Tree census in Mysuru soon

Sunday, August 4, 2019

The Forest Department is set to roll out the first-ever tree census within the next few weeks to estimate the tree numbers and ensure their protection, to shore up the green cover of the city.

The census will give the authorities a baseline data of the number of trees and also help assess the extent of green cover in Mysuru instead of coming out with random figures which could not be a reflection of the reality.

The authorities are planning to tie up with a Bengaluru-based NGO (Project Vruksha Foundation) which has carried out similar exercises elsewhere, in this endeavour.

This is the first time that such an exercise is being conducted in Mysuru and will provide a reference range about the number of trees, their health condition, species etc.

A special App is being used to record all details pertaining to a tree including its height, girth, age, species, health and location.

The immediate objective is to take up tree census in a few wards of the Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) and subsequently expand it to cover all the 65 wards of the city.

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