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Find alternatives to save trees while widening highways, says High Court

The Karnataka High Court asked the Karnataka State Highways Improvement Project (KSHIP) of the Public Works Department to come out with alternative ways to widen certain stretches of State Highways in Tumkur division so that all 4,153 trees identified need not be cut. A Division Bench comprising Chief Justice D.H. Waghela and Justice B.V. Nagarathna issued the direction while hearing a public interest litigation petition initiated suo motu by the court based on a letter written by Arun Kumar G. from Tumkur complaining about felling of 4,153 trees in the division. The court in July last year...

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Planting trees to save wildlife

The positive point of planting more and more trees is to reduce pollution. It not only helps human beings to survive but also provides the animals to live a healthy and safe life. For large number of animals trees means home. Today large number of trees is cutting down which results in the deforestation. Planting more and more trees should be the motto of life in order to save the life of animals. We cut trees for our own use without knowing their harmful effects for the future. Large numbers of animals like tiger, gorilla, peacock and many more wild animals are killing at a very fast rate. T...

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save our trees

First of all we need to think about ourselves. People’s carbon footprint is steadily rising and there is no way to counter this especially with the decline in forest areas in the world. Help us help you to reduce this footprint by planting a life bearing tree. Every person on average need a tree covered area of 25m X 25m to produce enough oxygen to breath. I know that this is not the only way that oxygen is produced on the planet but would it not be nice to know that you have a direct way to contribute to this need. Another advantage that the trees will give you is the absorption of pollutants...

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WHY NOT TO CUT TREES

There is a reason why we read so many material on web and otherwise about not cutting tree. Most of us are too lazy to read thru it though. Here is “why you should not cut trees “in short version. 1.Trees emit oxygen and use carbon dioxide – we can’t live without oxygen and by using carbon dioxide, trees help rid of some CO2 harmful gases 2.Cutting trees down causes loss of animal habitat, which sometimes makes certain animals migrate to another area (not their natural habitat) and disrupts the ecosystem there (like the beetles in B.C.) 3.Trees are not renewable per say – yes, you can replant...

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GO GREEN AT HOME

In the era where everything is fast, everything has become dangerous as well. We are planning on our own extinction. By killing earth; by killing our only home. Some theorists still believe that if we control our life and lifestyle we could still save what is left on the planet. Going green has become mandatory instead of us choosing it. Here are some ideas that you can use at home to become a green citizen of earth. Start your own garden, in your backyard or terrace. A small herb garden will save you money and make you green citizen. Start using CFL blubs. They are good for the environment...

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Go Green in Office

We are living a life of consumerism. We spent most of our time in our office to buy thing that we don’t need but we want. And changing that philosophy of living is next to impossible. What we can do is reduce the side effects of our life style on earth so that we have a place to live tomorrow. Being a Green Citizen is something that is in our hand. We can do it at home and we can even do it in our office. Employer and employee both have to go hand in hand to implement these methods and process that will be able to help earth breath a better air. Here are some ideas on how to go about it. 1.Sta...

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Go Green Furniture

Some of us love our furniture and for some it’s merely something that is there due to necessity. If me make the right choices in the furniture and make it as environment friendly as possible, we will be doing our home planet a huge favour. The new age designers inspired by modern sustainability movement are coming up with some beautiful eco friendly furniture. Here we will give out some ways with which you can make the right choice about the furniture you buy. Eco friendly furniture is innovative and cost effective at the same time and can light up your home. So here are some tips on how u can...

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How to Save Trees

We all have seen many write-ups on why we should save trees, very few on how. As we know with the amount of deforestation in the current era, if we don’t replace the tress and stop deforestation there will be a time, when we won’t have oxygen emitting trees, in other words “End of world”. So let’s talk little about how to save tree. We already know the basic things like planting more trees and recycling. Planting more trees is the best way, but it takes more way too many years for the sapling to be a fully grown oxygen emitting tree. So we can’t depend on just planting trees, again that doesn’...

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Plastic Eating Shrooms

Among all the major cause of fears about earth closing down, landfill of plastic is a predominant one. Plastic is everywhere, it has become such a close part of our life that we can’t do without it. What this contains is polyurethane. This component is there in everything – furniture, plastic bags, garden hoses, kid’s toys and everything. Plastic is so widely used because it’s easy to produce, its durable and its dirt cheap. Why is it a threat? Because we can get rid of it. So what happens to it? People dig huge holes in earth and fill it up with plastic. So what? One day there won’t be land l...

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Amazing Trees – Axel Erlandson’s Circus Trees.

Axel Erlandson was a regular Swedish American farmer, till he started a new hobby. His advertised his hobby as “See World’s Strangest Trees here”. His experiment with horticulture was to shape trees. The idea emerged from the information he got from his wife and daughter about the oddities in mystery spot in California, which claimed to defy the laws of physics. They suggested the money people were ready to pay for seeing odd things. Axel got excited with the idea and bought a piece of land where he started his first creation “Basket Tree”. He bent, cared and grafted the tree into odd yet fant...

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Eucalyptus- Healer& Killer

We all know eucalyptus. When we travel in the trains of Kerala, we see vendors selling eucalyptus oil. The remedy for our health issues. Eucalyptus oil is an anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, decongestant, deodorant, antiseptic, antibacterial, stimulating andalso contains other medicinal properties. Eucalyptus essential oil is colourless and has a distinct taste and odour. It is a good and effective medicine for respiratory problems, wounds, skin care, mental exhaustion, dental care, muscle pain and fever. It’s also use as room freshener, soap, sauna and mouth wash. We have to admit, it’s a ma...

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The Oldest Living Tree– Old Tjikko

Trees are among those living organisms that have witnessed the rise and falls of numerous civilizations through the course of human history. The oldest of trees have something which makes them majestic and to some extenteternal. The oldest of all such trees in the world which is named as Old Tjikko tree is more than 9000 years old and is still standing up right. This tree is indeed amazing in terms of internal structure. There are a number of intellectuals who have constantly asserted that trees serve as a medium of establishing s connection with the past.

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Every single tree counts a green world – together let’s make it happen!

Did you know that all around the world, 3 to 6 billion trees are cut down each and every year. This has to do with the demand for goods that are produced from trees. Writing paper and household tissues are an illustration of this, as well as the timber used to construct homes. And unfortunately, we need the things that the trees produce but we can do something about the depletion of our forests. Trees are celebrated on Arbor Day and the idea is that we should plant trees at that time but this is not really tackling the issue. This is because virtually all individuals aren’t going out and plant...

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Home alone is not always fun

In the crowded world we all yearn for solitude and in few years our wish might come true. With the current rate of deforestation and usage of natural resources which are non renewable, its matter of years when we lose hold on the natural order of this. Chaos theory looks exciting but not everyone sees the other side of it. The major catastrophic events that brought chaos on earth is said to be the ice age and asteroid in Jurassic era, which wiped out millions of species from the face of the earth. The world forest has reduced to merely 20% of what it used to be there few years ago. And the ma...

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Plant More Trees To Save The Earth

Did you know that all around the world, 3 to 6 billion trees are cut down each and every year. This has to do with the demand for goods that are produced from trees. Writing paper and household tissues are an illustration of this, as well as the timber used to construct homes. And unfortunately, we need the things that the trees produce but we can do something about the depletion of our forests. Trees are celebrated on Arbor Day and the idea is that we should plant trees at that time but this is not really tackling the issue. This is because virtually all individuals aren’t going out and plant...

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Grow And Save Trees

Trees protect the environment against soil erosion, siltation and flooding. Soil erosion causes us to lose valuable agricultural soil to our dams and the sea. Siltation is when soil ends up in our Rivers and dams. This has an impact on flow rate of the river making it more easy to flood as well as reduce the capacity of the dams. As water moves quicker over terrain devoid of vegetation rivers tend to flood easier and more severely. So planting trees reduces the flow and therefore the thread of flooding. Score of animals live in trees and the habitat that they provide. A single tree is good, cl...

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PLANT A TREE, SAVE COUNTLESS LIVES

“Long ago there was a forest . The trees could speak and were friends of the people . Once people needed wood to build houses, to keep warm, and to cook food . They promised the forest , to plant two trees for every tree cut down. The forest agreed. So, they cut down the trees. After sometime they forgot their promise . They stopped planting trees . Yet, they did not stop cutting them . The trees became sad . They stopped talking . One night when the people were sleeping , the forest quietly walked away . The people woke up to find the the forest gone . The animals that lived in the forest bec...

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Plant Trees Save Life: Inspiration For the Day !

Wolfgang, a young man from Germany, had come to India 40 years ago in search of souls roots. But after he settled down in Wayanad district, he devoted a major portion of his time and effort to keep the natural forest land at his disposal rooted to the soil.A small patch of land in Periya, on the Kannur -Wayanad route is now the Gurukula Botanical Sanctuary and Garden, all made by this great personality. Wolfgang Theuerkauf fell in love with the place, stayed on and bought 55 acres. Of this, 10 acres is a garden and nursery today, while the rest has been restored into forest land, fields and g...

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How To Save Trees ?

In this world we live in, trees are constantly neglected as forests are cut down to build buildings, and other things we need. Here is how to help conserve the planet’s beloved trees. 1.Recycle in a smart way: Cut down on and share magazines, return unwanted catalogs to the sender. Look for tips on recycling so you know that your efforts will be rewarded with recycled material. Throw paper and cardboard in a bag separately from cans, glass and plastics 2.Try to use both sides of your papers. Use a printer that prints on both sides automatically e.g. HP Officejet Pro 8500 A909g Series or a sim...

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More Trees, More Oxygen, Long Life..

Do you know how much green surface area is required to provide for your daily oxygen intake that you breathe from air? Each one of us requires 625 square feet surface area of greenery to produce our daily oxygen needs, isn’t that good enough reason to save trees.treee Here are some of the reasons why one should save trees: Trees clean the air: Trees help cleanse the air by intercepting airborne particles, reducing heat, and absorbing pollutants such as carbon monoxide, sulphur dioxide, and nitrogen dioxide. Trees are Effective Sound Barriers: Trees are as effective as stone walls in stopping s...

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