On the previous occasion when the husband and I came to the Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park for fish feeding (an excellent way to use up those day-old bread if not eating them), we spotted some interesting trees at Bishan Park 1 surrounding the playground area which produced cones that resembled the Christmassy ones.
This particular spot of the park with the cone trees is in front of Blk 246 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3 as shown on the map above.
So we came back again on another weekend to do a walk and at the same time, cones picking.
It’s easy to spot the cone trees as you can see many big and small cones hanging off the branches.
This particular type of cone tree had smaller cones of more rounded edges.
We basically plucked the cones directly off the trees from branches that we could reach as there weren’t any fallen cones on the ground. But even if there were, I probably wouldn’t pick them up anyway cos’ there might be insects crawling out from within. Ewww.
I left the cones out to dry by the window where a little sun came through everyday for about 3 weeks or so and they totally turned brown like this. The pointy bits slightly split open as well.
And you can just use the dried cones for your art and craft projects or mix them with some potpourri to use as tabletop decoration like what I’ve done. It makes a perfect photography prop as well. Can even paint them in your favourite colours (or go au naturel), glue on some ribbon string on top and hang them on your Christmas tree next time. 😉