It also happened in West Bengal, old trees esp peepul, mangoes,
kadam , shirish ...among others used to have hundreds of orchids
along the "roads" from Calcutta down south to Canning or Joynagar
etc... most of these trees have been cut down... for clearing for
apartments, cash/money, cooking wood, timber for furniture.... as
children we would gawk at the colors on otherwise stark black of the
old tree trunks as the car ambled along the old potfilled roads....
along with the orchids, trees (hence green cover ) and the water
bodies ( that acted as natural flood control devices) are gone...
I think we woke up too late... (we means you , me, us, our politicians
I recently spotted a family of dendronium pierardii, a beautiful jewel
toned pink orchid on an old kadam tree in a private garden...
wonderful to behold and stopped me in my tracks and stoppedpeech for a
On Apr 20, 7:12 am, prasad dash <prasad.dash2...@gmail.com
> Dear Pankaj thanks for the id. I thought this is only happening in Orissa.
> After hearing this i presume the situation would be same in other parts of
> the country also. So its very essential that we should advocate for tree
> act. I wl share it with you once i draft it.
> email: prasad.dash2...@gmail.com
> ph. 09437444241