100th Tree Appreciation Walk at Rani Bagh, Mumbai



100th Tree Appreciation Walk at Rani Bagh, Mumbai on 13th January,19 at 9.30 am : 5 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (1)- List of the trees of Rani Bagh for our 100th TAW on 13th Junuary,19.docx

Dear Friends,

 

On the occasion  of the 100th tree appreciation walk , we wish to thank all of you for being our  partners and collaborators, in this fascinating journey of discovery of the sylvan world  around us. 

 

We embarked on this journey nine years ago , curious to know a little more about the trees in our backyards, in our neighborhood , in the few green spaces in the city, in our National Park.

 

Your enthusiasm and desire to know more about the trees around you , braving scorching heat of summer, rains, winter, reaching early in the morning, from far off place like Thane, Dombivali, Colaba, Pune, Vasai, Virar,   pushed us to learn more and discover more. As we learned and shared what we knew, we grew along with you all.

 

Ours has been a symbiotic relationship. Each one of us have given and received together.  On the tree walks, we have witnessed the magic of the world of trees, marveled at their beauty, and been humbled by their intelligence and quiet resilience . Together, we have experienced the truth of Thoreau's words - 'I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees !’.

 

Through our tree appreciation walks , we hope to continue to kindle in people , a desire to know more about trees, herbs, shrubs, climber around us and an abiding interest in them and love for these marvelous works of nature so that we cherish and protect them as we would our loved ones.

 

We invite you all for our 100th Tree Appreciation Walk on 13th January to meet the denizens of Rani Bagh to share their numerous anecdotes…. 

Our Tree Appreciation  Walk on Sunday 13th January,2019              

Venue:  Ranibagh also called Byculla Zoo, [VJB Udyan]

Time:  9.30  a.m.

Duration of walk:  2 hours

Meeting Point: Main gate, Near the ticket office. 

The Veermata Jijabai Bhonsle Udyan or simply Ranibagh or Byculla Zoo to Mumbai residents, is a botanical garden. It has more than 3000 trees [ 276 species].

Points to Remember :-

Carry plenty of water, pet bottles not allowed, wear cap and comfortable shoes.

Eatables are strictly not allowed inside the garden officially……but as I have said earlier ‘what’s the point in being an Indian if we do not break some rules’.

Registration for our 100th Tree Appreciation Walk is not required. 

Cheers,

TAW Team


100th TAW at   Ranibagh on13 January2019  List of Trees: 

no

Common Name

Scientific Name

Family

Country of Origin

1

Baobab

Adansonia digitata

Bombaceae

Africa

2

Khat

Cath edulis

Celastraceae

Africa

3

Zanzibar Copal

Trachelobium verrucosum

Caesalpiniaceae

Madagascar

4

India rubber Tree

Ficus elastica

Moraceae

India

5

Cajuput

Melaleuca leucodendron

Myrtaceae

Australia

6

Divi Divi

Caesalpinia coriaria

Caesalpiniaceae

Caribbean Islands

7

Elephant Apple

Dillenia indica

Dilleniaceae

India

8

Cocoa

Theobroma cacao

Sterculaceae

Brazil

9

Gayatri

Guaiacum officinale

Zygophyllaceae

Brazil

10

Goldie lock

Strophanthus  boivinii

Apocynaceae

Madagascar

11

Rohituk

Aphanamyxis  polystachya

Meliaceae

India

12

Shivan

Gmelina arborea

Verbenaceae

India

13

Lemon Scented Gum

Corymbia citriodora

Myrtaceae

Australia

14

Talipot

Corypha  umbraculifera

Arecaceae

India

15

Krishna Fig

Ficus benghalensis var krishnae

Moraceae

India

16

Sita Ashok

Saraca asoka

Caesalpiniaceae

India

17

Urvashi

Amherstia nobilis

Caesalpiniaceae

Mynamar



Thanks, Renee ji, for the remarkable journey.
I will certainly like to be part of this.
Thanks for such a great work.

Hearty congratulations, Renee !!! A great milestone !!! I will do my best to be part of 101st walk. This time, I am away from Mumbai.

Hearty congratulations dear Renee and Usha Ji.
Really wish I was a part of this special one but unfortunately I'm not in town.

Sorry, I wanted to come. But unable to come now.
Anyway, thanks, for the increditable journey.
May be I am able to join in future walks. 



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