11 July 2024

Over a million trees have been planted in Bangkok since June 2022, and efforts are underway to expand green spaces to enhance the absorption of pollutants, according the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA)’s spokesman.

Aekvarunyoo Amrapala said the “One Million Trees” project, initiated by Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittipunt, aims to create green spaces and dust-filtering ‘walls’ across the city, by planting one million trees within four years.

The project has received broad collaboration from the public and private sectors, as well as the people.

As of July 2nd, the spokesman said over 1.2 million trees had already been planted, with district offices planting the most (804,791), followed by state enterprises (110,670), the BMA’s Environment Department (75,436), other BMA’s departments (9,759) and the general public (2,281).

The trees include 349,011 perennials, 471,624 shrubs and 182,302 climbers.

Aekvarunyoo said the BMA appreciates all sectors’ involvement and encourages continued collaboration to plant two million trees citywide.

Individuals and organisations interested in planting can ask for trees from the Environment Department, by calling 0-2203-2975, and can track the progress and health of the trees at https://tree.bangkok.go.th.