Friday, August 20, 2004

Experts discuss sustainable urban greening

Management of trees needed: Thimmappa
New Indian Express

BANGALORE: After much discussion on managing Business and IT and BT, the focus now has shifted to managing environment and creating a pollution-free society.

A day-long technical seminar ‘Planning, Planting and Management of Trees in Urban Areas’ conducted by the Arobiculture Association of India (AAI) on Wednesday deliberated on ways to effectively manage environment, especially, trees.

The experts focussed on drawing a sustainable solution to avoid cutting trees for unwanted reasons. Delivering the inaugural address, Director of National Law School of India, Dr. A. Jayagovind said laws created must be implemented to effect results.

Speaking on the occasion, Bangalore University vice-chancellor Dr M.S. Thimmappa said the University had launched ‘Bio Park’ project with the objective to protect existing flora and fauna in the campus and conserve rare and endangered species of Western Ghats.

‘‘As many as three lakh saplings of 300 different species were planted and they have grown into healthy trees,’’ he said.


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