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Golden Trees – Greenspaces and Urban Forestry

Urban India is being stripped of its green cover as real estate developers seek to turn every last square metre into cash.
But for people who use urban spaces, the quality of life is almost synonymous with verdant surrounds. This book, written by a forest officer who has spent a lifetime studying plants and animals, will be very helpful to those who seek to protect green urban spaces.

It would also serve as a useful guide to those who wish to document the existing trees in their cities. The volume contains 342 illustrations and 72 colour photographic plates. It is divided into sections dealing with trees of the countryside and cities, urban planting and urban forestry. The text is tight and purposeful and provides even lay persons with basic information that will help them take informed decisions on which trees to plant in their neighbourhoods. It also indicates when different species flower and fruit. Annexure One makes suggestions on which species to plant in narrow, medium and broad avenues, or along highways.

Annexure Two suggests species suitable for parks and gardens, woodlots and orchards. The book is a welcome addition to the limited literature available on urban green spaces. Copies may be obtained directly from the author: S.G. Neginhal, 643, 2 nd Cross, 9th Main, III Stage, III Block, Basaveshwarnagar, Bangalore – 560 079. Or by email 

S.G. Neginhal (IFS) (Retd.), Published by: Self-published, Soft cover, Price: Rs. 750/-

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