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Delhi Trees


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.

Delhi: Not enough compensatory plantation, Hussain revokes permission granted to cut trees

July 04, 2018 3:56 am

The Delhi government has “revoked all permissions” granted with respect to existing unfelled trees, said Delhi Environment Minister Imran Hussain, in a note to Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal.

No tree for a tree

July 03, 2018 12:12 am

Loss of mature trees cannot be made up by planting new ones. Forest Department shows how not to grow a forest.

Delhi Underground: Going green

July 02, 2018 3:10 am

At a press conference held by the National Buildings Construction Corporation (NBCC), where it addressed questions regarding tree felling for the redevelopment of government colonies in south Delhi, journalists were given small pots of different plants.


'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.