She also restored the original Precinct of Mut, the ancient great goddess of Egypt, at Karnak that had been ravaged by the foreign rulers during the Hyksos occupation.It later was ravaged by other pharaohs, who took one part after another to use in their pet projects and awaits restoration.
This was the first recorded attempt to transplant foreign trees.
Later pharaohs attempted to claim some of her projects as theirs.
She employed the great architect Ineni, who also had worked for her father, her husband, and for the royal steward Senemut.
It is reported that Hatshepsut had these trees planted in the courts of her mortuary temple complex.
Egyptians also returned with a number of other gifts from Punt, among which was frankincense.