A green ring of protection

What: It may be recalled that Anna Nagar went on a tree planting drive, with considerable support from several NGOs, welfare associations, the Exnora Club of Anna Nagar, the Greater Chennai Corporation and even the Forest Department. A few corporates such as BPCL New India Assurance contributed to the initiative by providing tree guards. Residents also participated by watering these roadside trees regularly. However, when platforms came up on the roads for pedestrians, the concrete slabs smothered these trees, preventing seeping of water or rainwater,thereby stunting its growth. Hence, a campaign was initiated to have these cement slabs replaced with perforated cement slabs.................Read more


Source: The Hindu

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