Tree planting is perceived as one of the most engaging and environment-friendly activities. In the words of Ankit Goel, Director, Goel Ganga Developments, it is a small initiative to bring the change we want to see on the planet Earth. Yesterday, on 26 June 2020 a tree plantation drive was organized at Ganga Florentina, Nibm Road, and Ganga Fernhill, Undri. He added that trees are one of the best friends of human beings; they provide a multitude of benefits in different ways. They keep the environment happy and healthy. And planting trees in huge numbers brings plenty of goodness to life such as they help in reducing the floods, enhance the air quality, helps in dealing with the urban pollution, leaves a positive impact on the state of mind, reduces stress, encourage in outdoor activities, and much more.
While addressing the residents and buyers during the plantation drive, Ankit Goel said it is the need of the hour. Further, he said that we have to be cautious, careful, and creative regarding Mother Nature. Creating a man-made forest is the earnest requirement for the growing Pune. It will contribute to making the city more panoramic, serene, and livable for everyone. He gave the example of the Forest for Peterborough campaign that was initiated in 2010 to plant a tree for every person in Peterborough by 2030. Forest for Peterborough has brought together many businesses through volunteer tree planting and making it a more beautiful and healthier place to live and work. To date, the area has witnessed more than 100,000 planted trees.
Ankit said, likewise, we have to join hands and engage the landowners, communities, businesses, and other stakeholders to improve the local environment without any delays. Adding to it, he said that organizing tree plantation events brings numerous benefits to the community. It enhances the spirit and unity among the residents, strangers, and even business rivals. It might bring economic aids to the area by reducing the maintenance costs, and by raising house prices on aesthetic grounds. The additional advantages of planting bulk trees in wide areas create a wildlife environment that gives shade, oxygen, cleans the air, prevents soil erosion, and much more. Moreover, it might become a source of healthy and hygienic fruits and vegetables for the community.
Concluding the event, Ankit Goel made a remarkable statement that planting trees is like an opportunity for the children of this generation to learn the facts of nature and woods. These campaigns are wonderful centers to teach the kids about the importance of trees and their relevance in today’s time. It also gives the chance to communicate with the other members of the community.