saplings will have to compete with fast-growing weed vines and tall grasses to survive. Leaving the saplings unattended even for a few weeks enables the weed vines and grasses to smother and deprive the saplings of sunlight, causing them to die. Maintaining the tree saplings for 3 years improves their survival rate by over 85%.
  • 4) What are the types of trees to be planted?
    The trees to be planted are native to the area, including fruiting ones to provide food for wildlife in the forest corridors. The tree species include: 1. Simpoh Laki (Dillenia excelsa) 2. Simpoh Gajah (Dillenia reticulata) 3. Bayor (Pterospermum elongatum) 4. Fig (Ficus sp) 5. Bangkal (Neonauclea subdita) 6. Lamba (Colona seratifolia) 7. Obah (Eugenia sp) 8. Obah Jangkang (Eugenia cerassiformis) 9. Ketapang (Terminalia catappa) 10. Kulimpapa (Vitex sp) 11. Tarap (Artocarpus sp) 12. Binuang (Octomeles sumatrana) 13. Obah Nasi (Glochidion sp) 14. Kayu Malam (Diospyros sp) 15. Laran (Neolarmackia cadamba) 16. Rambutan (Nephelium sp) 17. Nangka (Artocarpus sp) 18. Selangan Batu (Shorea sp) 19. Kerodong (Microcos sp) 20. Sengkuang (Dracontomelon) 21. Mengkupa (Psidium sp) 22. Kayu Terimah (Trema orientalis) 23. Salungapid (Mollotus muticus) 24. Seraya (Dipterocarpaceae) 25. Laran (Anthocephalus chinensis) 26. Apid Apid (Exoecaria indica) 27. Keranji (Dialium indum) 28. Talisai Paya (Terminalia copelandii) 29. Lokon (Croton oblongus)
  • 5) Can I choose the type of tree sapling to be planted?
    APE Malaysia will select the trees to be planted in consultation with local foresters and families who grow and supply the saplings.
  • 1) Why sponsor a tree through Bridges M&C?
    In addition to sponsoring 50 trees and three years’ maintenance of these trees to kick start the campaign, for every 10 trees sponsored through the Bridges Plants Trees initiative, Bridges M&C will be sponsoring an additional tree and three years’ maintenance of that tree.
  • 2) Who is APE (Animal Projects & Environmental Education Sdn. Bhd.)?
    APE Malaysia is a social enterprise focusing on wildlife and nature conservation. They are responsible for several projects such as the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre, as well as the Restore Our Amazing Rainforest (ROAR) initiative whose objective is to restore forest corridors which have been diminished by deforestation.
  • 3) What is the duration of the Bridges Plants Trees initiative?
    The Bridges Plants Trees initiative kicks off on 14 July 2022 and will end on World Earth Day, 22 April 2023.
  • 1) I don’t have a Malaysian or an MYR bank account. Can I still sponsor trees if my bank account is outside of Malaysia or in other currencies?
    Sponsors from outside Malaysia can support this initiative, as Stripe, our payment gateway accepts all major credit and debit cards.
  • 2) How many trees can I purchase throughout the campaign?
    You can choose to sponsor the 3-tree package and/or the 10-tree package. You can sponsor as many packages as you wish during the campaign i.e.; from 14 July 2022 to 22 April 2023.
  • 3) When will I receive my receipt, certificate and photos?
    Sponsors will receive their receipt within three working days upon payment. The personalised e-certificate and photo of the tree saplings will be issued via the email address provided by the sponsor after the saplings are planted within three to six months after payment. We will inform you as soon as they are ready.
  • 5) Is my sponsorship tax deductible?
    Although APE Malaysia’s projects serve critical environmental needs, sponsorships made to APE Malaysia are not tax-deductible. APE Malaysia is a registered social enterprise.
  • 6) Can I choose the name that goes on the e-certificate?
    You can include any name or names on the e-certificate, for as long as they contain 30 characters or less.

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