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Subhash Park Tree Naming and Handbook Release

The Subhash Bose park which is maintained by the Center for Heritage, Environment and Development is rich in biodiversity.  Under the interact bio project, jointly conducted by Kochi Municipal Corporation, c-hed and ICLEI,  Mapping, Identification and Naming of trees in Subhash Bose Park were done. A total of 434 trees were identified  which included 61 species of 24 families of which 157 are indigenous trees and 277 are alien trees.

The tree naming ceremony and the handbook release were held in Subhash park on the 6th of February 2019. The trees were tied with boards containing their common name, scientific name and their native and the handbook containing details of the trees in the park was released by  Justice (retd.) K. Sukumaran, an enthusiast in environment conservation. Mayor Soumini Jain presided over the event which was also attended by Imani Kumar, director, ICLEI- South Asia. 

Trees of Subhash Chandra Bose Park

Tree Census

Nature’s wonder and a gift to mankind, trees are priceless and the valuable assets necessary for the very existence of any living creature. They are essential to life and form the ground troops of food chain. As a part of the green drive of the Kochi Municipal Corporation a tree census programme was coordinated by c-hed along with Rajagiri School of Social Science. During the survey, details of each tree located in public places in the city was recorded along with its approximate age and scientific name.

tree census 2

The program focusing on building an environmental-friendly culture and enhancement of the social responsibility of the youth, saw participation from 1,700 students and 300 teachers from various schools and colleges. The event was also marked by the planting of tree saplings by the students.