Tree Walk Trivandrum is a group that was born out of the campaign to protect the trees in the city.
Called as the ‘Evergreen city of India’ by Mahatma Gandhi, Trivandrum is blessed with the sight of huge beautiful trees scattering all over the city. Sadly, many trees in the city are cut down in the name of urbanization. The harsh summer is a proof that the green reserves of the city are fast depleting. To protect the trees from being cut down, a group of tree lovers in the city decided to form an organization called ‘Tree Walk Trivandrum‘.
Tree Walk Trivandrum is a group that was born out of the campaign to protect the trees in the city. Twice or thrice a month the group meet at some part of Trivandrum where it is shady with trees. Then the group take a walk down the road, looking at the trees on either sides, identifying them and spreading awareness about the different trees around us.
Tree Walk Trivandrum is conducting another ‘Tree Walk’ on 5th May 7am from the Senate Hall gate to PMG junction. Anyone who wish to join the walk are welcome.
The first ‘Tree Walk’ was held in May last year along the 300-metre Old-Collectorate-Vanchiyoor stretch.
“There are a few inevitable processes related with urbanisation but we are trying to draw attention to the fact that hardly any policy-making takes into account certain aspects regarding the preservation and cultivation of trees.” said Anitha one of the conveners of Tree Walk Trivandrum.
Many cities in India such as Mumbai, Pune and Chennai also have similar organizations that work towards protection of trees. Tree walk organization helps people to understand how man and nature can have a symbiotic existence. The city needs its trees. Join the Tree walk on 5th May.
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