Uttar Pradesh government is currently attempting to preserve trees by giving a ‘heritage’ status to trees that are over 100 years of age.
Head Chief Conservator of forests (PCCF), Pawan Kumar has guided the state’s forest department to unite with the gram sabha’s to recognize such trees in villages and guarantee their protection. After the distinguishing proof of the trees, a showcase board will be put close to them with subtleties of its age and how it is valuable to both man and creatures.
He has submitted rules on this undertaking to the government and the endorsement will arrive in seven days’ time. From there on, all the DFO’s will be officially informed to begin working at this venture.
Around 60,000 trees will be distinguished in stage one of this undertaking, which will be driven by a biodiversity management committee. Directions will be sent to railways, cantonment boards, and government residential colonies to share data about Heritage trees in the region under their jurisdiction and allow the committee to begin endeavours for their preservation.