In order to protect and make inventory of the trees in public places across Chennai, Corporation of Chennai (CoC) was approached by Nizhal. As a pilot, Ward 176 was selected and mapped with community and student volunteers, guided by our team. In this regard, TEEMS India came forward to map the trees using GPS technology. This exercise is planned to  be undertaken  by the CoC in all 199 wards of the city!.

An important step to organize systematic and sustained planting and caring of trees calls for a survey of the existing situation taking into account the species available, their current condition and stretches/ areas where new planting can be done. Since this is the basic information needed to plan for good tree cover, Nizhal initiated the concept of Tree Survey to be conducted in various parts of the city. For sensitization and awareness building among citizens, this Tree Survey is planned to be carried out through voluntary efforts involving youth and other interested citizens. 

To conduct a tree survey, download the Tree Survey Form  and Guidelines. Volunteers at Nizhal are available to assist you with any questions. Email: nizhal.shade@gmail.com.