August Tree Festival 2022 – A report

August Tree Festival 2022 – A report

August Tree Festival 2022 – A report India is a geologically diverse country with different species of trees flowering and fruiting in different seasons, the monsoon being no exception. Citizen scientists across India were motivated to observe the monsoon form of the...
Mourning a Mango Tree

Mourning a Mango Tree

Today it will be 16 days since our mango tree fell. If she had been a human, we would have gathered to reminisce about her life, offered prayers for her soul and feasted in celebration of all that she stood for but trees don’t have funerals or memorial services. They...
April Tree Festival 2022 – A report

April Tree Festival 2022 – A report

Summer is undoubtedly the most vibrant, eventful of the Indian seasons. Most trees are flowering, fruiting, and sprouting colorful new leaves too. It is most pleasing to observe the different trees around us during this time, which was the purpose of the April Tree...
Language, names and nature

Language, names and nature

There is a tall Acacia nilotica tree on an empty plot near our home. I have seen it grow from a small sapling, giving little notice to it then, always thinking the owners would pluck it out anytime as they begin to build a new house or apartment there. It has remained...
November Tree Festival – A report

November Tree Festival – A report

15 – 28 November 2021 The month of November sees a prominent drop in temperature across India, to which tree species respond in myriad ways. The November Tree Festival (held between 15 and 28 November 2021), was an occasion to celebrate this seasonal shift, and we are...