The world is evolving and there are rapid changes happening on the planet that aren’t always visible to the public eye. It is why many are always caught off guard by these drastic changes because we have been too busy with the trivial things in life we lose foresight on a lot of things that also matter, one of which is nature. The trees and plants around us give us life and also sustain it. They have been around since forever and is perhaps the reason why many of us take it for granted. Unfortunately, they have also been gravely affected by the burgeoning human population and the apparent misuse and abuse of natural resources.

It is about time we pay back Mother Nature for our wrongdoings and help it recover. Nature’s recovery is also crucial to our own survival as a species. It can start with little acts such as planting trees or preventing tree felling that is the reason for massive deforestation in various parts of the globe. We can’t just thrive in technology. We need trees as well even if we don’t always see their worth in our lives. Any tree-planting initiative can go a long way in making life sustainable in the long run. Children should be taught about the importance of trees as well because their survival also depends on nature’s survival. If they fail to grasp its value while they are young, they may adopt bad habits that can worsen the existing situation making it more difficult for them to lead normal lives someday.

Sujit Mahapatra, who started the initiative, said back in 2009 when the campaign was started volunteers wanted to do something to stop the rapid felling of trees.

“It was realised that even through many trees were planted most of them couldn’t survive due to lack of care after the plantation. Moreover, efforts to plant trees and save the planet had no impact,” he said.

So, the volunteers came up with the idea of promoting planting and gifting trees.

“The campaign aims to establish a personal relationship with plants which happens when one plants or gifts trees on occasions such as child birth, birthdays, weddings and anniversaries. Once, there is a personal association with plants and one sees the plants having new leaves and flowers, a person is attached to it. Moreover, while gifting a plant a powerful message on the importance of trees is send across,” he said.


If the situation calls for it, felling trees may actually make sense especially if their presence poses a threat or danger to human lives or properties. However, some intentional cut trees for a profit and this is the biggest threat so far to all the trees in the world. Aside from that, natural calamities may also endanger old trees especially if the wind is too strong and they eventually get uprooted. Not only that, trees that are out in the open don’t get the attention they need and often die because of lack of care especially when the elements are too harsh.

A number of green activists and citizens protested on July 14, demanding withdrawal of the plan to fell about 1,400 trees in Gurugram to expand a road at the Atul Kataria Chowk and build an auditorium in Sector 4. They contended that there was no need for a flyover and an underpass in the area and traffic could be streamlined with some minor changes. Haryana forest and PWD minister Rao Narbir Singh, has however, reiterated that trees will have to make way for a wider road to ease traffic jams, and that the lost tree cover could always be compensated for by planting more trees.

In an interview with HT on Sunday, Singh spoke about the need for felling trees and the importance of people’s participation to increase the green cover of Gurugram and the state.


There are individuals who dedicate their lives to protecting nature even if it means going against the crowd and doing a lot of unimaginable things on your own. But these people are instrumental in making big changes because it can trigger a positive effect on others and encourage them to pitch in and make an effort into helping nature heal and recover. And trees are synonymous with nature, right? It gives off life-sustaining oxygen that is crucial for human life.

Making a big noise about preserving life, planting trees, and preventing more trees from being cut down without a reason should be a concern by all of us. But in case one is already down and must be cleared right away, so better hire professional like to do it for you safely and properly. It is also our responsibility to take care of the planet where we live in because it is the only place we call home.