This is the first if it’s kind in the world.
An environmentalist from Chennai, India, Dr Abdul Ghani, known as the ‘Green Man of India’, has launched a tree ambulance service to provide first-aid service to trees. Tree Ambulance aims to deliver a positive environmental impact by exclusively caring for trees.
The idea of tree ambulance is to save trees by care for sick ones and help bring uprooted ones back to their feet.
Now that the pollution levels around the world are at an all-time high, and the green spaces are quickly losing out to industrialisation and commercial spaces, it is imperative that grown trees are fostered and protected.
Ghani said he plans to expand this project on a national scale by 2020.
Ghani told ANI that the Ambulance will start its travel on June 5 across Tamil Nadu and around the country to reach New Delhi in two months. It will also stop at schools and colleges, and educate students on the green cover.
Tamil Nadu had been affected by a series of natural calamities like cyclone Vardah in 2016 and cyclone Gaja in 2018, uprooting lakhs of trees. Tree Ambulance aims to help restore in green cover and take care of existing trees.
First aid treatment, seed bank, shifting trees, survey of trees, tree distribution are among the services offered by Tree Ambulance.
A recent study by NASA said India and China are significantly contributing to making the planet greener.
Yet, conservation efforts are the need of the hour, considering that India is constantly losing its green cover to rapid industrialisation and commercialisation.
Source: India Times