The garden department of the Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) has posted information about its tree plantation efforts. The information includes the location, number and type of trees planted, contact numbers of officials and employees etc, on the corporation’s website. Suresh Salunke, chief garden superintendent, said that citizens can complain to the garden department about missing tress, or tree felling.
The department has planted 65,340 saplings during this monsoon. PCMC has planted three-year-old saplings of indigenous species which have a survival rate of more than 90%. Saplings of banyan, peepal, tamarind, neem and acacia have been planted. The civic body had set a target of planting 9,019 saplings in each zone. The garden department has surpassed this target by planting over 10,000 trees in each of the four zones.