Plant those trees!

I got this from a friend and thought that it would be great if all of us could participate!

Yesterday itself, a friend and I were talking about Bangalore’s depleting tree cover to make way for more and wider roads. She had mentioned that just planting another tree in place of a 100-year old tree that has been chopped off or uprooted, definitely doesn’t make up for the damage. But in the face of what’s going on, even a small gesture like that is better than nothing, I feel. It can’t compensate for the damage, but it’s the least we can do for our future.

It reminded me of this news I’d got from a friend, about a lady called Janet who plants trees.

You can have a tree planted on someone’s behalf to commemorate a birthday, anniversary, ceremony, or just another day you’re glad to be alive. So far she’s planted over 650 trees…She’s looking for people who can become members of her charitable trust and contribute 100 rupees per month.

She’s also trying to get in touch with companies to see if the corporates can accommodate her mission – The Rajanet Yegneshwaran Charitable Trust.

She plants trees anywhere and everywhere – sidewalks, schools, churches, company compounds, houses… If you know any place where there’s place for a tree, get in touch with Janet on 9845449703.

Spread the word. The rest will follow…

2 Comments so far

  1. Jagannath Moorthy (unregistered) on July 31st, 2007 @ 9:15 pm

    We had a drive for planting trees that was organized in our apartment residents in HSR Layout. It was arranged through the Forestry department and cost 200 rupees per tree. In total, we got over 300 trees planted.

    Of course, they still didn’t make up for the four massive trees that were cut down last year at the Cambridge Public School junction in HSR

  2. Ravi (unregistered) on August 1st, 2007 @ 12:16 pm

    Thanks, Anita. I know of one place opposite which I’d like 2 or 3 trees to come up. My house! :)

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