64th Tree Appreciation Walk at Malad Trail, SGNP



Attachments (1) - List of plants of Malad trail SGNP August 2015.docx

Dear Friends,

Standing under the tall trees of Mahua, Teak, Charoli, Toddy Palm……surrounded by numerous wild flowers, climbers…….stared by hundreds of wild turmeric on Malad Trail….hoping to meet some angels or a possibility of meeting God, in our heart….

Remembered few lines by Hermann Hesse

A Tree says :- My strength is trust. I know nothing about my fathers. I know nothing about the thousand children that every year spring out of me. I live out the secret of my seed to the very end and I care for nothing else. I trust that God is in me. I trust that my labour is holy. Out of this trust I live… 

Malad Trail is one of the most serene area of SGNP…..it’s not visited by many so very quite & heavenly….accidently we rediscovered it two years back and have been conducting our tree walks there.

We invite you all for a Tree Appreciation Walk on Malad Trail on 23rd August, at 7.30 am.

The 64th walk is on Sunday 23rd Aug,15               

 Venue: Malad Trail, Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Borivali

Time:  7.30

Duration of walk:  2 hours

Meeting Point: at NIC centre, from the ticket window its about 5 mints Walk. 

Please buy your ticket which is Rs.45/- per head. Car ticket is approximately Rs 110.

Also note we have to pay Rs 75/- to forest department for entering the Malad trail and Rs 10 for the forest guide. Please  pay the said money to your group leader and kindly bring exact change so we do not waste time].  

Most Important:

1. Registration for our this, 23rd August,Sundya's Tree Appreciation Walk, is  compulsory. There are changes in their official  system of giving permission for the visit to restricted area of SGNP. 

We request whoever is planning to join us for this Sunday walk, please register your name with us. Once you buy your ticket at the entrance, please meet us at the NIC (Nature Information Center) which is just 5 minutes walk from the main gate. After you meet us at the gate we will collect money which is Rs.75/-/- per head and take the permission from NIC. 

From NIC to Malad trail is 3 km, you have to have your vehicle or take a private taxi which are available there.We will guide you about it. 

We will wait at NIC till 7.45 am and then move to Malad Trail.......please reach NIC by 7.45 am. 

You may call me if any information/assistant required at my phone no 9869429032. Once we leave NIC, you may not get the phone signal so will not be able to get in touch with me. 

Sorry for all these inconveniences......these are not of our making 😕...in spite of all these obstacles, Malad trail is a heaven on earth, as I said there may be possibilities of meeting God… 

Very Important : Please Don’t be late, specially those who are coming for the 1st time for the trail in the park & not familiar with the area....there will be other groups also for their walks and it will be very difficult to locate us once we leave for Malad trail. Also the queue for tickets will be very long so do come early. 

And as you all are aware that in forest we have to follow certain Do's & Don'ts........Here are some.... 

a)     Please wear dull cloths only......preferably dark green, brown, black. 

b)    No plastics bags or wrappers.....carry food or snacks in boxes which you carry back home. 

c)   Carry Odomos or any mosquito repellent, drinking water. 

f)    Have proper  rain wear & good rainy shoes. 

g]  Stay with the group. 

h] Each one responsible for their own safety . 

I] Take nothing from nature.

    Leave nothing behind except your footprints.

   Take lots of pictures and memories. 

Park gate opens at 7.30 am. 

List of the trees which we are planning to show is attached here. 

Hope to see you all, 

Cheers, 

TAW Team



no

Common Name

Botanical Name

Family

 

1

Tad

Borassus flabellifer

Arecaceae

T

2

Teak

Tectona grandis

Verbenaceae

T

3

Kumbhi

Careya arborea

Lecythidaceae

T

4

Aasan

Bridelia retusa

Euphorbiaceae

T

5

Tambat

Flacourtia indica

Flacourtiaceae

T

6

Haldu

Haldina cordifolia

Rubiaceae

T

7

Tyfani

Typhonium roxburgii

Araceae

H

8

Humb

Polyalthia cerasoides

Anonaceae

T

9

TamdaKuda

Writia tomentosa

Apocynaceae

T

10

Mahuva

Madhuca indica

Sapotaceae

T

11

Prickly Dioscorea

Dioscoria hispida

Dioscoriaceae

C

12

Charoli

Buchnania lanzan

Anacardiceae

T

13

Baratondi

Morinda tinctoria

Rubiaceae

T

14

Jyotismati/Kangani

Celastrus panniculatus

Celastraceae

C

15

Undirmar

Gliricidia sepium

Fabaceae

T

16

Temburni

Diospyros melanoxylon

Ebenaceae

T

17

Kaju

Anacardium occidentale

Anacardiaceae

T

18

Behda

Terminalia bellerica

Combretaceae

T

19

Karaunda

Carssa carandas

Apocynaceae

C

20

Bhutraj

Lygodium flexuosum

Lygodiaceae

C

 




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