I Did Not Know We Have a National Tree

We call it the ‘Merbau’ aka Malacca teak, Borneo teak

Merbau Tree. Photo by Reuben C. J. Lim on Flickr

Merbau tree is a strong, sturdy towering tree. It is similar to the pine trees of the West. It was named the national tree of Malaysia in 2019.

But shame on me. I did not remember hearing this announcement. How did I miss it when it was all over the news.