For the next five months, every Saturday, about 5,000 students from various schools and colleges will be seen measuring trees on the streets of the city. The students are part of an exercise to develop a census of the tree population in Greater Chennai, which extends from Tambaram to Avadi.
The students will be guided by Botany professors and post-graduates from Women's Christian College, Madras Christian College and the Presidency College. The National Green Corps volunteers are also part of the activity. Armed with a guide book prepared by the Forest Department, the students will fan out in batches of five across the city and measure the girth and height of each tree.....Read More