Discovering trees at Sivan Park: report and photos

tree 1Nizhal, an NGO that promotes tree culture, organised a Tree Walk  on 10.01.10 at Sivan Park, K K Nagar.

Gargi Advaithi reports —
This was a diverse group of adults and children who had gathered to learn more about the trees in the park and find out how they can do more to protect tress, make K.K.Nagar greener and attract more birds other than crows and pigeons.
Prof. Devanathan, a  retired professor of botany from Presidency College Chennai, guided the group pointing out the unique features of each tree in the park.
As the enthusiastic group of young and old moved from tree to tree, curious joggers in the park joined the group.  Before winding up, all the participants agreed to meet once every month with an activity to promote tree culture in k.K.Nagar.
Free the Tree of SignBoards Campaign is the next event planned for February.
Interested volunteers contact  Nizhal  at 4204 5137 or email at nizhal.shade@gmail.com.

Gargi Advaithi reports —

This was a diverse group of adults and children who had gathered to learn more about the trees in the park and find out how they can do more to protect tress, make K.K.Nagar greener and attract more birds other than crows and pigeons.

Prof. Thevanathan, a  retired professor of botany from Presidency College Chennai, guided the group pointing out the unique features of each tree in the park.

tree 3As the enthusiastic group of young and old moved from tree to tree, curious joggers in the park joined the group.

Free the Tree of SignBoards Campaign is the next event planned for February.

V. Soundararani reports -

At K K Nagar’s Sivan Park there are the big nagalinga, neem, banyan, rain trees, sappota trees, gulmohar, varieties of peepul, accacia, pungai at this sprawling space. There are some ornamental trees like koondal panai (jaggery palm), which is mistaken for pakku maram generally, and creepers, and climbers which beautify the space.

A few college students like Pramod and seniors like Neela, were enthusiastic and showed interest in knowing more about the varieties of trees.

Dr. R. Thevanathan clarified that, the not so tall variety called Ashoka tree is not actually the Ashoka tree which is very few in number in the city.

Many kids like Mridula, Varsha, Ulaga Ilakiya, Ulaga Sangeetha, Aprameyan and Lakshmi Narasimhan took great interest in knowing more about the trees and even were able to share some useful information they knew of.

Padmini, a member wanted to take the activity to the community work wing of her office.

Shobha Menon, one of the founders, and trustee was at the walk and explained the objectives of Nizhal to many curious onlookers.

tree 2Interested volunteers contact  Nizhal  at 4204 5137 or email at nizhal.shade@gmail.com.

If you wish to be part of the local group please call 9445258328. More activities are lined up.

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