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The Secretariat Arc walk that took place on 18th morning revealed to the participants the various ways in which the trees are being treated once they overcome the challenges of rooting and growing in ...

The Secretariat Arc walk that took place on 18th morning revealed to the participants the various ways in which the trees are being treated once they overcome the challenges of rooting and growing in the harsh city atmosphere. The trees along the Press Club road planted and obviously nurtured with care are now choking within the same tree guards meant to protect them. The walk SET OUR TREES FREE was conceived with the idea of liberating the trees from the metal wires and rubbish that have been hampering their growth.
But on closer study we understood that not only is it tough to remove the ring and wires of the tree guard from the trees but the disposal of the waste would also be problem.It was decided that we walk along the route starting from Cantonment Police Station and identify the main issues and problems that can be corrected and solved by intervention and positive interference.
The small but efficient group of 15 including 4-5 young participants did a meticulous walk observing the route focusing on
1. Identifying the trees whose tree guards need to be removed immediately
2. Locating the areas in the route where more planting can be done especially with small trees or shrubs
3. Removal of flex boards and plastic signs and advertisements nailed or fixed on to trees
4. Removal of garbage and disposal of garbage especially dumped in the tree guard spaces.
5. Removal of the huge waste dump often burning diagonally opposite to the SMSM Institute
6. Identifying compounds or spaces within which tree cover can be increased so that shade on the roads will increase.
7.Declare the prestigious space around the Secretariat as Plastic- Flex free with more greenery and providing disposal bins and strategy for collection .

The problems and issues have been documented by photographs .It was decided to prepare a detailed document highlighting the above issues and submitted to the concerned authorities with a request to involve citizen’s groups in the city in the process.

(Prepared by Anitha.S with photos from Veena.M)

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  • Prakash P. Gopinath5/242013 Set The Trees Free WalkThe Tree Walk, Trivandrum
  • The Secretariat Arc walk that took place on 18thmorningrevealed to the participants the various ways in which thetrees are being treated once they overcome thechallenges of rooting and growing in the harsh cityatmosphere.5/242013Set The Trees Free WalkThe Tree Walk, Trivandrum
  • The trees along the Press Club road planted andobviously nurtured with care are now choking within thesame tree guards meant to protect them. The walk SETOUR TREES FREE was conceived with the idea ofliberating the trees from the metal wires and rubbish thathave been hampering their growth.5/242013Set The Trees Free WalkThe Tree Walk, Trivandrum
  • But on closer study we understood that not only is ittough to remove the ring and wires of the tree guardfrom the trees but the disposal of the waste would alsobe problem.It was decided that we walk along the routestarting from Cantonment Police Station and identify themain issues and problems that can be corrected andsolved by intervention and positive interference.5/242013Set The Trees Free WalkThe Tree Walk, Trivandrum
  • The small but efficient group of 15 including 4-5 youngparticipants did a meticulous walk observing the routefocusing on .5/242013Set The Trees Free WalkThe Tree Walk, Trivandrum
  •  Identifying the trees whose tree guards need to be removed immediately Locating the areas in the route where more planting can be done especially withsmall trees or shrubs Removal of flex boards and plastic signs and advertisements nailed or fixed on totrees Removal of garbage and disposal of garbage especially dumped in the tree guardspaces. Removal of the huge waste dump often burning diagonally opposite to the SMSMInstitute Identifying compounds or spaces within which tree cover can be increased so thatshade on the roads will increase. Declare the prestigious space around the Secretariat as Plastic- Flex free with moregreenery and providing disposal bins and strategy for collection .5/242013Set The Trees Free WalkThe Tree Walk, Trivandrum
  •  The problems and issues have been documented byphotographs .It was decided to prepare a detaileddocument highlighting the above issues and submitted tothe concerned authorities with a request to involvecitizen’s groups in the city in the process.(Prepared by Anitha.S with photos from Veena.M)5/242013Set The Trees Free WalkThe Tree Walk, Trivandrum
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