India, the first time global host of World Environment Day, marked the occasion -- themed “Forests: Nature at your Service”. we at vriksha nursery decided to do our part to regenerate the ever diminishing urban forests in Mumbai.with the help of several dedicated co oprates and enthusiastic citizens we have managed to give out a massive ...wait for it....10,000 SAPLINGS IN DE LAST WEEK.
and thats not it we also helped save 19 trees from Axe wielding land hungry morons....while doing this i couldnt help but remember a line by the father of our nation who very rightly saidim posting a video of the transplantation of a massive coconut tree we prevented from being felled below.
the var of trees we helped saved were:
1) coconut -nos9 ht 17to 19ft
2)pisonia alba: nos 6 ht 12 to15ft
3)bahumia blackiana: nos 4 ht 12-15ft
The list of saplings is bigger and more varied...namely:
im writing below the basic care tips for saplings...though i explained in great details to everyone who came down to the nursery a large number of plants were given to clients and employees of :zee cafe,idbi,hsbc, stranded chartered,vodaphone,titan,tanishq,LG,CMD,CMS.
The after care of the saplings till they reach a certain age and height is essential. Though lakhs of saplings are planted by our government each year, a lucky few blossom as big trees. Once the rains cease, the saplings need to be watered regularly, protected from cattle and pests and insects, given manure. It will definitely help if residents take up watering in their nearby areas.Depending on the type of tree, it may take from 1 to 2 years for the sapling to become self-sufficient