Sunday, April 05, 2015

Tropical rain forest in a shopping mall

A tropical rain forest has a four-layered structure consisting of a canopy of spreading tree crowns, under which fits an understorey of narrow-crowned juvenile trees, a shrub layer and a ground layer. I created such a forest in the 1 Utama shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur in the span of a few weeks in 2003. 

A description of the method is now published in the UTAR Agriculure Science Journal with pictures of the process. This can be viewed at the journal website