In a first, Chennai environmentalist Dr Abdul Ghani is popularly known as the ‘Green Man of India’ launched a tree ambulance service in a bid to provide the first-aid service to trees. Let’s take a moment to appreciate this man for his efforts to protect the environment by coming up with a brilliant initiative.
Tree Ambulance strives to deliver a positive environmental impact by exclusively caring for trees.
The aim of tree ambulance is to save trees by caring and protecting sick ones and to help bring uprooted ones right back to their feet.
Now that the pollution levels all over the world are at an all-time high, and the green spaces are soon losing out to industrialisation and commercial spaces, it is vitally important that grown trees are promoted and protected.
Ghani said he has massive plans to expand this project on a national scale by the year 2020.
The tree Ambulance started its journey on June 5 which will travel across Tamil Nadu and around the nation to reach New Delhi in two months.
The ambulance will also stop at schools and colleges and will also educate students on the green cover.
For the unversed, Tamil Nadu had been badly affected by a string of natural disasters like cyclone Vardah in 2016 and cyclone Gaja in 2018, destroying and uprooting lakhs of trees. This tree Ambulance will make sure to help restore in green cover and will also take care of existing trees.
Tree Ambulance offers first aid treatment, seed bank, shifting trees, the survey of trees, tree distribution.
Sadly, India is losing its green cover to rapid industrialisation and commercialisation. Now efforts are being taken at the need of the hour.