Towering mechanical forest opens later this month in Singapore

It's been quite a year for artificial plant life, but Singapore has really branched out with its garden of solar-powered super trees that will reach up to 50 meters high. The Bay South garden, which is filled with 18 of these trees, will open on June 29.

The "Supertree Grove" comprises a fraction of the Gardens by the Bay, a 250-acre landscaping project. The 18 trees will act as vertical gardens with living vines and flowers snaking up the mechanical trees.

11 of the trees have solar photovoltaic systems to create energy for lighting and for heating the steel framework that will help cultivate the plant life growing on it.

They'll vary in size from 25 to 50 meters tall and will also collect water and act as air venting ducts for nearby conservatories.

The most amazing part of the man-made forest might be the size and scope of them, as they tower above the urban landscape they decorate.


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