Andhra Pradesh targets to plant 5 crore trees in next five years

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu Friday said the government targets to plant five crore trees in the next five years through various plantation programmes.

'Nakshatra Vatikas' to be developed in Madhya Pradesh schools

Keen to educate students about constellations and properties of trees, the Madhya Pradesh government will develop 'Nakshatra Vatikas' in government schools.

NGT directs GDA to pay Rs 5 lakh for felling 12 trees

The National Green Tribunal has imposed a cost of Rs 5 lakh on Ghaziabad Development Authority for cutting 12 trees for construction of 17.6 km-long cycle track.

NGT orders ban on cutting trees near Taj Mahal

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the Uttar Pradesh government to ensure that no unauthorised construction activities are permitted and no trees cut in the eco-sensitive zone near the Taj Mahal.

HC raps govt for no details of trees supplied to crematoriums

The Delhi High Court today rapped the city government for the failure of its forest department to give details of the amount of wood consumed in crematoriums in the national capital and the number of trees that have been cut which were then supplied to them.

UP denies tree felling in Taj eco zone, NGT directs enquiry

The National Green Tribunal has directed an inquiry into the alleged illegal felling and sale of 4,000 trees in the eco-sensitive zone near the Taj Mahal.

Officials summoned over tree felling in McLeodganj

Acting tough against the illegal felling of trees in McLeodganj, the abode of Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, the Himachal Pradesh High Court has summoned top government officials next month.

Delhi govt hikes security deposit for cutting tree

 In a major move aimed at preserving the capital's green cover, the Delhi government on Friday announced a substantial hike in the security deposit for cutting trees, amounting to more than 100 per cent in case of commercial projects.

World Environment Day: Spiritual group plants 10 million trees
World Environment Day: Spiritual group plants 10 million trees

A spiritual group said on Friday that it had achieved its 2011 target of planting 10 million trees across the country.

British designer growing trees into furniture

Deep in the English countryside, there`s a bizarre sight: rows of trees being grown into upside-down chairs, slowly taking shape over years of careful nurturing. Around 150 armchairs, 100 lampshades and other items including mirror frames are being grown out of the ground in a highly unusual adventure in furniture design.

Rise in CO2 ups water-use efficiency of trees

The increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration has led to trees using their available water resources more efficiently, says a new research.

Rapid decline of trees in Amazon rainforest dramatically changing climate
Rapid decline of trees in Amazon rainforest dramatically changing climate

 A new study has revealed that one-tenth of trees have been removed by human activities from Amazon rainforest since 1960s that has led to the climate change.

Felling of trees by DMRC, PWD given rise to air pollution: HC

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday noted that the "magnitude" of trees cut by DMRC and PWD for various projects has enabled air pollution to increase in the national capital and sought reports from them and the city government on where replantation was undertaken and how much, since 2010.

Trees' felling; SC asks UP to seek Centre's nod for smart city project

The Supreme Court has asked Uttar Pradesh government to seek permission from the Centre for its dream smart city project near Lucknow after it was told that around 15 hectares, out of total project area of 992 acres, is forest land.

NGT pulls up authorities over "unscientific deconcretisation"

 The National Green Tribunal has rapped authorities for damaging trees while carrying out "unscientific deconcretisation" in the capital.

GPS-based Census of Raj Bhavan trees from Friday

An IT-based Census of trees in the Raj Bhavan premises is commencing here on Friday to collect details like canopy diameter, carbon sequestration potential and spatial location.

NGT stays concretisation of trees in Gurgaon

The National Green Tribunal has directed authorities in Gurgaon not to concretise trees after noting that the process was carried out in the most "unscientific manner".

Forests can empower communities and reverse climate change: Experts
Forests can empower communities and reverse climate change: Experts

It is well known that forests play a major role in mitigating the challenges of climate change, and Madhya Pradesh, which has the largest area under forests in the country, is keen to utilise this resource not only for addressing climate change issues but also for boosting the forest-based livelihoods of local communities.

NGT issues notice to HP govt over illegal felling of trees

 The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Friday took suo moto notice of alleged illegal felling of over 450 trees at Tara Devi temple complex, 10-Km from here and issued notice to the Himachal Pradesh government, officials said.

NGT notice to Himachal over illicit felling of trees

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has taken suo moto cognisance of the illicit felling of over 450 trees on the outskirts of Shimla, an official said Friday.