Thursday, Dec 01, 2022



Are trees talking underground? For scientists, it’s in dispute.

November 08, 2022 2:05 pm

Few recent scientific discoveries have captured the public’s imagination quite like the wood-wide web — a wispy network of fungal filaments hypothesized to shuttle nutrients and information through the soil and to help forests thrive.

Is palm oil the wonder plant it is made out to be?

July 24, 2022 9:03 pm

They have many benefits but the cultivation of palm oil also leads to widespread exploitation and environmental degradation.

How many kinds of palm have you met?

July 13, 2022 8:12 pm

From flora to our food, furniture, and to spank mischievous schoolboys with, palms are a way of life.

Mumbai: BMC to launch special drive to remove concrete structures around trees

April 13, 2022 2:29 pm

Officials from the Gardens department of the BMC informed that the drive will be carried out between April 18 and 23 under the ‘Vruksh Sanjeevni Muhim’ initiative.

What makes a tree throw a party for every bird, insect and animal in this flowering season

March 17, 2022 1:12 pm

The flower goblets of the red silk cotton brim with the finest nectar, replenished almost every evening, for all to savour.

HC orders Haryana not to cut trees for widening road

January 19, 2022 1:43 am

🔴 In his PIL, advocate HC Arora said that the Haryana government was planning on cutting down 1,137 trees for the purpose of widening the link road. Out of the total, 175 are pine trees while the rest are Khair trees.

Mahua to be sold as 'heritage liquor' in Madhya Pradesh; experts call for a GI tag, too

November 23, 2021 6:05 pm

"There is such an amazing alcohol wealth that we have in our country that is not celebrated"

Less vibrant fall colours: How climate change is affecting leaves

September 30, 2021 2:13 pm

The spread of diseases and invasive pests and the northward creep of tree species are all factors tied to warming temperatures that could make for less vibrant fall colours

BBMP, NGO plan to revive Bengaluru's tradition of naming bus stops after trees

September 10, 2021 7:20 am

BBMP Special Commi­ssioner for Estates, Horticulture, Storm Water Drains, Horticulture and lakes, B Reddy Shankar Babu told The Indian Express that the civic agency would support the project.

Some 30% of global tree species at risk of extinction: Report

September 01, 2021 10:11 pm

According to the State of the World's Trees report 17,500 tree species - some 30% of the total - are a risk of extinction, while 440 species have fewer than 50 individuals left in the wild.


Flowering trees in bloom at 'garden city' Bengaluru are a sight to behold; see pictures

April 09, 2022 4:34 pm

It is said that the flowering trees were first introduced by the German botanist Gustav Hermann Krumbiegal

Mumbai trees infected by Mealybugs

November 05, 2014 3:05 pm

Mumbai has approximately 3,000- 4,000 rain trees in the city, of which 500 are infected by Mealybugs mainly in Dadar, Bandra, Andheri and Kandivali areas.