Thursday, Feb 02, 2023

Delhi Trees


Can Delhi's Central Ridge be rid of the invasive kikar tree? Conservators try a fresh approach

July 30, 2022 9:17 am

There would be an average of 150 to 200 kikar trees on one hectare in the Ridge, officials say. The slow process of removing them is likely to go on for several years.

Delhi cannot afford to lose 77k trees, says HC, seeks response from forest dept

July 12, 2022 7:30 am

Justice Najmi Waziri asked the forest department to file an affidavit on the missing data, and also respond to the submission regarding three trees being lost every hour in Delhi under official sanction.

Majestic old trees in Delhi succumbed to strong winds because of concretisation, callousness of officers: HC

June 03, 2022 10:40 am

The bench of the Delhi High Court said that the city witnessed “extensive devastation” to its vegetation caused by the thunderstorm.

With invasive species and soil degradation, Delhi is slowly losing its dhau trees

December 22, 2021 9:27 am

At the Aravalli Forest Nursery, which is being run by BNHS and the Delhi Forest Department at the Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary, dhau is one of the focus species, the saplings of which are being grown now.

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.


'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.