HYDERABAD: Heartfulness Institute has successfully completed a milestone of translocating over 1,000 trees in just over a year, with the replantation of the latest batch of 120 trees – coconut trees aged around 15 years from Karur District, Tamil Nadu, it said.
Sixty trees in the recent batch arrived Kanha Shanti Vanam recently and the successfully replanted them within the Shri Ram Chandra Mission premises in Kanha Shantivanam, Hyderabad.
Kamlesh Patel of Heartfulness says, “One tree saved is equivalent to hundreds of them being planted.”
Relocation and replanting of mature trees is a complex, technical and often costly process. Trees are mostly displaced because of development, and need to be very delicately handled to ensure their survival.
The soil around the tree for a 4 to 5 feet diameter width and depth is first dug, then the roots are delicately cut, and the tree is loaded for transportation along with a huge quantity of soil. The process takes 1 to 2 months if a tree is successfully transplanted.
Green Kanha initiative is continuously save these trees from destruction, as well as planting new ones on a large scale.
Every year, across the country millions of trees are cut, creating a huge ecological imbalance and with it increased risks to the existence of the planet. Indiscriminate cutting of trees leads to immeasurable ecological, social, cultural, aesthetic and financial loss.