We a group of nature loving people under the tag "CTC Cuddalore" organised Green Day on 4 September 2016.
This initiative is part of Chennai Trekking Club's Ainthinai's efforts to create more spread of green on our Mother Earth.
Mr.Sairam is a retired forest dept official;
He provided us saplings for this plantation drive. He has been developing tree saplings and providing them to people who are into planting sapling as a social activity. He provided 60+ tree saplings for free. It was a great support for us.
Sow the seeds, examine the sprouts which come out healthily. Select them for sapling plantation
If done in rocky area, go for 3 cubic feet pit or 1 cubic metre pit.
Have farm yard manure/ fertilizer inside the pit for the sapling to get healthy and grow stronger.
The importance of taking deep pits is for trees to help their roots to go deeper and help them grow faster
The first important thing is that main root should go deeper and earlier. So make the pits as deeper as possible.
Sapling (seedlings) should be of 3 or 4 feet or more height while we sow. This helps in the plant being tolerant to its new place of living and lessens probability to cattle attack.
Sapling with the soil should be handled with care, like an infant. Do not allow shock. That will kill the plant.
Do not water abundantly. That will kill the plant. Better to have wet as well as dry condition.Water it only if you find the tree is showing unhealthy symptoms due to want of water.Watering to be done only when needed. Excess watering is a kill.
Three poisonous species tree are
Veli Karuvel maram
We had a great experience in gaining knowledge from him....
We had few snacks and the green warriors dispersed from the place with satisfaction.
And we gave the saplings back to him, so that it will be sent to a next social activity by himself.
A day well spent...