ECOLOGIC: Treasure Trove – Trees

23 Jul 2016, New Indian Express: ECOLOGIC- Pavitra Sriprakash, the Chief Designer and Director of Shilpa Architects writes about a wide variety of trees identified in a neighborhood at Gandhi Nagar, Adyar, during a community walk by a Tree Expert.  She added that it was our responsibility to preserve and protect trees – a Treasure Trove & Charm of our Cities!

Preserve the trees instead of felling or strangulating them.

The truth is that many of these trees that still live in our cities and are standing amidst growth and expansion. They mutely support advertisement banners and television cables. Very often they are cut unscrupulously. How long they have endured abuse while supporting fauna, enriching human lives and cleaning the environment. Roads and pavements are laid up to the circumference of their trunks, which virtually choke them.