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Thursday, December 02, 2021

Delhi Trees


Trees of Delhi: Pink flowers in full bloom, Sunder Nursery's floss silk trees turning heads

November 17, 2021 11:43 am

The tree is commonly known as 'kurayjia' by gardeners in Delhi. It is also known as 'Resham Rui', for the cotton obtained from its fruits are used for making pillows for children.

Saptaparni: The hard-to-miss fragrant sentinel along Delhi’s roads around this time of the year

October 28, 2021 7:37 am

Almost every lane in the city has its own Saptaparni tree, and almost everyone feels differently about it. While for some, the fragrance is a harbinger of the festive season, others are taken back to childhood memories. For many others, the distinct smell brings with it bouts of allergic reactions and nausea.

Delhi: 1,091 trees to be cut for SPA's new campus at Vasant Kunj

October 04, 2021 11:44 am

The CEC report said the SPA project would benefit “the people at large” and help the institute increase its student strength from 1,200 to 2,800 in the next 10 years.

Tree cover, forest cover — How are the two different?

February 28, 2019 8:25 am

The Economic Survey of Delhi 2018-19, released last week, states that the capital’s forest cover has increased from 12.72% of its geographical area in 2015 to 12.97% in 2017, while its tree cover has increased from 7.48% to 7.62%.

Fact check: Transplanting trees, easier said than done

February 28, 2019 2:10 pm

The process of transplantation involves multiple steps and a tree cannot be transplanted from one location to another by just replacing it in another pit.

Plea against tree-felling: Supreme Court seeks AAP govt reply

September 19, 2018 1:58 am

A bench of Justice Madan B Lokur and Justice Deepak Gupta gave a week’s time to the state to reply to the plea filed by Kaushal Kant Mitra, an orthopaedic surgeon.

‘Redevelopment cannot happen without either cutting or transplanting trees... Do we want people to live in slums?’

August 29, 2018 2:44 am

In the process of redesigning the redevelopment plans for seven government colonies in South Delhi, chairperson-cum-managing director of the National Buildings Construction Corporation, Anoop Kumar Mittal, says they are conducting a tree census in Sarojini Nagar to find out the age, trunk girth and species of trees. 

Permission to fell trees for South Delhi project revoked, says Imran Hussain

July 07, 2018 2:57 am

The minister said the decision to withdraw permission was approved by L-G Anil Baijal, the approving authority under the Delhi Preservation of Trees Act, 1994.

Can’t leave Delhi to die... Not a single tree to be cut till further orders: Delhi High Court

July 05, 2018 2:23 am

If Delhi feels that development projects need to be dismantled, they will be dismantled, the Delhi High Court Wednesday told the authorities undertaking the proposed redevelopment of seven central government housing projects in south Delhi.

How many trees in Netaji Nagar? Citizen volunteers hope to find out

July 04, 2018 4:04 am

Armed with crayons, measuring tapes and copies of books on the Delhi trees, a group of around 20 citizen volunteers commenced their mission to conduct a census of the trees of Netaji Nagar on Tuesday evening.


'Musical' protest to draw public attention against tree felling in Delhi

June 30, 2018 10:25 pm

In the light of the recent controversy that surfaced after government's decision of felling trees for construction activity in south Delhi, a group of protesters gathered in the capital's Netaji Nagar to draw public attention towards conservation of trees.